Despite Three Year Contract, Nets Hope To Have Second Round Pick Bojan Bogdanovic In 2012

The New Jersey Nets introduced their three draft picks to the media on Monday, MarShon Brooks, Jordan Williams and Bojan Bogdanovic.  While Brooks and Williams will be in camp with the Nets next season -- whenever that ends up being -- Bogdanovic will be playing with Fenerbahce in Turkey after signing a brand new three-year contract.

Originally the thought was that Bogdanovic would spend just one year in Turkey before making his debut with the Brooklyn Nets in 2012.  However his contract does not contain a buyout until after the second season, putting the earliest he could be a part of Avery Johnson's rotation would be 2013.

GM Billy King has said that Bogdanovic's contract was not a surprise, but that he will attempt to get the high-scoring rookie in a Nets jersey in 2012.

For his part, Bogdanovic told the media on Monday that his experience playing (and scoring 17) against Team USA at the World Championships helped to build a foundation for his future in the NBA.

"I was able to see where I was at against the best players in the world like Kevin Durant, so that helped me a lot."

Whenever the Nets are able to get Bogdanovic to play in Brooklyn, they will be getting a player that ranked second in the Euroleauge last season with 18.9 points at just 22-year old.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.