Utah Jazz Officially Present Bojan Bogdanović As New Player

Daniela Rogulj

Bojan Bogdanović was presented as a new player of the Utah Jazz in Las Vegas on Monday. 

At the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, the latest, most expensive and currently most luxurious hotel in the city, the Utah Jazz presented their two biggest transfers this year, reports Sportske Novosti on July 9, 2019.

Bojan Bogdanović received a jersey with the number 44, while Mike Conley took the jersey with the number 10. The two will embark on an adventure with Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, and Rudy Gobert; an adventure which hopefully leads Salt Lake City to the championship title. 

Justin Zanik, the General Manager of Utah Jazz, and Vice President of Basketball Operations of the team, Denis Lindsey, introduced the new players.

“We are happy that Bojan is with us, he has strength, he has worked hard on those tiny, invisible things, was very important to Indiana, and we also expect that here. It’s great that we got him as a player and that we got to know him.”

Mike Conley, a player who signed the biggest contract in the history of basketball three years ago, when Memphis signed him for $153 million, and a player who has won multiple NBA awards, thanked the Utah Jazz on the trade from Memphis and said:

“I’m excited to play next to Bojan Bogdanović and I hope for a special season ahead of us. Now is the time for some fresh air, and when we get together, we will begin our big story.”

Bojan Bogdanović is definitely in the circle of players in the NBA who are among the highest paid, and it’s no wonder why – just look at the trace he has left in his five NBA seasons so far. Everyone believes in him, including the Utah Jazz, who will pay $73 million for the Croatian for the next four seasons.

“I’m honored to be part of this organization and I have found a good situation for myself here. I’m happy that Utah called me, I knew they had a deep roster, I knew Conley had arrived, that Mitchell, Gobert, Ingles were a brilliant blend of youngsters and veterans, and I am excited about everything that this team can do. The Jazz was one of the best attacking teams and one of the best defensive teams in the NBA last season, and as we have a pretty deep roster, perhaps deeper than anyone, it allows for a huge number of rotations, a lot of combinations that we can use during the game. I can hardly wait for the season to begin,” Bogdanović said before US journalists.

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