Free Agent Rumors: Bogdanovic, Hawks, Batum, Lin, Hernangomez

Sources remain confident that the Hawks are in a strong position to sign Bogdan Bogdanovic, according to Chris Kirschner of The Athletic. Kirschner says he has heard that a deal for Bogdanovic could be in the four-year, $72MM range, which is the same ballpark identified by Brian Windhorst of ESPN earlier this week.

The Hawks are believed to still have about $20MM in cap room available, so they have the flexibility necessary to make a move for Bogdanovic. However, he remains a restricted free agent, so if they sign him to an offer sheet that would tie up their cap space for multiple days, they’ll want to be pretty confident that the Kings won’t match it.

Here are a few more free agency updates:

  • Veteran combo forward Nicolas Batum has already received interest from multiple teams, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports tweets. The Hornets chose to waive-and-stretch the final year of Batum’s contract in order to sign free agent forward Gordon Hayward.
  • Point guard Jeremy Lin wants to return to the NBA and several contenders are interested, Alex Kennedy of Basketball News tweets. Lin spent last season in China, averaging 22.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG and 5.6 APG. Lin was recently spotted working out with Nets players, according to Kennedy, though it’s not certain whether Brooklyn is one of the teams showing interest. He played for the Hawks and Raptors during the 2018/19 season.
  • While Malik Beasley got a deal with the Timberwolves done quickly, the team appears willing to be more patient with its other restricted free agent. According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link), Minnesota is letting the market play out for Juan Hernangomez to establish the parameters of his potential deal.

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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7 thoughts on “Free Agent Rumors: Bogdanovic, Hawks, Batum, Lin, Hernangomez

  1. Tatsumaki

    Okay, so if true why wouldn’t bogdon sign that deal if there are no better options? My guess is he is awaiting for kings to do sign and trade to a contender. No other reason if that indeed is the offer being proposed.

    • Sports guy 2005

      Bucks can still be on the table with Pat’s new deal right? Something like Donte, Pat, and Wilson to Sac?

  2. Reflect

    Did we ever get an explanation on why he didn’t sign with the Bucks?? That would have been a fun team to watch

  3. I'm a starboy not a Dr...

    Bogdanovic wants to be on a suck team. It’s all he’s use to, hence the true reason he didn’t want go to the bucks…

    • x%sure

      HR said he acted appropriately with the paperwork, but he should have been clued in by SAC or MIL to wait to do that. Timing was involved.
      I said he was too busy singing “I’m too sexy for my shirt” to check his messages.
      You decide!

  4. KnickerbockerAl

    Bogdanovic is a restricted FA now. He’s waiting for offers. It’s not up to him for sign trade. Team offers him big deal. He signs and either Kings match. Or not then do sign trade. They could still resign him and trade him to Bucks.

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