Bogdanovic finished with two points (1-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block across 18 minutes during Friday's 120-112 loss to the 76ers.
Bogdanovic struggled in his first game with Wizards, but he's a historically streaky shooter, so this game shouldn't raise any red flags. He's averaging 14.2 points on 44.0 percent shooting from the field and 35.7 percent from three across 26.9 minutes per game this season. While it seems likely that he'll maintain his shooting percentages, he'll likely see a dip in minutes, as coach Scott Brooks has starting small forward Otto Porter playing 33.9 minutes per game.
Bogdanovic participated in shootaround and will play in Friday's game against the 76ers, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.
Bogdanovic was dealt to the Wizards on Wednesday afternoon, and there will be no delay for the sharpshooting wing to make his debut with his new team. Bogdanovic is expected to take on a role off the bench at both shooting guard and small forward in order to help bolster Washington's second unit that ranks as one of the worst in the NBA this season. Given that Bogdanovic is not only playing off the bench but also surrounded by more talent in Washington, his overall production is expected to take a hit.
Bogdanovic was dealt to Washington from Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon, and the hope is that he'll receive clearance to take the court Friday night, per coach Scott Brooks. Whether or not that happens will be contingent upon Bogdanovic, as well as the other players involved in the deal, passing their respective physicals prior to game-time. Once Bogdanovic is cleared, he's expected to slot into a scoring role off the bench for a Wizards team that ranks 29th in the NBA in bench scoring.
In a deal that will also bring Chris McCullough to Washington, the Wizards will send veteran guard Marcus Thornton, reserve forward Andrew Nicholson, and a 2017 first-round pick back to Brooklyn. Bogdanovic has started 54 or 55 games for the Nets this season, but he'll likely transition to a reserve role for the Wizards, who were in need of scoring off the bench. The 27-year-old is averaging a career-best 14.2 points per game on the season, shooting 44 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc on 5.0 attempts per game. Considering Bogdanovic was playing fewer than 27 minutes per game, his overall value in Washington probably won't take a major hit, though he could regress a bit in the short term as he adjusts to his new surroundings.
Bogdanovic recorded 21 points (6-18 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 7-7 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two steals across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 114-110 overtime loss to the Wizards.
Bogdanovic was looking to score aggressively all night on Wednesday, and he ended up with his second consecutive 20-plus point game. It was the first time he's recorded back-to-back 20 point games all season. His aggressiveness also appeared to pay dividends in the assist department as his four dimes tied a season-high.
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