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Bogdan Bogdanovic Will Make Kings' Decision In Offseason

Mar 2, 2017 1:33 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic released a statement commenting about his future with Fenerbahce in light of a report that the Sacramento Kings planned to sign him for the 17-18 season.

"I wanted to comment on a recent media report regarding me and the Sacramento Kings as I am receiving many questions from fans about my future," wrote Bogdanovic. "It is humbling and an honor for Vlade Divac to speak highly of me as a basketball player. He is a Serbian basketball legend.

"To be clear though, I will not discuss the NBA or make a decision on my future until after my season with Fenerbahce is finished. I always live in the present day and love playing for Fenerbahce. I am only focused on doing everything I can to help Fenerbahce achieve the goals we set together as a team."

Bogdanovic is on an existing contract signed with the Fenerbahce for the 17-18 season. The deal contains a buyout worth more than $1 million. 

The Kings own the draft rights to Bogdanovic and Vlade Divac recently said the team expects to bring him over to the NBA for the 17-18 season.

David Pick

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Kings Plan On Signing Bogdan Bogdanovic In Offseason

Feb 26, 2017 10:51 AM

The Sacramento Kings plan on signing Bogdan Bogdanovic in the offseason.

The Kings acquired the draft rights to Bogdanovic from the Phoenix Suns at the 2016 draft. Bogdanovic was the 27th overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Phoenix Suns.

Bogdanovic is a 24-year-old shooting guard presently playing with Fenerbahce.

Vlade Divac confirmed Sacramento's plans when talking about the Kings' culture.

"I want to build a culture, and he didn’t fit in my culture," said Divac. "Before we were just talking, preaching. But if we’re going to do it, you do it. The good thing about our situation now is that we have some very nice assets, a few more shooting guards, and time to take a look at Willie (Cauley-Stein), Skal (Labissiere) and Malachi (Richardson) when he gets healthy, and Georgios Papagiannis. Ty Lawson has been very good for us, and Darren (Collison) is playing well, and he will be a free agent. Kosta (Koufas) has been good. We have (Bogdan) Bogdanovic coming over next season as another asset."

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Anthony Bennett Signs With Fenerbahce

Jan 12, 2017 5:34 PM

Anthony Bennett has signed in Turkey with Fenerbahce. 

Bennett was waived by the Brooklyn Nets this week.

Bennett was the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of UNLV.

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Ekpe Udoh Considering NBA Return After Successful Season In Turkey

Jun 27, 2016 11:38 AM

Ekpe Udoh is interested in a return to the NBA after a successful season with Fenerbahce in Turkey.

Udoh has set a deadline early in July free agency to decide the best offer from six NBA teams and two elite Euroleague clubs, Fenerbahce and CSKA Moscow. 

“It’s definitely a possibility to come back to the NBA,” Udoh told The Vertical. “I can see myself fitting back today. I have lowered my weight to 240, so I’m even more mobile. I protect the rim, get out in transition and I’m able to play with any team and guard one through five.

“That was a big focal point around the NBA this past season, finishing off the pick-and-roll or hitting the open man. I can fit back in the NBA with whatever decision that I make.”

Udoh was the sixth overall pick by the Golden State Warriors out of Baylor in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Udoh averaged 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 27.3 minutes in Euroleague. 

“Spending this season with Fenerbahce was critical,” Udoh said. “After the previous two years in the NBA, it was difficult to go through injuries and not receiving the chance to play my game. Fenerbahce allowed me to be aggressive, and I got to play for a great coach in [Zeljko] Obradovic. I got to play a lot of minutes and keep my body in shape.

“That was the best thing for my career, bringing back the love and understanding how hard I need to work to be in elite shape.”

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