INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Bogie will be back.
The small forward had his 2018-19 team option picked up by the Pacers on Friday, according to a report from Yahoo’s Shams Charania.
Last summer, he signed a two-year deal after being an unrestricted free agent. The $10.5M option wasn’t guaranteed until Friday’s deadline.
The Croatian is coming off a career year with Indiana. He averaged 14.3 PPG over 80 starts, taking over Paul George’s position. The underrated Bogdanovic plays great perimeter defense and shot over 40% from downtown.
He will be a free agent after this upcoming season.
Earlier Friday, the Pacers declined point guard Joe Young’s team option.
The Indiana Pacers are guaranteeing forward Bojan Bogdanovic’s $10.5M deal for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell Yahoo. Bogdanovic played critical role for the Pacers last season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 29, 2018