Pacific Notes: Bogdanovic, Reed, Bell

The Kings made 2014 draft-and-stash prospect Bogdan Bogdanovic the highest paid rookie in NBA history this summer and now will look to incorporate him into their core, James Ham of NBC Sports writes.

The 25-year-old shooting guard recently helped guide the Serbian national team to a silver medal at EuroBasket 2017 showcasing the perimeter skillset that he’ll be bringing with him to the Kings next month.

Bogdanovic will earn $9.5MM this season and $27MM over the course of his three-year deal. That’s twice the amount of money fifth overall pick De’Aaron Fox will make with the Kings this season.

While it’s possible Bogdanovic sees time at the three, his natural position will be at the two, where he’ll compete with Buddy Hield for opportunities to lead the Kings’ offense. Expect him to struggle slightly on the defensive end, Ham writes, but to make a case for himself as a prolific deep threat early on.

It’s possible that Bogdanovic either slides into the Kings’ starting lineup or serves as one of the club’s key reserves off the bench.

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3 thoughts on “Pacific Notes: Bogdanovic, Reed, Bell

  1. Lol !! Jordan Bell: I can help the team out if Draymond gets into foul trouble or GETS A TECHNICAL. I don’t think he intended to be funny or smart in any way, but that’s hilarious.

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      bravesfan88

      Right, like it is just a normal, game by game occurrence….Good stuff from the rook..I wonder what his facial expression was when he made that comment…lol

      Anyways, the Warriors bought themselves a steal in Bell, and he is in the perfect position to succeed. The Warriors don’t get enough credit for finding these guys drafted later on, and successfully turning them into capable reserves off the bench, to add to their core…

      I wouldn’t be at all suprised to see Jordan Bell ultimately become a strong contributor off the Warriors bench. I’m not saying he will put up a bunch of counting stats, but I think he will play solid defense, pass well, score a few points here and there, but mostly he will do all the little things very well to help compliment his teammates’ games.

      Excellent pick-up by the Warriors, and the literally just bought him away from the Bulls for a couple million dollars…Although, by spending that money, the rich still managed a way to get richer…

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      • You’re absolutely right on many points.

        I think one of the things Bell will bring to the team that they don’t have much of is that freak Athlete on the wing who sails in for dunks…stuff like that.

        Young and Reckless and not afraid to attack the basket on The Fast Break. Durant does it a little bit but I think Bell will give another high flyer on the wing.

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