The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking at potentially swinging for Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic
The Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently interested in Bojan Bogdanovic from the Detroit Pistons if rumors are to be believed. Real GM was the first to break the rumor and did say that the Cavs may have a harder time meeting the demands of the Pistons who are looking to get a first-round pick back for the 34-year-old forward.
Bogdanovic, if we’re being honest, should’ve never been dealt to the Pistons in the first place, and the former Utah Jazz forward should have been included in the trade to Cleveland involving Donovan Mitchell. The Pistons were never going to compete this year but swapped Bogdanovic for Kelly Olynyk, Saben Lee, and cash.
So realistically, a first-round pick is a lot to ask for, considering what they gave up for. But the Cavs should have serious interest in Bogdanovic, as he fills a lot of holes the Cavs currently have.
How does Bojan Bogdanovic help the Cleveland Cavaliers?
The first thing that people should notice when it comes down to how Bogdanovic could help the Cleveland Cavaliers is his elite-level shooting. He’s currently hitting marks of .448/.422/.895 from inside the arc, outside the arc, and from the free throw line respectively, and those are great numbers. The Cavs are missing a dynamic shooter in their starting lineup who can play the three reliably, and that’s Bogdanovic.
He’s not an elite-level defender, but he can be better than he is currently in a better system.
Bogdanovic also has two more years of controllability left on his contract, and while he is 34, he isn’t someone who’s overly dependent on athleticism and has only gotten better as a shooter as his career has gone on. So a significant drop-off in skills isn’t expected.
He’s also not making much more than Caris LeVert is currently, around $20 million this season and a bit less in the next two. He wouldn’t be hard to fit in under the salary cap, nor would he be overly hard to move if they need to.
There is no “perfect” fit out there for the Cavs to go get, just “good enough”. Bogdanovic is certainly an upgrade and a good enough one at that.