Bogdanovic had his $10.5 million contract guaranteed for the 2018-19 season, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
Bogdanovic had the highest-scoring season of his professional career last year with the Pacers, scoring 14.3 points per game while also shooting a career-best 40.2 percent from behind the arc. Bogdanovic proved to be a crucial part of the Pacers' surprising success last season, especially considering they didn't have much depth on the wing following Paul George trade. Bogdanovic is expected to step in once again as the team's starting small forward and continue to be one of the most effective three-point shooters in the NBA.
Bogdanovic mustered only three points (1-9 FG, 1-7 3Pt), two assists and one steal across 37 minutes during Indiana's 105-101 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
Bogdanovic came up small at the worst possible time, turning in series-worst totals almost entirely across the stat sheet. The 29-year-old topped out with a 30-point performance in Game 3, but a modest 15-point effort in Game 1 served as a distant second in terms of his scoring totals during the series. Despite his inconsistent postseason performance, Bogdanovic undeniably made strides in his first Pacers season, posting a career-high 14.3 points a game on a career-best 47.4 percent success rate from the field, including 40.2 percent from three-point range.
Bogdanovic delivered just 10 points (4-13 FG, 2-8 3Pt), six rebounds and two assists across 34 minutes during Indiana's 104-100 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
After exploding for 30 points in Friday's rousing Game 3 win, Bogdanovic endured some significant shooting struggles Sunday. The 29-year-old wing's 30.8 percent success rate from the field was his second lowest of the series, and he just managed to notch his third double-digit scoring effort over the first four games against the Cavaliers. Given his ability to pile up points in a hurry when he's on, the Pacers will hope to get the sharpshooting version of Bogdanovic when they try to secure a win in Wednesday's critical Game 5.
Bogdanovic compiled 15 points (5-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, three steals and one assist in 38 minutes during Sunday's 98-80 victory over the Cavaliers.
Bogdanovic could not find his shot Sunday but was able to contribute on the defensive end, tying his season-high with three steals. The fact the Pacers were able to win big with Bogdanovic going 5-of-17 from the field bodes well for their prospects in this series. They should be mindful, however, that the Cavaliers are going to come out all guns blazing in game two on Wednesday.
Bogdanovic will be rested for Tuesday's contest against the Hornets.
Tuesday marks the team's final regular-season contest. And, considering they've already secured a playoff spot, they'll opt to rest Bogdanovic, along with Thaddeus Young and Victor Oladipo. In Bogdanovic's stead, Lance Stephenson could slot into the starting lineup. T.J. Leaf, Alex Poythress and Glenn Robinson could also see extra run off the pine.
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