Player Profile

Bojan Bogdanović

Bojan Bogdanović

Detroit Pistons

Nationality :Bosnia
Date Of Birth :18 April 1989
Height :6 feet 7 inches
Weight :103 kg

Bojan Bogdanović (Croatian pronunciation: [ˌbǒjan boɡˈdǎːnoʋit͜ɕ]; born 18 April 1989) is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Croatian national team internationally. Standing at 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in), he plays the small forward position. He has also played with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers, and Utah Jazz.

Quick Facts

Full NameBojan Bogdanovic
Birth Date18 April 1989
Birth PlaceMostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Nick NameNot available
ReligionNot available
NationalityCroatian
EthnicityNot available
EducationNot available
HoroscopeNot available
Father’s NameMario Bogdanovic
Mother’s NameNot available
SiblingsIvana Bogdanovic, Martina Bogdanovic
Age34 Years Old
Height6’8″ (2.03 m)
Weight103 kg (226 lbs)
Shoe SizeNot available
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Body MeasurementNot available
BuildAthletic
MarriedNo
GirlfriendNone
SpouseNone
PositionSmall Forward/Shooting Guard
ProfessionBasketball Player
Net Worth$25 million
Clubs Utah Jazz (Current); Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers (Former)
Jersey Number44
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter, Facebook
ShoesNike
MerchBasketball card, Jersey
Last UpdateAugust, 2023

Bojan Bogdanović Biography, EarlyLife

Bojan Bogdanović turned into born on 18 April 1989, in Bosnia. Bojan Bogdanovic turned into born to Mario Bogdanovic, a Croatian professional basketball player. However, not anything is understood about his mother. Bogdanovic also has younger sisters, Martina and Ivana Bogdanovic.

In addition, the Jazz small forward enjoys spending his unfastened time together with his buddies and circle of relatives. To underscore, Bogdanovic frequently travels with his sisters and tweets about their adventures and anecdotes on his one-of-a-kind social media web sites.

Bojan Bogdanović’s, Height, And Weight

The Croatian stands at 6 feet 8 inches or 2.03 meters if you measure your height in meters. Excuse me for the pun! To be a basketball player, one needs to be tall and athletic, which Bojan is.

Also, the Jazz small forward weighs 226 pounds or 103 kg. One might feel that it is a bit too much; however, NBA players need to be healthy and muscular, especially backcourt players. So, in my opinion, he has the perfect weight for his height.

At the time of writing, Bojan is 34 years old, but that did not deter the Utah-based franchise from signing the Croatian on a four-year $71 million deal. As per the contract, he will remain with the Jazz until the 2022-23 season.

Bojan Bogdanović’s Net Worth

The Croatian-born player is currently worth $25 million, which he accrued mainly through his playing career. Bojan has played for Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers, and Utah Jazz. So, his net worth should come as no surprise.

Bojan Bogdanovic | Contract

According to his most recent deal with the Jazz, Bogdanovic has earned $73 million over four years. Consequently, the tall small forward became the highest-paid Croatian athlete of all time.

As per the contract, Bojan is earning $17 million for the 2019-20 season, making him the third-highest-paid player in the Utah Jazz franchise currently.

However, his salary will gradually increase in the coming years. In fact, in the final year of his current contract, Bogdanovic will earn $19.5 million.

Previously, the Croatian was earning a reported $21 million over two years with the Indiana Pacers. As a result, he was the fourth highest-paid player on the Pacers roster.

Over the course of his career, Bojan has earned nearly $49 million. But there is a catch; however, basketball players in the U.S.A have to pay almost 50% of their income on taxes. As a result, the highest-paid Croatian athlete’s net worth is not as much as you expect.

Career

Bojan’s NBA career started with the Miami Heat. The Miami-based franchise selected Bogdanovic 31st overall in the 2011 NBA Draft.

However, he got traded to Minnesota Timberwolves on the same day and then again to the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets).

Although Bojan had signed with the Nets, he could not play for them until 2014. The contract with his former team Fenerbache in the European League did not allow him to play for another team.

As a result, the Croatian small forward had to wait three years before making his NBA debut for the Nets. Ultimately, the time came during the 2014-15 season as he played in 78 games for the franchise averaging 9.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in his debut season.

Some notable highlights of his time with the Nets have to be when he scored career-high 44 points against the Philadelphia 76ers in a 131-114 win.

Another one has to be his outstanding shooting form, which helped the Nets clinch the No.8 seed in the Eastern Conference during the 2014-15 season.

By the time Bojan reached his final season with the Nets, he had averaged career-high 14.2 points, 1.6 assists, and 3.6 rebounds.

Throughout the three-season with the Nets, the 30-year-old had made a name for himself as one of the top 3 and D players at that time.

However, Bojan had much higher ambitions than just playing in the league. As a matter of fact, Bogdanovic always wanted to be an NBA Champion since he started playing basketball. As a result, the Croatian decided to move on to greater pastures to realize his dreams.

With mutual consent from both the player and the team, Bojan got traded to the Washington Wizards, who needed an excellent shooter to complement one of the best backcourts at that time, John Wall and Bradley Beal.

Also, Wall and Beal were All-Star players who decided to go to Washington even better.

Despite the talents that the Wizards had that season, the franchise could only manage to reach the Eastern Conference Semi-final, where they eventually lost to the Boston Celtics.

In the run to the semi-finals, Bojan contributed significantly, coming in as the primary scorer off the bench when Wall and Beal sat out.

As a result, the 30-year-old managed 12.7 points and 3.1 rebounds during his half-season with the Wizards. Even though the Wizards wanted Bojan to stay with the Franchise, he decided not to sign a new deal citing a lack of playing time as the primary reason.

Consequently, the Croatian entered the free agency market where the Indiana Pacers offered the small forward $21 million over two years for his services. Subsequently, Bojan signed with the Indiana-based franchise to have the best moments of his career to date.

In his first season with the franchise, the Pacers reached the playoffs by securing the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference.

But that was the only positive for the Indiana-based franchise as they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by a LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.

Contrarily, there were a lot of positives in the defeat for Bojan. For instance, he managed playoff career-high 30 points while shooting 7 of 9 3-pointers to help his team win the third game of the series.

He averaged 12.4 points, 1.9 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game during the series. In fact, it was Bogdanovic’s best postseason at the time.

The next season, Indiana again managed to reach the playoffs by finishing the regular season in the 5th position. The same place that the franchise finished just a season earlier. Consequently, a lot of fans saw it as a bad omen.

Unfortunately, their worst nightmare came true as the team crashed out in the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics were one of the title contenders that season, boasting players like Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Jaylen Brown, to name a few.

Consequently, the overpowered Celtics team bulldozed past the helpless Pacers sweeping the series 4-0.

Even though Indiana got swept, Bojan’s stock grew even more as he was the best player for the Pacers, managing his best playoff performance. The Croatian averaged an impressive 18.0 points, 2.8 assists, and 5.8 rebounds.

Consequently, teams with cap space with the resources to pay the small forward vied for his signature.

But it was Utah Jazz that ultimately won the battle as they signed the 30-year-old to a four-year $73 million deal. As a consequence, Bojan became the highest-paid Croatian athlete of all time.

Bogdanovic celebrates a 3-pointer

Bogdanovic has played in all 60 games for the Utah-based franchise averaging career-highs 20.5 points, 2.1 assists, and 4.2 rebounds at the time of writing.

Due to his impressive performances for the Jazz, the small forward was in contention to be named an All-Star, a feat that no Croatian has managed before.

Personal Life

The 30-year-old is not currently in a relationship. Bojan’s personal life is cloaked in mystery because he does not like talking about it publicly.

However, according to sources, Bogdanovic has previously been in a relationship. However, the specifics of the relationship are kept private.

According to his social media posts, the Croatian appears to be a big fan of adventure sports like shooting and trekking. Furthermore, the 30-year-old is a huge football lover who follows leagues in England, Spain, and his own Croatia.

Bogdanovic was present at the 2018 World Cup to support his beloved Croatia, who reached the World Cup final.

Bojan Bogdanovic | FAQs

Who are Bojan Bogdanovic’s agent?

His agents are Jason Ranne and Darren ‘Mats’ Matsubara.

What are some of Bojan Bogdanovic’s best games?

His recent best game was against the Nuggets in the 2020-21 regular season, where he made 48 points. He also scored 34, 33, and 32 points against the Raptors, Wizards, and Clippers. 

These are some of the career highs he has recorded this season. Furthermore, while playing for the Nets, he scored 44 points against the 76ers. 

What is Bojan Bogdanovic’s defense rating in the 2020-21 season?

This season, the basketballer’s defense rating is 111.7.

Is Bojan Bogdanovic and Bogdan Bogdanovic related?

No, the two are not related as Bojan is Croatoan while Bogdan is Serbian. Nonetheless, their surnames are identical, and both are well-established NBA players.

What is Bogdan Bogdanovic’s vertical?

The professional athlete has recorded a 36-inch vertical.

What is the correct pronunciation of Bojan Bogdanovic?

His name is pronounced as bow·juhnbog·da·nuh·vich.

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