Bojan Bogdanovic would look very good in Cleveland Cavalier colors.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the cusp of being genuine NBA Championship contenders, but it feels like they are just one move away. This team is built to win now and in the future but to win now, they may need to give up a piece or two of that future.
With the Utah Jazz’s GM Justin Zanik recently saying that he’s been in talks with Rudy Gay, Bojan Bogdanovich, and Mike Coney about their future with the team, it’s fair to say they aren’t done. Zanik told the Salt Lake Tribune;
"Those conversations continue to evolve, we’ve continued to be in touch with them directly and their representation. Obviously there’s been a lot of change this summer, so it’s natural for us to have those conversations.”"
If the Jazz aren’t done shopping, maybe the Cleveland Cavaliers shouldn’t be done buying. After all, they need a three and D wing still, and Bogdanovich is the perfect name to consider.
The Cleveland Cavaliers should trade for Bojan Bogdanovich
While Bogdanovich isn’t a great defender, he’s good enough to help slow down some guys. What makes him versatile is his ability to create his own shot and score from anywhere on the court. Including but not limited to, the three-point line.
A trade for him may not even be hard to swing. The Cavs still have the expendable pieces to get him, and possibly even a guy like Jordan Clarkson as well. Though, it should be stressed, that the move is for Bogdanovich, and if Clarkson is too hard to get, just take him out of the trade. The Cavs only have so many extra pieces, and they shouldn’t be dipping their toes in any further than that.
So what does a trade look like?
The Cleveland Cavaliers should not be sending over any more draft picks, and frankly, Isaac Okoro and Caris LeVert are more than enough value for Bogdanovich and Clarkson. Dylan Windler is the kicker here, just to make the money work.
It works for Cleveland because it gives them a scoring guard that can play alongside Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love, and Cedi Osman off the bench while putting Bogdanovich in the starting lineup at small forward to hit threes and create on the perimeter.
For the Jazz, it gives them another young piece in Okoro, a potential option down the road in Windler, and either a trade chip in LeVert or something who can be a contributor for them long-term should they want to keep him.