Atlanta Hawks: 6 Veteran Players to Consider in Free Agency

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Bojan Bogdanovic

Bojan Bogdanovic and the Indiana Pacers are currently locked in a tight battle with the Boston Celtics, who held their ground at home despite a strong Game 2 from Indiana.

Bogdanovic was the Pacers’ leading scorer in that game with 23 points. He also added 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists and shot a nice 4 of 8 from downtown.

Bogey has vastly improved as a defender during his time with the Pacers, as head coach Nate McMillan has instilled a strong defensive mindset into Bogdanovic. For his part, Bojan has also noticeably bulked up – and he uses his heft and length to really make a difference on the less glamorous end.

Couple that with dead-eye three-point marksmanship, and you have the makings of a player that would be an excellent fit on the Atlanta Hawks. Bogey produced a career-high 42.3 percent clip from downtown this season per Cleaning the Glass, but from the corner, he shot an absurd 52 percent, which would greatly aid an Atlanta Hawks offense that made over 1000 triples during the 2018-19 season.

Though Bojan only shot from the corner 11 percent of the time per Cleaning the Glass, which was in the 43rd percentile among small forwards, the Pacers don’t have the interior threats (sans Victor Oladipo) that the Atlanta Hawks do with Trae Young and John Collins constantly scoring at the rim.

With Taurean Prince’s Atlanta Hawks future uncertain past the 2019-20 season, Bogey could serve as a serviceable stopgap option at the three for this team.