The Los Angeles Lakers have shown interest in many players including Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. NBA analysts thought that Bogdanovic would join the Milwaukee Bucks. However, the sign-and-trade deal didn’t happen. LA is one of the many teams to show interest in signing the talented player.
Sam Amick and Eric Nehm of The Athletic reported that Bogdanovic and his agent will have meetings with teams.
“Bogdanovic and his representation are expected to take meetings when it’s allowed this afternoon/evening, with Atlanta and the Lakers are known to be among the suitors.”
If Bogdanovich goes to Los Angeles, the Lakers would be more dangerous than any other team in the NBA.
In the 2019-20 season, Bogdanovic was averaging 15.1 points, 3.4 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. The 28-year-old shot 44.0 percent from the field.
The Patriots signed Dennis Schroder through a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Schroder and Bogdanovic would boost the Lakers backcourt, providing a lot of talent and depth.
Is Bogdanovic interested in signing a deal with the defending champions? If he becomes a Laker, the team will be a favorite to win the championship. Again.
Bogdan Bogdanovic to join the Lakers
The NBA has launched an investigation into the failed sign-and-trade deal that would have given Bogdanovic a chance to join the Bucks. Did this move happen earlier than NBA rules allow?
The New York Times was the first to report on the league’s investigation. The free agency will begin Friday. It was first reported that the Bucks and Sacramento had reached an agreement in principle. This sign-and-trade deal would have sent Bogdanovic and Justin James to Milwaukee. Sacramento would have received versatile forward Donte DiVincenzo, D.J. Wilson, and Ersan Ilyasova.
If the deal happened Tuesday, it would have been three days earlier than free-agent discussions were allowed.
Milwaukee and Kings hoped to reach an agreement and the deal fell through when Bogdanovic said that he planned to become a free agent.
On Thursday, Sacramento extended Bogdanovic a $10.7 million qualifying offer.