Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons why Bogdan Bogdanovic is an ideal fit – Playmaking
As Charania cited in his report, one of the reasons that the Milwaukee Bucks are intrigued with Bogdan Bogdanovic is his playmaking. Finding more capable ballhandlers and playmakers is certainly on the team’s to-do list this offseason, whether it be in the draft or free agency. If they go with the latter, Bogdanovic fits the bill.
In his first three NBA seasons, Bogdanovic has accumulated a career assists average of 3.5 per game. Despite never being a primary ball-handler and spending a significant chunk of his career coming off the bench, the shooting guard has asserted himself as a viable playmaker, especially alongside strong shot creators such as De’Aaron Fox.
In particular, one aspect that makes Bogdanovic especially interesting is his playmaking prowess when surrounded by big men. As examined by Sanjesh Singh, formerly of SB Nation’s Sactown Royalty:
In his first season, there was a strong connection between the Serbian and Willie Cauley-Stein. The two read each other’s games like a book and connected 61 times as they do in the clip below. Kosta Koufos and Bogdanovic linked 31 times in addition to Zach Randolph giving 29 assists to Bogdanovic.
Playing alongside big men such as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez would only enhance the guard’s playmaking, and that is exactly what the Milwaukee Bucks need. With Giannis leading the Bucks in assists with 5.6 per game this season, bringing in another playmaker like Bogdanovic to alleviate some of that pressure offensively would be a welcoming addition.