Atlanta Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic is struggling with his shot

Atlanta Hawks. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Hawks. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

Since joining the Atlanta Hawks, Bogdan Bogdanovic has struggled with his shot in all but two games.

Once the Milwaukee Bucks made an error in trading for Bogdan Bogdanovic before they were able to this ruled them out as a potential destination. The Atlanta Hawks had cap space available and the potential of greater success than he could achieve with the Sacramento Kings.

During the first four games, this signing looked like a piece of genius. Bogdanovic averaged 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. He was shooting the ball at 43.5 percent from the floor, 42.9 percent from deep, and 85.7 percent from the charity stripe.

Things were looking good for the Hawks as they owned a 3-1 record and were one of the surprises of the NBA. However, things started falling off the rails after that. Bogdanovic averages dropped to 10.5 points 4.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists through the eight games played.

His shooting numbers dipped to 38.9 percent from the floor, 37.7 percent from deep. On the plus side, Bogdanovic improved at the line, going at 88.9 percent.

The tale of the last three games for Bogdan Bogdanovic and the Atlanta Hawks.

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The Hawks are on a three-game losing streak which has them at .500 on the season, eight games in. During those last three games, it appears that Bogdanovic has lost a level of confidence.

However, his production during those losses has been appalling, especially as the Hawks have committed four-years and $72 million for the Serbian shooter. Fortunately, he is not down on himself if the self-motivating messages on Twitter are to be believed.

Over the past three-game skid Bogdanovic has averaged 5.3 points 2.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists. His shooting has dropped off with him going 30.0 percent from the floor and 26.7 percent from deep. He has not taken a free-throw in this period.

He has passed up a number of open shots, showing that he has lost confidence in his shooting. This could be related to the ankle stiffness that he is suffering but that feels unlikely. The good news for all is that shooters like Bogdanovic only take one game to get their groove back.

Quick reaction to the comeback which fell short. dark. Next

Let’s hope that it is the rematch next game against the Charlotte Hornets.