Bogdan Bogdanovic Inks Four-Year Extension With Hawks

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Inks Four-Year Extension With Hawks

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The Atlanta Hawks inked Bogdan Bogdanovic to an extension on Thursday afternoon.

The veteran role player declined his $18 million player option for this offseason to sign a four-year, $65 million extension, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Bogdanovic signed with the Atlanta Hawks during the 2020-21 season after a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks fell flat. Since joining the team, he’s been a steady part of the rotation but has struggled to break out in the way the Hawks were hoping. He’s now averaging his fewest points per game since joining the team (14.1) but is shooting a solid 40.3 percent from behind the arc on 6.7 long-range attempts per game.

Bogdanovic has also struggled to stay healthy ever since his third season in the NBA. He’s appeared in 63 games or less since the 2019-20 campaign and is on pace to do that again this season. There is no question that there is a role for him in an NBA rotation as a (theoretical) 3-and-D guy, but prioritizing long-term security was likely important for him with free agency looming either this summer or next.

The Hawks are currently 34-35 and 8th in the Eastern Conference.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.