Pacers looking to re-sign Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young for the right price
The Indiana Pacers reportedly want to bring back unrestricted free agent forwards Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young.
In ESPN’s Mock Draft Special on Tuesday night, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said that the Pacers are interested in re-signing the two players. In Young’s case, however, Indiana would only bring him back “at the right price.”
Bogdanovic made 10.5 million last season, while Young made 13.8 million in this third year with the Pacers.
Bojan is expected to command a higher salary after a career season that saw him put up averages of 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He also recorded an efficient 49.7 percent shooting clip (42.5 percent from 3-point territory) to carry the offensive load for Pacers in the absence of Victor Oladipo.
On the other hand, Young started in 81 games for Indiana. He had a pretty decent season as well, averaging 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest.
Both players are 30 years old, so it remains to be seen how long will the Pacers be willing to commit to bring back the two. Bogdanovic and Young will likely garner interest in the free agency market, and there is a good possibility Indiana might lose them as they look for reinforcements this season.
Indiana got swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2019 playoffs, and their first priority this summer is to find the perfect partner for Oladipo who can share the offensive load with him.