Hawks’ GM on Bogdanovic: ‘We are excited that he will remain a key part of our team going forward’

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Bogdan Bogdanovic to a contract extension, which begins with the 2023-24 season, the team announced Thursday.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s a four-year, $68 million contract extension.

In his third season with the Hawks, the 30-year-old Bogdanovic is averaging 14.1 points on .437 shooting, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 28.5 minutes per game. In 43 games (five starts), he is shooting a team-best .401 from three-point range.

The six-year veteran is one of only 10 players in the NBA this season to be shooting over .400% from three-point territory, while attempting at least 6.5 triples per game. He has connected on three-or-more from behind the arc 20 times as a reserve this season (24 times total), one of only five bench players in the NBA to have at least 20 such games.

“Bogi brings so many of the qualities we are looking for in a Hawks player. In addition to his elite shooting ability, he has the versatility to thrive as a starter or sixth man, and a competitiveness that is invaluable to our team and culture,” Hawks General Manager Landry Fields said in a press release. “We are excited that he will remain a key part of our team going forward.”

Prior to signing with the Hawks in November 2020, the native of Belgrade, Serbia played three seasons in Sacramento.

Originally the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft by Phoenix, the 6-foot-6 Bogdanovic played internationally for Partizan (Serbia) and Fenerbahce (Turkey) before coming to the NBA.

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