Bogdan Bogdanovic Receiving Interest From Pacers?

NOVEMBER 22, 12:40am: A source with knowledge of the situation tells Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee (Twitter link) that the Pacers “aren’t engaged” in sign-and-trade talks with the Kings on a deal that would involve Bogdanovic and Turner.

Anderson clarifies in a follow-up tweet that there’s room for interpretation regarding the Pacers’ level of interest in Bogdanovic, but his source “flatly rejected” the idea of Turner being involved in a deal.

NOVEMBER 21, 10:00pm: The Pacers weren’t able to complete a sign-and-trade deal with Boston to land Gordon Hayward, but the Celtics forward apparently wasn’t the only sign-and-trade target on the team’s radar.

Sources tell James Ham of NBC Sports California that Indiana has shown interest in Kings restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic, who is also drawing interest from the Hawks.

Atlanta has the cap room necessary to sign Bogdanovic to an offer sheet. In that scenario, the Kings would have to elect whether or not to match the offer, and would lose the talented swingman for nothing if they decline to match.

The over-the-cap Pacers would have to negotiate a sign-and-trade with Sacramento in order to give Bogdanovic a contract that reflects his market value (believed to be in the range of $18MM annually). If Indiana is willing to make a player like Myles Turner available in that scenario, that would certainly appeal to the Kings more than the prospect of losing Bogdanovic for nothing, Ham writes.

There would be some cap-related hurdles to overcome in any deal between the Kings and Pacers. And, of course, as the Bucks and the Kings were reminded earlier in the week, Bogdanovic himself would have to sign off on the idea of joining the Pacers over Atlanta or another team. Still, it’s certainly a possibility worth keeping an eye on.

For what it’s worth, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reports that the Pacers – as well as the Rockets – expressed some exploratory interest in a possible sign-and-trade for free agent guard Fred VanVleet before he committed to re-sign with the Raptors.

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22 thoughts on “Bogdan Bogdanovic Receiving Interest From Pacers?

  1. 13Morgs13

    He is a nice fall back plan after missing out on Hayward(and he will cost less)

  2. Sillivan

    Rockets want to trade for VanVleet
    Eric Gordon and House for VanVleet?

  3. Little_Dunker_45

    Headline asks if there’s interest…first sentence says there likely isn’t. Wut?

  4. StoneyBaller

    As a Pacers fan I don’t know if I want to see them give up Turner. I do like Bogdanovic though.

  5. StoneyBaller

    Pacers don’t have very many bigs. Unless I am missing something.

  6. arthur blank_for owner

    I admittedly am just a below average basketball fan…but it seems like the Kings constantly let talent walk out the door. Would like to see him in a Hawks uniform tho

    • Father To Be

      And this is why all of the NBA world loves the Kings with the exception of actual Sacramento King fans.

  7. Spike

    I think the Pacers did well not get Hayward. Turner is a growing as a player. I like there team. Hopefully Victor will be healthy and they will be a force.

  8. Capologist

    Why does every trade have the Pacers sending more value out than they get back?

    Milwaukee did not include a starter in their offer (Ilyasova, DiVincenzo, Wilson) all expiring contracts by the way.

    Kings are in a weak position because Atlanta and New York can sign him outright and the Kings get nothing.

    Pacers offer McDermott, Leaf expiring contracts, and a 2022 first round pick and be done with it. Pick plus McDermott’s shooting makes him tradable for another asset before the deadline. Pacers could even throw in one of the 2nd round picks they have stockpiled.

    Pacers get better, Kings get assets

      • Buster79

        How many teams have won more games than the Pacers in the last 25 years? It’s not a long list. I guess they aren’t famous enough and don’t have enough drama or coverage.

  9. 22Leo

    Bogdonoviv is really starting to seem like more baggage than he is worth. Like Hayward, he will likely end up with an irrelevant team.

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