Brooklyn Nets draft-and-Eurostash forward Bojan Bogdanovic made the EuroBasket 2013 All-Tournament Team, joining three NBA players and a fourth that left the NBA last year.
In 11 tournament games, the 24-year-old Bogdanovic flashed his explosive scoring ability, averaging 17.4 points per game (second in the tournament only to Tony Parker). He shot 51% from two-point range, 31% from three-point range, and 75.5% from the free throw line. He also led the tournament in minutes per game (34.1) and field goals attempted per game (14.2), adding 4.1 rebounds and drawing 4.3 fouls per game.
Parker (the tournament’s MVP), Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, former Toronto Raptors forward Linas Kleiza, and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol round out the All-Tournament team.
Whether or not Bogdanovic will ever play for Brooklyn is still up in the air. It seemed certain that Bogdanovic would join the roster this offseason, but bumps in the road regarding his buyout stalled that process. The Nets ended up signing multitalented forward Andrei Kirilenko to the mini mid-level exception, the contract Bogdanovic would have commanded.
Bogdanovic is in the final year of a three-year contract with Turkish club Fenerbahçe Ülker. The most the Nets can offer Bogdanovic next season is the taxpayer midlevel exception, or about $10.3 million over three years. However, Bogdanovic will also be free to pursue offers in Europe, which could potentially be more lucrative.