Bucks Double Down on Going All-in By Also Adding Bogdanovic.
Milwaukee Bucks were not done with Jrue Holiday. Not done at all. Holiday was the start of what turned out to be one of the best nights in Bucks history. Hell, non-Packers history. It felt like the day that the Milwaukee Brewers got Lorenzo Cain and Christan Yelich. Bucks completed a sign and trade with the Sacramento Kings bring Bogdan Bogdanovic from the Sacramento Kings for D.J. Wilson, Ersan Ilyasova, and Donte DiVencenzo. It was a great deal for the Bucks as they get a very talented wing player who fits what Milwaukee is trying to do offensively.
Bogdanovic was a name that we started to hear rumblings around the trade deadline. Milwaukee got mentioned there as well as the Los Angeles Lakers. There is obvious talent there. He can light it up with the best of them. He is a bucket getter that can do a variety of things on the court. Bogdanovic fits what Mike Budenholzer wants to do, and he is a player that Giannis Antetokounmpo highlighted in talking to management about improvements to the roster. Most Bucks fans thought that Bogdanovic would be the move for Milwaukee, and they would shed Bledsoe elsewhere. That didn’t happen. They were able to move both.
Why is Bogdan or Bogi an attractive fit for the Bucks? Well, he can shoot like no one’s business. He is a 38 percent shooter with one of the quickest releases in the game. Bogdaovic is not afraid to take over in a game when he’s feeling it either. He has a microwave ability about his game. Another thing to like is his ability to take a big shot late in games. It doesn’t phase him and he has ice water in his veins. Bogdanovic hasn’t been in the playoffs in America yet, but he did overseas plus win a championship there.
Now losing Donte DiVencenzo is a significant loss. He is a good player and one of the best bench players the Bucks had. The potential is there for DiVencenzo to be successful. It wouldn’t surprise me if he makes great strides this year with Sacramento. But this is an upgrade from him. Wilson and Ilyasova feel more like the Bucks are free from them versus being sad they’re leaving.
Bucks have a squad with Jrue Holiday, Giannis, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez and Bogdan. That is a team that can win you a championship. They’re ready for another big push into the postseason.