The Utah Jazz have gone from having “significant interest” in Bojan Bogdanovic to a “significant threat” to the Indiana Pacers pursuit of Bogdanovic. Tony Jones of the Athletic is reporting that the Indiana Pacers are finding themselves in a dog fight with the Utah Jazz for Bogdanovic.
Reporting with @ShamsCharania: The Utah Jazz are emerging as a significant threat to sign Bojan Bogdanovic away from the Indiana Pacers, League Sources tell The Athletic....The Jazz could have a competitive offer on the table as soon as tomorrow, according to sources— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) June 30, 2019
Bojan Bogdanovic is now the apple of Utah’s eye or the stretch forward of their modern offense dreams. Dennis Lindsey said that the Utah Jazz were looking for snipers when he had his end of the season interview, and snipers he is hell bent on acquiring. The Utah Jazz targeted Mike Conley who has an over 40% 3 point percentage on catch and shoot threes, and—coincidentally—so does Bojan Bogdanovic.
Ben Dowsett pointed this out on twitter earlier today.
This lineup would contain 4 players who all shot 40% or better on spot-up 3s last year (Conley was 39.8%, I rounded).— Ben Dowsett (@Ben_Dowsett) June 30, 2019
Oh, plus a top-3 roll man/lob threat in the game, 2 dynamic primary creators and 2 high-level secondary creators. https://t.co/dCsBn95RYG
For those wondering if Bojan would be a good stretch four in lineups, well ... former Dunk writer Andy Bailey has you covered:
Following Victor Oladipo's season-ending injury, Bojan Bogdanovic avg'd 20.6 PTS w/ a 61.2 TS% over 35 gms.— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) June 30, 2019
And, according to Cleaning the Glass, the Pacers were +4.6 PTS per 100 possessions (79th percentile) when Bogdanovic was at the 4 in 2018-19.https://t.co/Nfx7UHh4wB
Bojan Bogdanovic would be absolutely amazing at that position. Now think how amazing he would be in Quin Snyder’s system. Imagine all the open threes that Jae Crowder had. Now imagine an above 40% three point shooter taking them. Yeah ... that’s pretty cool, huh?