For the past few months, the rumors around Bojan Bogdanovic of the Detroit Pistons have swirled and increased.
Multiple teams have been eyeing the sharpshooting star but it’s been assumed that none of them would have what it takes to add him.
That’s because the Pistons have been driving a hard bargain for Bogdanovic.
The Lakers, Bucks. and Knicks have serious interest in Pistons Bojan Bogdanovic, per @JLEdwardsIII pic.twitter.com/KfPEw5SgN2
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) February 9, 2023
Despite that, three teams still have “serious interest” in the player on Thursday as the NBA trade deadline gets closer and closer.
The Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and New York Knicks are still reportedly attempting to land the forward.
You can’t blame any of them for eyeing the 33-year-old as he is producing 21.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.6 assists a game.
He has been having a tremendous season so far and has been a breakout star in the Motor City, despite this being his ninth season in the league.
Detroit isn’t willing to give Bogdanovic up for just any deal.
Reporting from inside the front office says that they want at least a first-round pick for the star.
In fact, some rumors say that they wouldn’t part with Bogdanovic even if they got that first-rounder.
So, what would it take for the Lakers, Bucks, or Knicks to actually make Detroit happy and get Bogdanovic?
It’s not entirely clear but if Bogdanovic does depart from Detroit on Thursday, it’ll only be because the Pistons are completely happy with what they get in return.
For weeks, most people have assumed that he would be remaining in Detroit because of the team’s high demands.
Yet, maybe they were just starting high and willing to negotiate and accept something less.
We will know for sure before Thursday is over.NEXT: The Pistons Are Holding Tight To Bojan Bogdanovic