The signing of Mike Scott on Tuesday makes the departure of Bojan Bogdanovic all but certain for the Wizards, who added a three-point shooting forward at the veteran minimum of $1.7 million.
The Wizards, however, haven't pulled Bogdanovic's qualifying offer nor will they, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com. Instead, they'll seek sign-and-trade options with the hopes of acquiring a traded player exception that could be used later.
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In recent years, they've acquired Jared Dudley, Kris Humphries and most recently John Wall's backup, Tim Fraizer, in a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans using a TPE they gained from a prior deal.
Bogdanovic earned $3.7 million in 2016-17 when he was traded to Washington from the Brooklyn Nets for what turned out to be the No. 22 pick in June's draft.
To keep him restricted, the Wizards had to make a qualifying offer ($4.7 million) to have the first right of refusal. His cap hold, which was less important in the decision regarding him, was $7.1 million. Bogdanovic was seeking about $16 million per season.
TPEs are good for a year. A sign-and-trade transaction has to be for at least thee years (no options). Bogdanovic is seeking, according to CSNmidatlantic.com's Chris Miller, a 3-4-year deal.
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