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Bogdan Bogdanovic will play vs. Jazz

Kings, Bogdan Bogdanovic

Sacramento Kings wing Bogdan Bogdanvoic will play in his team’s game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, according to James Ham of NBC Sports California.

Bogdanovic has missed the Kings’ last six games due to an ankle injury.

In the 30 games he has played with Sacramento this season, Bogdanovic has averaged 14.5 points, 3.6 assists, three rebounds and 1.1 steals over 28.1 minutes per game while shooting 42.6 percent from the floor, 38.3 percent from three-point range and 66.1 percent from the free-throw line.

Earlier this season, it was reported that Bogdanovic was frustrated with his role on the Kings and that there was a possibility that Sacramento could trade him, but nothing has come of it thus far, although there’s still time before the Feb. 6 trade deadline.

The 27-year-old Bogdanovic was originally selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (27th pick overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft but never actually played for the Suns before being traded to the Kings during the summer of 2016.

Bogdanovic finally came over to the NBA for the 2017-18 campaign and had an impressive rookie year, starting 53 of his 78 appearances and registering 11.8 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 boards across 27.9 minutes a night while making 44.6 percent of his field-goal attempts, 39.2 percent of his long-distance tries and 84 percent of his foul shots.

The Serbian showed even more improvement last season, participating in 70 games (17 starts) and recording 14.1 points, 3.8 assists, 3.5 boards and one steal through 27.8 minutes per game while connecting on 41.8 percent of his shots, 36 percent of his triples and 82.7 percent of his free throws.

Sacramento has been ravaged by injuries this year, which has certainly played a significant role in its disappointing 15-26 record thus far.