Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Utah Jazz drives the ball to the basket as Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons Leon Halip/Getty Images


  • Bojan Bogdanovic heads to the Detroit Pistons
  • The Utah Jazz have offloaded another key piece in their rotation
  • The Los Angeles Lakers' pursuit of two notable players remains up in the air

The Utah Jazz has unloaded another veteran following reports that Bojan Bogdanovic has been shipped to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee.

According to the Associated Press, the 33-year-old small forward's move to the Windy City will be completed once Bogdanovic passes a physical and get league approval.

Once all that is settled, Bogdanovic will suit up for his fifth NBA team since entering the league in 2004.

He was initially selected by the Miami Heat with the 31st overall pick but never played a single minute with the South Beach-based squad.

The 6-foot-7 cager only officially made his NBA debut in 2014 when he signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

He would go on to play for other teams such as the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers.

With the Jazz, he averaged 18.1 points last season in 69 games.

Olynyk, on the other hand, will also be joining his fifth NBA team.

He started with the Boston Celtics in 2013 before moving to the Miami Heat in 2017.

Moreover, the 31-year-old Canadian split last season with the Houston Rockets and Pistons.

Olynyk averaged 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 40 games last NBA season with Detroit.

Bogdanovic becomes the latest from the Jazz' regular starting unit to be dealt.

Rudy Gobert was moved to the Minnesota Timberwolves, while Donovan Mitchell was recently dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The only player who has started more than six games for the Jazz who is currently on the roster is Mike Conley, who started for the Jazz in 72 games.

The Los Angeles Lakers were speculated to be interested in Bogdanovic for added firepower.

Unfortunately, it appears the Lakers and the Jazz were unable to come to terms on potential trade centered around the Herzegovinian-Croatian cager, per Sports Illustrated's report.

However, it remains to be seen if two other Jazz players will still be pursued by the Lakers.

Jordan Clarkson and Malik Beasley are allegedly other players on the Lakers' radar, according to Jovan Buha of The Athletic.

So far, nothing has gone beyond speculations.

Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Utah Jazz in action during the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 28, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images