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Bojan Bogdanovic officially becomes member of Brooklyn Nets. Finally.


The Miami Heat drafted Bojan Bogdanovic back in 2011 with the 31st overall pick, the first pick of the second round. Miami quickly traded Bogdanovic to Minnesota, which in turn shipped him on to the then New Jersey Nets.

Bogdanovic played those last three years with Fenerbahçe Ülker in the Turkish Basketball League.

Finally, the 6’8” swingman is coming to the NBA next season — the Nets have officially announced the signing.

“Having drafted Bojan in 2011, it is rewarding to finally welcome him to the Nets,” Nets GM Billy King said in a released statement. “We obviously have a high regard for his game, and we are glad he will now bring that talent to Brooklyn.”

Adrian Wojnarowski has the details on the money, which is reasonable.

The Nets are going to look for Bogdanovic to ease the loss of Paul Pierce and play in that role. In EuroLeague competition last season Bogdanovic averaged 14.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists a game. But coming to the NBA will be an adjustment, the game is far less physical. Look for him to get some real run with the Nets as they let him learn a little on the job.

PBT Extra bold prediction previews: Clippers ready to win West?

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With our PBT Extra videos, we are previewing the entire NBA by using bold predictions, starting in the Pacific Division (we already did the Warriors).

Some of those predictions come from fans on Twitter where I had sent out a request, including the bold prediction for the Clippers.

It could happen, they are certainly contenders. But two things need to happen.

The big one is their defense, which was middle of the pack last season, needs to move into the top 10 (and DeAndre Jordan needs to play consistently like a guy who is third in Defensive Player of the Year voting).

Second is the new and improved bench unit of Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith, and Jamal Crawford (he’s not new) need to mesh into a unit. Those are three guys who like to create for themselves and make questionable shot choices, getting them play well with others could be a bumpy road.

Stephen Curry gives high five while his shot is in air (video)

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Stephen Curry said the defending-champion Warriors would have no problem picking up where they left off.

His swagger certainly remains intact.