With the Brooklyn Nets in luxury tax hell there aren’t a lot of big moves they can make this offseason. However, one potential move they could make is to finally bring Bojan Bogdanovic stateside and they are considering doing just that by using their mini mid-level exception, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com.
Bogdanovic was originally drafted by the Miami Heat in 2011 before he was immediately traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Norris Cole, a pick and cash. The Nets then bough his rights for a 2013 second round pick and $1.5 million. He nearly came over a year ago, but a deal couldn’t be worked out with his European club that he had a contract with so he played for Fenerbahce for another year.
Bogdanovic is a 6-foot-8, 25-year-old swingman that averaged 14.8 points per game in the Turkish League last season and has strong range. If they can convince him to come to the NBA this season, the mini-MLE will be worth $3.1 million next season and $10.3 million over the next three years. He’d essentially be replacing Shaun Livingston, though at a different position, as he would have landed the mini-MLE had he not signed with the Warriors.