June 24, 2016, 7:55 pm
Vlade Divac said upcoming acquisition Bogdan Bogdanovic is “definitely the No. 1 player in Europe right now” according to CSN California’s James Ham.
Divac isn’t talking crazy about the Suns’ No. 27 pick from 2014, who has avoided the NBA until he can get the requisite three years of service post-draft that will allow him to get away from a rookie scale contract. He has won the Euroleague’s Rising Star trophy twice and he has a nice shot at being productive when he returns to the NBA as soon as next season. Whether or not he’ll be a difference-maker is a much tougher bet.