According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Brooklyn Nets are set to bring over 2011 draft pick Bojan Bogdanovic to play for the team next season. After being drafted by the Nets with the 31st pick Bogdanovic has been playing on his Turkish team, Fenerbahce, where he has been one of the top players in Europe. He is 24 years old.
In order to bring over Bogdanovic, the Nets used the mini-MLE that they first attempted to use to sign an NBA free agent like Kyle Korver or Marco Belinelli. After failing to sign either of them for a price under market value, the Nets made the right decision in bringing over Bojan.
Bogdanovic will be paid approximately $10 million over 3 seasons, starting with $2.5 million next season.
The question for Bogdanovic will be how he can adjust to the NBA game. Last season, the Nets brought over Mirza Teletovic, who was older and more experienced, and he still had a very difficult adjustment period. Bogdanovic is expected to play significant minutes for Brooklyn next season, perhaps 10 minutes per game, and he will need to have more of an impact than Mirza did last season.
The Nets now have 13 players on the roster for next season. The one hole they still have yet to fill is the backup point guard position. It is expected that they will sign either Shaun Livingston or Sebastian Telfair in the next couple of days.