Report: Hornets are interested in Brooklyn's Bogdanovic
The Charlotte Hornets are in a bit of a rut. They've lost five straight games and eight of their last 10, including an embarrassing clunker against the hapless Phoenix Suns.
Being that they're desperate to make the playoffs and currently sit on the outside looking in, there's a decent chance the Hornets become players in the trade market before February's deadline.
The player they're linked to now won't move the needle much, but he could give Charlotte a bit more depth on the wing. Here's more on the rumor involving Brooklyn Nets' forward Bojan Bogdanovic, from Sporting News:
GM Billy King is conceding privately what we all know: The Nets aren’t making the playoffs. So it’s time to start breaking up the team. So far, Charlotte has called to try to deal for Bojan Bogdanovic, the team’s top 3-point marksman, Sporting News has learned. If Joe Johnson doesn’t get moved at the deadline, he’s seen as a prime candidate for a buyout.
Bogdanovic is a serviceable crewman aboard a sinking ship. He's averaging 10 points per game and is a career 35 percent three-point shooter. The Hornets' biggest trouble is at center, where Al Jefferson won't be back for the foreseeable future after recently undergoing surgery, and the 6'8" Bogdanovic definitely isn't a low-post artisan who can draw double teams at will.
But he's not a bad insurance plan if Nicolas Batum's toe acts up again, and for the right price (a la "nothing") it doesn't hurt to sniff around.