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Trae Young mocks Kings for letting Bogdan Bogdanovic sign with Hawks

Hawks, Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic

Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young just couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that the Sacramento Kings let sharpshooter Bogdan Bogdanovic walk away in free agency last offseason.

Responding to a tweet from a fan who was seemingly thankful to the Kings for giving the Hawks Bogdanovic, Young reposted it with two laughing emojis as caption. In a follow-up, the third-year star rubbed more salt into Sacramento’s wound by noting that it was all “facts.”

True enough, the Kings are probably regretting letting Bogdan Bogdanovic walk away for nothing. After all, he was a restricted free agent and they could have matched any offer sheet given to him.

The Hawks signed Bogdanovic to a four-year, $72 million offer sheet last November. While the Kings had two days to match the offer, they eventually decided not to do so. Of course, it didn’t help that they had a failed trade with the Milwaukee Bucks for the 28-year-old swingman–something that soured their relationship.

Now, Bogi is thriving with the Hawks after a rough start to the 2020-21 campaign. In their last eight games where Atlanta went 6-2, Bogdanovic averaged 21.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting from the field and 45.5 percent from deep. He’s also contributing in other areas, as he put up 4.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.3 steals in the same span.

With his brilliant play alongside Trae Young, John Collins and Clint Capela, the Hawks are well in playoff contention in the Eastern Conference. The squad is currently fifth with a 33-27 record, giving them some cushion from the play-in tournament.

Like Young, the Hawks are probably laughing right now after they got one of the biggest steals of the offseason.