Players > Detroit Pistons > Bojan Bogdanovic
Bojan Bogdanovic
SF/PF - 6'7, 226lbs - 35 years old - 9 years of NBA experience
Detroit Pistons - Acquired via trade in September 2022
  • Birthdate: 04/18/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): 31st pick, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Country: Bosnia/Croatia
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Jason Ranne/Darren Matsubara/Sead Galijasevic (Wasserman)
Summer 2005SpainSigned a five year contract with Real Madrid.
Summer 2005BosniaLoaned by Real Madrid to Zrinjski for one season.
Summer 2006SpainSent to Real Madrid II.
Summer 2007SpainSent to Real Madrid II.
17th August, 2008SpainLoaned by Real Madrid to Murcia for one season.
26th January, 2009SpainReturned by Murcia.
26th January, 2009SpainSent to Real Madrid II.
19th August, 2009CroatiaSigned a four year contract with Cibona Zagreb.
June 2011CroatiaLeft Cibona Zagreb.
19th June, 2011TurkeySigned a three year contract with Fenerbahce. Included an NBA out clause after the 2012/13 season.
2011 NBA DraftNBADrafted 31st overall by Miami.
24th June, 2011NBADraft rights traded by Miami, along with a 2014 second round pick (#44, Markel Brown) and cash, to Minnesota in exchange for the draft rights to Norris Cole (#28).
24th June, 2011NBADraft rights traded by Minnesota to New Jersey in exchange for a future second round pick (#52, 2013, Lorenzo Brown) and cash.
22nd July, 2014NBASigned a three year, $10,276,530 contract with Brooklyn.
22nd February, 2017NBATraded by Brooklyn, along with Chris McCullough, to Washington in exchange for Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a 2017 first round pick (#22, Jarrett Allen).
10th July, 2017NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $21 million contract with Indiana.
Career Moves
2004 - 2006Zrinjski (Bosnia)
2005 - August 2009Real Madrid (Spain)
August 2008 - January 2009Murcia (Spain)
August 2009 - June 2011Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
June 2011 - June 2014Fenerbahce (Turkey)
July 2014 - February 2017Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
February 2017 - June 2017Washington Wizards (NBA)
July 2017 - presentIndiana Pacers (NBA)
Articles about Bojan Bogdanovic

June 29, 2017

Bojan Bogdanovic
SG/SF, 6’8, 225lbs, 28 years old, 3 years of experience

A much needed bench scorer acquired at the deadline, who provided some efficient outside shooting and some craft around the basket. It was all very streaky, because Bogdanovic is always streaky, yet he provided something off the bench where so many others had provided nothing. Bogdanovic’s defence is always going to be exploitable, but he is in the rare positioning of entering his prime and restricted free agency at the same time. Having traded a first-round pick for him, the team really needs to keep Bojan, for that’s a high price for a part-season rental, more than the salary dump of Nicholson justifies. But it is all cost-permitting, and the cost of Porter ahead of him is more important.

Player Plan: Entering restricted free agency. His namesake Bogdan is seemingly setting the market price at $12 million, but although untested at the NBA level, Bogdan is better than Bojan, who is worth nearer MLE money. Especially given that he is already 28. Both he and Porter are needed, but keeping both would likely result in tax barring significant cost-cutting elsewhere, and Porter is the priority. So it depends on how much there is to spend.

Read full article

June 25, 2011

New Jersey sold the #31 pick in last season's draft (Tibor Pleiss) to Oklahoma City for cash. This season, they are buying the #31 pick instead. That right there is the Prokhorov effect. They use the pick to draft Bojan Bogdanovic, an intriguing offensive prospect with versatile and sufficient size, but who signed with Fenerbahce a couple of weeks before the draft and who therefore won't be joining the NBA this season. Bojan Bogdanovic's name is spelt suitably near to "Mr Bojangles" that the nickname is just going to have to be forced upon him.

The announcement of Bogdanovic's selection is heavily booed by the watching Nets fans, who still think Miami are making it. Little do they know that they just booed a future Net.

Read full article

June 23, 2011

"The sentries report Zulus to the south west. Thousands of them."

Bojan Bogdanovic - As has been the case with Vesely, Bogdanovic has been touted as a shooter when he really isn't one right now. He certainly takes a lot of three pointers, and is capable of hot streaks, yet he's also a 34% three point shooter. And that's from the shorter European range. If you're calling Bojan Bogdanovic a wing shooter, you might as well call Dante Jackson a wing shooter.

Then again, unlike Vesely, Bogdanovic projects to be one. He has demonstrated that with his hot streaks and workouts. The form's nice, the confidence unwavering, and the ability to get open and shoot off the dribble ever-improving. He is not just a catch and shoot player out there - he has become a featured player offensively, and, with his decent passing vision, handle and smooth athleticism, now somewhat resembles Jiri Welsch with the potential of Antoine Rigaudeau. [Please don't be scared off by that.] Standing 6'8, Boggs's physical frame is not in question, and his quick development as an offensive player shows no signs of slowing up.

Bogdanovic has already signed a new contract for next season, moving from Partizan Belgrade to Fenerbahce. It is not clear to me what the contract stipulates in the event of a good NBA offer, or even if Bogdanovic wants to hear one, yet it does now make it extremely unlikely that Bogdanovic comes over immediately. This, though, is fine, because Fenerbahce being amongst Europe's elite gives Bogdanovic a great place to learn. If he can develop some Turkish defensive intensity in the process, even better.

Read full article

April 21, 2010

- Mladen Sekularac

Another former Mavericks draft pick - although his rights are now owned by the Warriors - Sekularac was projected to be a sweet shooting 6'8 swingman, much like Bojan Bogdanovic projects to be (or is) in the upcoming draft. But M-Sek never panned out due to injuries. Injuries kept him out for all but one game of last season as well - the first game of the year - yet finally, after 18 months on the shelf, Sekularac returned to action when he signed with Bosnian team Igokea Aleksandrovac in March. (Not to be confused with the bigger Serbian team, Partizan Igokea.) Igokea Aleksandrovac are not an Adriatic League team, playing only in the Bosnian league, yet March saw them pull off a triple whammy of big signings when they landed Sekularac, LaVell Blanchard and Jamar Butler. Not sure how they did this, but they did this.

Statistics are not available for Rack, other than to say he totalled 8 points in 24 minutes in their last game.

Read full article