Utah Jazz: 3 season goals for Bojan Bogdanovic in 2020-21

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Bojan Bogdanovic had a strong first season with the Utah Jazz. He needs to take some further steps to improve his game. Here are three goals.

When Bojan Bogdanovic came to the Utah Jazz he had just come off his best season in his five years in the league. He averaged 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game, shooting at .497/.425/.807 with the Indiana Pacers.

How did Bogdanovic respond during his first season with the Jazz? He had a better season, being the second option behind Donovan Mitchell. He averaged 20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists a game. He shot the ball at .447/.414/.903.

Bogdanovic took 7.3 shot attempts from deep this season, which is 2.5 shot attempts more per game from distance than the season before. This means that he took almost half of his 14.8 shot attempts per game from behind the line. Last season he took only 36 percent of his shots from outside the arc.

Bogdanovic was tremendous as a second option. His shooting certainly helped space the floor for the Jazz. Shooting the ball at 42.5 from deep allowed space for Donovan Mitchell to go to work, and he certainly made the most of it en route to his first All-Star appearance.

While the addition of Bogdanovic caused Joe Ingles to struggle at the start of the season, things worked out as the season progressed. Ingles was not his normal confident shooting self and this had a flow-on effect for the rest of the roster.

Now that Bogdanovic has a season with the Jazz under his belt, he is going to come back even better in the 2020-21 season. With the shortened offseason, teams who bring back their core are going to have a better start. This will help get a better seed for their next playoff run. With all of this in mind, let’s look at Bogdanovic’s goals for next season.