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Source: Nets agree to deal with Bojan Bogdanovic
Bojan Bogdanovic will indeed be a member of the Nets next season.
The Nets have reached an agreement with Bogdanovic, according to a source. The deal is for three years, with the third reportedly being a player option.
A second-round pick whose rights were acquired from the Timberwolves during the 2011 draft, the 6-6 Bogdanovic played for Istanbul-based Fenerbahce the past two seasons. The Nets had targeted adding Bogdanovic, 24, to the mix for a while. When their season ended in May, general manager Billy King said the plan was to bring Bogdanovic over from Europe.
However, once free agency began earlier this week, the Nets tried to woo sharpshooter Kyle Korver. Korver, though, ultimately elected to stay in Atlanta and take more money than the Nets could offer, agreeing to a four-year, $24-million pact with the Hawks.
The Nets are likely hopeful Bogdanovic can provide an offensive lift off the bench behind Paul Pierce with the second unit at small forward. That expected trade sending Pierce, along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, to Brooklyn should go through next week after the league's player moratarium ends.
With Bogdanovic locked up, the Nets’ final move in free agency could be to sign a backup point guard, someone to come in and compete with second-year man Tyshawn Taylor.