Thriving: Bogdan Bogdanovic
The Serbian shooting guard started his NBA career with the Kings in 2017-18 as a part of their youth movement. Over his three seasons in Sacramento, he averaged a solid 11 to 15 points per season and played heavy minutes.
Once his deal was up, he did not stick around, however. After a botched sign-and-trade with the Bucks, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks in 2020, where he has been ever since.
So far, Bogdanovic has been doing well in Atlanta. He has been averaging over 25 minutes a game every season, had two seasons in which he shot over 40 percent from three, and went to the playoffs the past three seasons.
This season, he is off to another good start, averaging over 14 points, and career-highs in three-point attempts and steals. He is currently the Hawks’ third-leading scorer, he averages the second-most steals, as well as a team-high three-point attempts and the third-most field goal attempts.
He has a clearly defined role in Atlanta and fills it well by putting up meaningful numbers. The Hawks as a team are off to a solid start as well with a 6-5 record, and Bogdanovic is a big part of that.