Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bojan Bogdanovic Will Stay In Turkey

After the reported three year for $2.5million deal  halted, the Nets and Bojan Bogdanovic have officially went their separate ways for this season. The Nets tried to buyout Bogdanovic from Fenerbahce but would be complicated since its at least $1 million . Also, there were questions if Bogdanovic really wanted to play with the Nets this season. He seemed  optimistic and he had people in his corner convincing him to stay. Here's what his coach from Fenerbahce had to say.
"I told him, don't go to the NBA just to go. Go to the NBA if you know that you can play. Bogdanovic is a young player who can still grow a lot. NBA won't escape, he can go there in one year or two. He told me that he will stay with Fenerbahce"
Billy King has few options left and one might be Andrei Kirilenko but they will likely fail. Kirilenko just opted out an one year $10 million contract and the Nets can only offer him that for three years. There is also Alan Anderson, who averaged around 11 points last season with the Toronto Raptors. The search of a backup for Paul Pierce is still in progress even though they have Damion James, but King spoke on this situation.
Joe Johnson will play some minutes at small forward,” King said, adding that the Nets have the versatility to go with a small lineup. “Starting with the interview with Kidd and how he envisioned our players, moving guys in different positions.”

“Obviously with some guys, we’re going to try to monitor some of the guys’ minutes as we go forward,” King said, clearly referring to Garnett and Pierce .
After all, the Nets are better off saving money and just sticking with what they have. There are enough
scores on the team and maybe they should develop Tornike Shengelia who showed some flashes last season.

Sources- NY DailyNY TimesSportando

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