Due to having recent surgery on his knee, Sacramento Kings’ guard Bogdan Bogdanovic will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks.
Throughout most of the NBA offseason, the Sacramento Kings have been free of drama and bad news. But some unfortunate events have happened towards the purple and white in the last week.
According to James Ham, Kings Insider for NBC Sports California, Bogdan Bogdanovic will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks due to nursing a knee injury. The Kings’ guard recently had minor surgery on his knee due to experiencing discomfort in it while playing for the Serbian national team in the FIBA World Cup qualifying matches.
With the Kings’ first game of the regular season scheduled on October 17, it means that Bogi will not be joining the Kings on the hardwood for the early stages of the campaign.
How Bogi’s Injury Impacts The Team?
Bogi’s injury also raises the question of who will take his place in the starting lineup in the beginning games of the year? In my opinion, it will probably be Buddy Hield who is looking to make a leap of improvement from his solid sophomore season.
For the Kings, losing Bogdanovic for the first couple of weeks in the season will hurt them as his unselfishness and smart basketball play will be greatly missed. Hopefully, he is able to come back completely healthy and be the player that Kings community has grown to love in the past year.
During his rookie year, Bogdanovic averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 assists, and 2.9 rebounds a game while shooting 44.6% from the floor, 39.2% from the three-point line, and 84% from the free-throw stripe.