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Report: Bucks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic sign-and-trade deal in peril after sharpshooter didn’t agree to move

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The Milwaukee Bucks thought they were acquiring small forward Bogdan Bogdanovic from the Sacramento Kings in a sign-and-trade deal.

However, the trade may not happen anymore since Bogdanovic didn’t agree to the deal, per Sam Amick of The Athletic.

Bogdan Bogdanovic is a restricted free agent, so he’s free to sign with any team of his choice and then the Kings have 48 hours to match the offer sheet or let him walk.

The Bucks, after acquiring point guard Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans, thought they were getting Bogdanovic as well. Now, the sign-and-trade deal between Milwaukee and Sacramento is in peril.

Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for the Kings in 2019-20. He shot 44.4 percent from the field, 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free-throw line.

The Bucks were planning to insert Bogdanovic into their starting lineup alongside Holiday, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez. Milwaukee had the best record in the NBA in 2019-20, but they lost to the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs in five games at Walt Disney World.

The front office needed to upgrade the roster around Giannis and they temporarily did with the additions of Holiday and Bogdanovic.

This is certainly a story to pay attention to. The Bucks would be devastated if they can’t get Bogdanovic, who is a great 3-point shooter and someone who can put the ball on the floor and score off the dribble.