Is Bojan Bogdanovic staying overseas?

Posted on: February 22nd, 2014 by Devin Kharpertian Comments
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Bojan Bogdanovic (AP)

The Nets were in talks last season to sign Bojan Bogdanovic, their best overseas prospect, before snaring Andrei Kirilenko at the last second. Now, it's looking more and more likely that they won't see him next year either.

Jonathon Givony of DraftExpress notes that Bogdanovic, who is currently under contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker in Turkey, fired his agents, including U.S. representative Marc Cornstein, and signed with Alexander Raskovic, the same agent that represents Fenerbahçe Ülker coach Zeljko Obradovic.

Sportscaster Ismail Senol confirmed Givony's report, adding that Obradovic has already said Bogdanovic will return next season, and adding that Bogdanovic's new US agent (Arn Tellem) is partnered with Raskovic.

The 24-year-old Bogdanovic has drawn comparisons to Paul Pierce and Peja Stojakovic. In 17 Euroleague games this year, he's averaged 16.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 30 minutes per game, shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range.