• The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching this Feb 6, 2020
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic is shooting 37% from beyond the arc this season
  • The LA Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers could benefit from Bogdan Bogdanovic's shooting

The trade deadline is fast approaching and teams are looking to reorganize their roster’s structure. With February 6 as the final day for a trade, the Sacramento Kings have a strong asset in Bogdan Bogdanovic to offer in the mix.

Bogdan Bogdanovic is a Serbian shooting guard and small forward standing at 6-foot-6 inches and is known for his long-range shooting ability. The 27th pick of the 2014 draft made his debut with the Sacramento Kings in 2017. It’s with the Sacramento Kings where he was able to establish himself as a key piece to their offense.

He’s currently in the team’s starting lineup with Buddy Hield sitting on the bench. Although he’s been injured for the earlier part of January, he’s been logging consistent minutes since his return. His entry in the starting lineup last January 24 saw the Kings snap a six-game losing streak. He clocked in 26 minutes and tallied 12 points and nailed two three-pointers.

With his shooting as his strong quality, teams active in the trade deadline could make a move for the former EuroLeague champion. The Lakers can definitely use his services as he can bring down the ball, facilitate the offense, and serve as a threat beyond the arc.

This will offload some of Lebron James’ duties and hopefully bring more versatility to the LA Lakers. With Kyle Kuzma included again in the trade discussion, the possibility of the LA Lakers and the Kings coming up with an agreement is not out of the window.

Another team that could benefit from Bogdan Bogdanovic’s skills is the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers are currently in 6th place in the Eastern Conference with a 30-17 win-loss record. The 76ers currently don’t have big man All-Star Joel Embiid in their roster as he’s been out since their January 9 matchup against the Boston Celtics.

The 76ers have inquired about the services of Oklahoma City sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari. If they’re unable to land a deal for the Italian forward, then perhaps Bogdan Bogdanovic can serve as a possible player to acquire. He’s shooting 37% from beyond the arc and can use his accuracy to stretch the floor while Ben Simmons dictates the offense.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic directs traffic for the Sacramento Kings. Photo: Yahoo Sports/Bogdan Bogdanovic