Two days ago we learned that Bogdan Bogdanovic would be signed-and-traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for a package included Donte DiVincenzo. Now, that deal appears to be dead.
According to Adrian Wojnarowksi, the deal was not agreed to by Bogdan Bogdanovic.
The Kings and Milwaukee Bucks had hoped to bring Bogdanovic the framework of a sign-and-trade to negotiate a Bodanovic contract with Milwaukee on Friday, but he will move into the marketplace to find an offer sheet or seek out other sign-and-trade scenarios, sources said. https://t.co/KDlBiLcaBs
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
Sam Amick was the first to report that the deal could be in jeopardy, and confirmed that as of now the deal appears to be off.
As it stands, source says the Bogdan-to-Milwaukee scenario is off the table from his vantage point. The Bucks have been hopeful that it could be saved, but all signs point to him heading elsewhere ultimately. https://t.co/HrFzxKuywW
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) November 19, 2020
Already a new candidate has emerged, with the Atlanta Hawks being a possible destination.
The scuttlebutt among some NBA officials is Bogdan Bogdanovic won't be coming to the Bucks and that the Kings may now trade him to another team, possibly to Atlanta. Stay tuned.
— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) November 19, 2020
Atlanta has the cap space to sign Bogi to an offer sheet outright, and could structure the deal to try to force the Kings not to match. The Hawks could also make other moves with their cap space, and then use a sign and trade to bring Bogi in as well.
It's unclear if the deal fell apart because of a misstep by the Kings or by the Bucks.
Worth noting, when this deal was first announced, the Bee's Jason Anderson reported that a source said there was no deal in place.
Have not been able to confirm this yet. One source insists "there is no deal," but the reported agreement would send Bogdanovic and Justin James to the Bucks in a sign-and-trade for Donte DiVincenzo, Ersan Ilyasova and DJ Wilson. https://t.co/vGxC5VVXMJ
— Jason Anderson (@JandersonSacBee) November 17, 2020
We will continue to watch Bogdan's free agency. I hope you didn't order your DiVincenzo jerseys already.
All I want to know is …whether there will be a better deal back or not……….
I’m fine with this. In all honestly, it’s the Bucks with egg on their faces, not the Kings. McNair just needs to sit back and let things play out.
One part of this, I’d assume Buddy is on the table tonight. McNair has to be thinking about matching any offer for Bogi come Friday.
This is disappointing, but I am quite sure there is more to this than we know right now. It seems like, on the surface, Bogi would rather make more money on a longer deal than play on a contender. That’s fine. S&T deals are usually a mess so I’m not shocked. I still think the mystery team in play is ORL, however, and that we may see him moved (in rumors and whispers, of course) as early as tonight.
I’m actually really intrigued to see what happens, but all we can hope is that we receive something back for Bogdan, cause losing him for nothing would be a disaster. But I would be intrigued to see what type of package the Hawks could offer, especially if it includes someone like Huerter or Reddish, who I would gladly take.
Good news IMO, we should be able to obtain a better return for Bogi.
rejoice Kings fans rejoice
I don’t think this is on the Kings organization. If Bogi blew it up for more money, that’s fine, and it was the Bucks who blabbed about it.
It would be rather noteworthy if the inability to sign Bobo ended up costing them Giannis.
Oof, the Bucks might get egg on their face if they sent those picks to NO with no Giannis afterwards.
Hopefully we can use this to get John Salmons
BOgi had a cryptic tweet on November 16 about people not believing in you
i think he genuinely wanted to stay here and will try to screw us
Bucks definitely leaked this undone deal. Especially when you’re talking about potentially losing Giannis.
What an embarrassment for the Bucks.
They needed to bring in Ricky Roma to close that deal.
Word is McNair wrote Buddy Hield in the “Name Here” part of the contract. All downhill after that.
it said “MarShon Brooks”
It amazes me that things could get as far as the Bucks (and even Woj!) believing this was done, without anyone talking to Bogdan’s camp.
That tells me that Bogdan (or agents, etc.) has to have known that this was a thing the teams were discussing.
Did someone make him a bigger offer, and he changed his mind?
Did his camp ever intend to go through with the Bucks?
Is this secret punishment for tampering?
Did his camp not tell him, and when he heard the rumors he was not happy?
So many possibilities.
Maybe it was just Kangz, but this seems different than that. Unless they just assumed that Bogdan would want to go to Milwaukee.
But it can’t be that. Can it?
Who is Bogdan’s agent? I wonder if his agent was involved in the trade talks and the breakdown in communication happened between Bogi and his agent. It’ll be interesting to hear the full story when it eventually comes out