But at the recently concluded 2019 FIBA World Cup, the Kings reserve wing was the talk of the tournament.
In eight games for Serbia, Bogdanovic averaged 22.9 points on 55.6 percent shooting from the field. His 183 total points were the most scored by any player in the global tournament held in China.
For that, Bogdanovic was named to the 2019 FIBA World Cup All-Star team.
With you, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 All-Star 5!
⭐️ Bogdanovic (@LeaderOfHorde) 🇷🇸
⭐️ @EvanFourmizz 🇫🇷
⭐️ @ruuufio 🇪🇸
⭐️ @MarcGasol 🇪🇸
⭐️ @LScola4 🇦🇷#WorldGotGame #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/WcdwNT4zq5
— Basketball World Cup (@FIBAWC) September 15, 2019
The Kings and their fans are hoping Bogdanovic can carry his strong play into the 2019-20 NBA season.
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After finishing with a 39-43 record last season, the Kings have aspirations of making the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 season. Sacramento is expecting big things from De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley and Harrison Barnes.
But if Bogdanovic emerges as another star, the Kings would be tough to deal with on a nightly basis.
Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic named to 2019 FIBA World Cup All-Star team originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area