New York Knicks Acquire ‘Croatian Sniper’ Bojan Bogdanovic

Srecko Mavrek

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February the 14th, 2024 – The New York Knicks announced on Thursday they acquired Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks, and Ryan Arcidiacono from Detroit Pistons for Ryan Arcidiacono, Malachi Flynn, Evan Fournier, Quentin Grimes, and two second-round picks. After Bruno Sundov and Marijo Hezonja, Bogdanovic is the third Croatian player in the history of the New York Knicks.

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Bojan Bogdanovic made an instant impact in his New York Knicks debut against Indiana on Saturday, scoring 11 points in 33 minutes. He added three boards, one assist, and one steal. A narrow 105-103 Houston Rockets victory over the New York Knicks on Monday featured Bogdanovic’s 15 points, including nine in the fourth quarter that sparked the Knicks’ comeback.

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It has been a good season for Bogdanovic, 34, who has played 28 games with the Detroit Pistons, averaging 20.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists, shot 41.5 percent from three-point range over 32.9 minutes. He recorded a season-high 36 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and eight made three-pointers vs. Utah on January 3, 2024. Bogdanovic is one of six players in the NBA to average at least 20 points and three made three-pointers while shooting over 40-percent from the three-point line this season. 

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He holds career averages of 15.8 points on 46.1-percent shooting, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists while shooting 39.5-percent from the three-point line over 29.5 minutes in 690 games (572 starts) over nine seasons. His NBA career started with the Nets and continued with the Wizards, Pacers, Jazz, and Pistons. Bogdanovic was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2015. He also represented Croatia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he led all scorers with 25.3 points per game. Prior to the NBA, he played for Real Madrid’s junior team and then spent five years playing professionally in Europe.

The famous Earvin Magic Johnson commented on Bogdanovic’s arrival in the Knicks on the X social network:


The compliment from one of basketball’s greatest players is a once-in-a-lifetime honour and a perfect motivator for Bogdanovic in the New York Knicks jersey no. 44. Currently, the Knicks are fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 33-18 win-loss record. ​The New York Croats congratulate and welcome Bogdanovic to the Knicks.


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