Pacers’ Nate McMillan admits Bojan Bogdanovic is playing his ‘best basketball’ with Jazz
McMillan admitted that Bogdanovic is playing the best basketball of his career this season. Bogdanovic played two seasons with the Pacers under McMillan.
Nate McMillain, on Bojan Bogdanovic: “We know he doesn’t need a lot of space. He’s hot right now. He’s playing his best basketball this season.”
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) January 21, 2020
Bogdanovic has been playing phenomenal this season. In Saturday’s 123-101 win against the Sacramento Kings, he scored a game-high 30 points while shooting an astonishing 66.7 percent from beyond the arc.
The 30-year-old swingman has appeared in 41 of the Jazz’s 42 games this campaign. In those 41 games, he is averaging a career-best 21.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 33.1 minutes.
Bogdanovic is shooting 45.8 percent from the field, 41.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 90.5 percent from the free-throw line. He has significantly improved his scoring average since the 2018-19 campaign.
The Jazz signed Bojan Bogadnovic to a four-year, $73 million contract this past offseason in hopes of adding more outside scoring. He has certainly done that, significantly improving their percentages from behind the arc. Just recently, he became the first player to score more than 25 points without recording a rebound, assist, steal or block in multiple games.
The Jazz are currently tied for the third seed in the Western Conference with a 29-13 record. They have been extremely consistent these last two months, having won 18 of their past 20 games.