Kings do not match Hawks offer sheet for Bogdan Bogdanović

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Bogdan Bogdanović has a new home. And no, it’s not the Milwaukee Bucks.

After the failed proposed deal did not go through between the Sacramento Kings and the Bucks, the Atlanta Hawks signed him to an offer sheet. On Tuesday night, the Kings elected not to match the offer sheet.

Former Sacramento Kings swingman Bogdan Bogdanović attempts a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers
Bogdan Bogdanović attempts a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Bogdan Bogdanović/Instagram)

The Kings wanted to keep their flexibility after they drafted Tyrese Haliburton with their first-round draft pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. And that would have been near impossible with Bogdanović re-signing with the team.

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Bogdanović has signed a four-year deal with the Hawks. He will receive $72 million in the deal.

“Thank you so much @sacramentokings for welcoming me with so much love to start my NBA career,” Bogdanović said in an Instagram post. “Thank you for allowing me to be myself and giving me the opportunity to follow my dreams!!! Thank you to the fans and the city for welcoming me, and supporting me the whole time!!

“I’m going to miss all my friends, teammates and one of the best fan bases in NBA!!! Thank you, your guy Bogi. 🙏💜 “

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He is the latest addition to the young Hawks team. The Hawks have also added veterans Danilo Gallineri and Rajon Rondo.

This will be Bogdanović’s second NBA team. He spent three seasons with the Kings.

He was a first-round draft pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 2014 NBA Draft. Then, two-years later, the Suns traded his draft rights with Skal Labissière, Georgios Papagiannis and a 2020 2nd round draft pick to the Sacramento Kings for Marquese Chriss.

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During the 2019-20 season, Bogdanović averaged a career-high 15.1 points per game. In addition, he averaged 3.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 29.0 minutes per game.

He has appeared in 209 games, including 98 starts. He has averaged 13.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 28.2 minutes per game.

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