The Detroit Pistons enter a draft considered by many to be one of the deepest in recent years without a first-round pick. It’s an example of one of many decisions made by the recently departed regime in the Motor City that continues to cost the franchise. With some unquestionable roster needs, it’s important that the team value their second-round pick though, and Serbian Bogdan Bogdanovic could be worth consideration.
Bogdanovic is a 21-year-old shooting guard from Belgrade, Serbia, and due to his skill set is someone you would expect to pique the interest of new head coach/president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy. If Van Gundy wants to shape this Pistons group to play in a similar style to some of his former teams, Bogdanovic could be a valuable acquisition.
Bogdanovic has great range as a 3-point shooter, and excellent potential as a defender, meaning he should fit right in with SVG’s basketball philosophies if drafted. Like all international prospects, things aren’t necessarily that simple though, as questions still remain as to whether Bogdanovic will come to the NBA immediately.
Whether he does or not, will all be revealed in time, but in the mean time lets take a closer look at the 21-year-old’s game.