Report: Bojan Bogdanovic, Nets strike deal

Kevin Durant, Gasper Vidmar, Bojan Bogdanovic

Bogdanovic helping up Kevin Durant in a 2013 exhibition. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets will agree to terms on a three-year deal worth the taxpayer mid-level exception for Bojan Bogdanovic, according to Ohm Youngmusik of ESPN.

Because the Nets are in the luxury tax, the most they could offer Bogdanovic is a three-year contract worth roughly $10 million. The third year of the deal is a player option, according to the report.

The Nets acquired Bogdanovic during the 2011 NBA draft as the first pick of the second round, allowing them to stash him indefinitely without offering him a rookie-scale contract.

He is known as a shooter-scorer that we’ve likened to Paul Pierce. He most recently played for Turkish Euroleague club Fenerbahce Ulker. In 24 games this season spanning the regular season and “Top 16” playoffs, he averaged 14.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 30.6 minutes per game, shooting 55.4 percent from two-point range, 29.8 percent from three-point range, and 81.7 percent from the foul line. In 37 non-Eurobasket games with Fenerbahce, Bogdanovic averaged 12.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game, shooting nearly 40 percent from deep.

He has been something of a mirage: he reportedly agreed to this deal last season, before the Nets chose forward Andrei Kirilenko, who became available for the same price.