Bogdanovic Receives Qualifying Offer From Kings

6:15pm: The league has opened an investigation of the reported sign-and-trade agreement between the Kings and Bucks, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets.

5:34pm: The Kings have extended a $10.66MM qualifying offer to Bogdan Bogdanovic, making the shooting guard a restricted free agent, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area tweets.

The move was expected, as it gives Sacramento the right to match any offer for one of the more intriguing free agents on the market. He averaged 15.1 PPG, 3.4 RPG and 3.4 APG in 29.0 MPG last season and is a 37.4% career 3-point shooter.

Bogdanovic has been embroiled in controversy this week. Word leaked that the Bucks had reached a sign-and-trade agreement for Bogdanovic days before the start of free agency.

The teams hoped to bring Bogdanovic the framework of their proposed deal and negotiate his contract with Milwaukee on Friday. Instead, he decided to enter restricted free agency in search of an offer sheet or other sign-and-trade scenarios.

In that proposed deal, the Bucks would have received Bogdanovic and Justin James to Milwaukee in exchange for Ersan IlyasovaD.J. Wilson, and Donte DiVincenzo. Milwaukee has decided to release Ilyasova, so a renewed effort to acquire Bogdanovic would require a restructured package.

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12 thoughts on “Bogdanovic Receives Qualifying Offer From Kings

  1. DeathbyDeathwest

    Well, Jon Horst is officially in the hotseat.

    If the Bucks can’t swing Bogdanovic one way or another, boy it might get weird..

  2. x%sure

    In Serbian, Bogdan Bogdanovich means, Too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, can’t hear you.
    Horst learned this last night.

  3. According to some, they’re still expected to do the deal, and what’s gone on since it was initially announced is a rouse to avoid penalties for tampering.

    If it’s really done, the Knicks should see if he has any interest. We now know the Kings aren’t determined to match any offer.

    • The deal is dead and the Kings are in no position to let an asset walk for no return. They will find a way to match near anything if it comes down to it.

  4. Sillivan

    Did Bucks contact restricted FA Bogdanovic?
    If yes, it’s tampering

    • bdpecore

      It’s possible they used the Kings GM to as a facilitator which I’m not sure is legal or illegal under the CBA

  5. Hawk2916

    Thought he wanted to play with Giannis. Wonder if they’re still trying to duck the investigation

  6. The Howler

    This answers the question: How do go from a potential championship-winning GM of the year to losing a two-time MVP to free agency and getting fired?

  7. KnickerbockerAl

    Bucks better find a way. He’s perfect for them. How can you blow this.

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