October 16, 2019, 9:08 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic told the Sacramento Bee that the team has offered him a maximum contract extension, but he is in no hurry to sign it.
Bogdanovic added that he would prefer to remain in Sacramento, but he could receive more lucrative offers if he waits to become a restricted free agent this summer. The Kings and Bogdanovic can come to an agreement anytime between now and June 30th, but he is eligible only for a $51.4 million extension because he signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Kings in 2017. His ability to stretch the floor is vital to the uptempo offense most NBA teams run these days, and he is coming off a breakout performance at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, so it make sense for him to wait until he hits the open market next year, in what looks to be a week free agent class.
Source: Sacramento Bee
October 15, 2019, 5:45 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (sore lower back) is expected to sit out of Wednesday's preseason game.
Fox is looking to get ready for the regular-season opener. With Cory Joseph yet to return, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Yogi Ferrell, and Tyler Ulis will get the lions' share of PG minutes against the Suns.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 11:41 pmBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with five rebounds, eight assists, a steal, a block and two triples on Monday against the Jazz.
Bogdanovic put up a solid line and is a great player to have coming off the bench, but this situation means his fantasy value is very limited. The Kings have a plethora of guys that can play and Bogdanovic came off the bench even with Trevor Ariza (DNP-CD) sitting this one out.
October 14, 2019, 11:08 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
In a recent mailbag, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee said that the Kings are willing to sign Bogdan Bogdanovic to a max-length contract extension, but Bogdanovic may head to free agency in hopes of a bigger payday.
Anderson threw out $12.85 million as the salary at which the Kings would happily sign the dotted line, but Bogdanovic is coming off an excellent performance in the World Cup and would offer one of the best blends of current production and upside in what's set to be a weak free agent class. Unfortunately for Bogdanovic, he could be facing a playing time crunch this year. The Kings have locked in their backcourt of the future and went out of the way to re-sign Harrison Barnes and add Trevor Ariza at the small forward spot. It will be tough for BB8 to repeat last season's 27.8 mpg so he's shaping up as a late-round selection in the 14-16-team range. There is upside for more, at least.
Source: Sacramento Bee
October 4, 2019, 3:22 pmBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic came off the bench and dropped 14 points, seven assists, two rebounds and three triples on 5-of-7 shooting in 28 minutes on Friday.
Bogdan is a great talent but the Kings just have too many people ahead of him for him to be a consistent fantasy contributor. Trevor Ariza also played 28 minutes off the bench and coach Luke Walton doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to lineups so it would be better off taking the wait-and-see approach with Bogdanovic. He'll likely still see a decent amount of minutes though which makes him a top-160 guy this season with the upside for more if some of the guys ahead of him go down with an injury.
September 14, 2019, 10:26 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 32 points on 10-of-17 shooting and drained seven triples as Serbia topped Czech Republic 90-81 to finish in 5th place.
Bogdanovic also added four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block and was certainly one of the most impressive players in the tournament. Although he has the talent to be a successful full-time starter, the 27-year old will likely be relegated to a similar 25-27 minute, off-the-bench role he played last season with Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and newly added Trevor Ariza also on the wings. Nikola Jokic also did his usual thing this game with seven points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Boban Marjanovic and Nemanja Bejlica were not really involved in this one, playing only two and eight minutes, respectively.
September 12, 2019, 12:58 pmBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic led Team Serbia over Team USA on Thursday with 28 points, four rebounds, six assists and seven 3-pointers.
Serbia is on to the fifth-place game, where they'll take on the Czech Republic. Bogdanovic has had a fantastic tournament and will look to bring that momentum into his NBA season with the Kings. He's looking at a playing time crunch with Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Trevor Ariza occupying his usual spots, however, so unless BB8 can carve out a larger role than expected he's only a late-round flier.
September 10, 2019, 9:08 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 21 points on 6-of-13 shooting as Serbia fell to Argentina 97-87.
The Argentinians adjusted their defensive game plan to BB8, limiting him to just 13 shots and only a couple assists. Bogdanovic looked great in the tournament and ended up averaging 20 points, four rebounds and five assists. He now returns to Sacramento where he will compete for minutes with Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Trevor Ariza.
September 8, 2019, 10:36 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was ejected in the third quarter of Serbia's loss against Spain, finishing with six points and five rebounds.
Frustrations clearly got the best of the big man in this one, and it was clear that Serbia was barreling towards their first FIBA tournament loss before he got ejected. Bogdan Bogdanovic shouldered the load for Serbia in this one, scoring 26 points to go with 10 rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.
September 6, 2019, 12:50 pmNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica was the frontrunner of a balanced attack for Serbia in a rout of Puerto Rico on Friday.
Bjelica led the team in scoring, but they were able to balance out the offense for this one as he played just 17 minutes. Bogdan Bogdanovic was abysmal offensively in 20 minutes, scoring just five points. Fortunately, he wasn't needed as the team ran away with a 43 point win.
September 4, 2019, 9:49 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 31 points and added four rebounds, five assists and five blocks, as Serbia beat Italy 92-77.
BB8 has looked unstoppable in the World Cup so far scoring from all over the floor and hitting 15-of-23 from behind the arc. Serbia is clearly the team to beat and they will now move on to the Round of 16 where they get to face Spain and Puerto Rico.
September 2, 2019, 9:56 pmNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica was perfect from everywhere in a blowout victory for Serbia on Monday as he hit all seven of his shots from the field (including three 3-pointers) and all three of his free throws for a total of 20 points in 16 minutes.
This wasn't a close game, so Bjelica and Bogdan Bogdanovic (17 points in 18 minutes) weren't needed for long. Bjelica was a nice surprise in the first half of the season last year, but the Kings have loaded up their bench to the point that his minutes are likely to take a big hit in this coming season.
August 31, 2019, 7:08 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 24 points with five triples in 20 minutes as Serbia beat Angola 105-59 to kick off the FIBA World Cup.
No one needed to play big minutes in this one as Serbia cruised with an easy win. Nikola Jokic also contributed with 14 points, five rebounds, six assists and three triples in 22 mintues while Boban Marjanovic double-doubled with 10 points, 12 rebounds and a block in 17 minutes.
August 18, 2019, 11:21 pmBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 28 points in Serbia's 85-80 win over Greece on Sunday.
Serbia will be a tough team to beat in the 2019 FIBA World Cup thanks to Bogdanovic, Nikola Jokic and Nemanja Bjelica among others. Bjelica put up 18 points and 14 rebounds as well. They were able to beat Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 20 points. This is one of the teams that could sneak up on Team USA and pull out a win.
August 12, 2019, 6:16 pmBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdanović had a team-high 27 points in Serbia's 95-91 victory over Lithuania on Monday.
Bogdanović is on a Serbian squad that will be one of the toughest to beat at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Their roster consists of seven players that have either played or will play in the NBA this upcoming season. In the tune-up game, Nuggets star Jokić had 14 points while adding five rebounds and five assists in just over 22 minutes of playing time. This is definitely a team to watch in this year's World Cup.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter