Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King told American media that Bojan Bogdanovic is seriously thinking of moving overseas this summer. The 23-year-old Croatian guard/forward wants to terminate his contract with Fenerbahce Ulker in order to be able to sign with the Nets.
Before this season Bogdanovic put pen on a three-year deal with the Turkish side. But since the club had a rather poor season there are changes afoot that will result the departure of Croatian head coach Neven Spahija along with several other players.
In addition to these circumstances, Bogdanovic wants to leave Fenerbahce because he feels NBA ready.
"He’s anxious to play. In due time we’ll talk about his contract and see if we can get him out. But he’s anxious to come and play", said Billy King.
The 31st overall pick by New York Knicks in 2011 NBA Draft will face difficulty breaking his current deal with Fenerbahce though. The club will ask for buy-out but NBA clubs are only allowed to pay $500.000. The remaining amount must be covered by the player himself.
Bogdanovic will also have to negotiate a deal with Brookly Nets. Since he was drafted in the second round, he is not limited to a rookie contract which puts him in a position to make higher demands.
Croatian international averaged 13 points per game this season in Euroleague. Last season when Bogdanovic played for Cibona he averaged 18 points and was a clear leader of his team.