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Best Move: Long-term deal for Bogdan Bogdanovic

No, this is not Bojan Bogdanovic. It’s Bogdan Bogdanovic.

“Bogdanovic was three years removed from being drafted by Phoenix, so his contract was not under the constraints of the rookie salary scale,” Jason Jones wrote for the Sacramento Bee while reporting the three-year, $36 million deal that’s now the largest rookie contract in NBA history.

“The [Sacramento] Kings were about $52 million below the projected salary cap of around $99 million, giving them plenty of spending power to lure Bogdanovic, who they believe will improve their perimeter shooting.”

Bear with me, because it may not be readily apparent how this is a better move than drafting De’Aaron Fox, bringing in George Hill as an on- and off-court mentor or continuing to add other talents to Sacramento’s expanding coffers.

But it is. 

Bogdanovic’s arrival was by no means guaranteed, as opposed to the inevitability of adding a high-impact rookie from the 2017 NBA draft. Now that he’s aboard, the Kings can feel even better about their long-term ceiling, if only because the 24-year-old is coming off a season with Fenerbahce Ulker in which he averaged 14.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 48.5 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from long range and 87.4 percent at the line, per RealGM.com.

“He won’t be the point guard — and he’s at his best when functioning as a spot-up shooter on the perimeter — but the Serbian’s ability to create for others and initiate the offense is incredibly valuable for somebody who could develop into one of the more viable scoring threats in this year’s rookie class,” Christopher Kline wrote for Cowbell Kingdom while arguing Bogdanovic could not only be the Kings’ best

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