With the trade deadline fastly approaching, the Charlotte Hornets are now interested in Bogdan Bogdanovic.
As the trade deadline is set for Thursday, February 6th, and the Charlotte Hornets should be a team for fans to watch. During this time, speculation will continue to pick up until the final day.
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As of now, the only teams who are interested in Bogdanovic are the Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN also noted that the Philadelphia 76ers seem like a natural fit for Bogdanovic, but the Sixers and Kings have not had productive trade talks.
So far this season, Bogdanovic has averaged 14.4 points, 3.3 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game. Bogdanovic’s numbers have increased from last season, and he has seen a little more playing time.
Since Bogdanovic has seen more playing time in his third season, he’s still not been a consistent starter for the Kings. In his first two seasons, Bogdanovic was able to start in 70 games.
However, Bogdanovic has only gotten the chance to start in five games this season. In those five games, Bogdanovic averaged 13.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
In Bogdanovic’s first three seasons, he’s been able to consistently average one steal per game. He has the vision to be a solid wing defender on any team he goes to.
Bogdanovic has also established himself as a consistent three-point shooter this season, as he’s shooting 37% from behind the arc. In just 38 games played, Bogdanovic has knocked down 98 three-pointers.
Another consistent three-pointer shooter could be what Charlotte needs, as the team currently averages 12.1 made threes per game. With this number, the Hornets, as a team, are also shooting 35% from three.
As the Hornets continue to establish that they are rebuilding, a trade for Bogdanovic would help the team in this process. The youth movement is strong in Charlotte, and Coach James Borrego could like this young and talented scorer.