The Detroit Pistons liked what they have seen from Bojan Bogdanovic — 23 points a game to lead the team this season, plus 51.7% shooting from 3 — so they decided to lock him up.
The Pistons and Bogdanovic have agreed to a two-year, $39.1 million contract extension, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. That keeps him in line with the $19.5 million he is earning this season and is a fair contract considering the salary cap will rise in the next couple of years.
Bojan Bogdanovic has agreed on a two-year, $39.1 million extension with the Detroit Pistons, @wassbasketball tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 30, 2022
Bogdanovic came to the Pistons in a preseason trade, part of the revamping of the Jazz roster. There was an expectation around the league after that deal that the Pistons would just flip the 6’7″ veteran forward for another player or picks to help their rebuild, however, the Pistons said the opposite and acted like it. On a team of young slashers and shot creators led by Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey, a shooter on the wing who can do a little secondary creation against a scrambling defense has proven a good fit.
This extension does not preclude the Pistons from trading Bogdanovic, and this reasonable contract extension will not scare teams off. However, if the Pistons rack up enough wins before Christmas to be in the postseason mix, will they want to trade him? It could be moot as the Pistons are 1-5 this young season.
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