3 goals for the Atlanta Hawks sharp shooter Bogdan Bogdanovic

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The Atlanta Hawks made plenty of moves over the offseason. Given Bogdan Bogdanovic‘s knee issues over the past two seasons, the front office may have wanted to trade the sharpshooter. However, he was not traded, it was his fellow wing, Kevin Huerter, who was sent to the Sacramento Kings instead.

The now 30-year-old had another offseason procedure on his knee, keeping him out of basketball for months. However, despite this procedure, Bogdanovic has vowed that he is going to come back and have his best season yet. If he does this and the rest of the Hawks show the chemistry that is hoped for, they will be a very tough team to beat.

It is very unlikely that Bogdanovic will start for the Hawks this season, given that Trae Young and Dejounte Murray will be the starting guards and De’Andre Hunter will start at the wing. Still, there is a lot that can be accomplished from the bench on an NBA team.

So what does it mean for the Atlanta Hawks that Bogdan Bogdanovic is going to have his best season yet?

It was not as though Bogdanovic had a terrible season last year. He won two sixth man of the month awards which were when the Hawks were looking to make runs back up the standings. He was the only player not named Trae Young last season who created big shots for himself last season during clutch time.

What it means, thanks to the addition of Murray, is that Bogdanovic needs to have his most efficient season yet. He shot the ball at 43.8 percent from deep in his first season with the Hawks, compared to 36.8 percent last season. This was a part of the reason that the Hawks struggled.