SACRAMENTO -- Cleared. That is the word from the Kings regarding their second-year wing, Bogdan Bogdanovic.
The 26-year-old is expected to make his season debut Wednesday night when the Kings host the Toronto Raptors.
Bogdanovic missed the team’s first 10 games of the season because of a meniscus tear in his left knee. It was the second procedure on Bogdanovic’s knee since the end of the 2017-18 season.
It's unknown at this time whether Bogdanovic will face minute restrictions early in his return or if he will be available for both of Sacramento’s back-to-back games Friday and Saturday.
In his rookie season last year, the Serbian-born shooting guard posted 11.8 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 27.9 minutes per game. Prior to the injury, he was expected to begin the season as a starter at either the shooting guard or small forward position for the Kings.
Following practice Tuesday, Bogdanovic said he has been ready to play for the last 10 days, but he still needs to work on his cardio and get back into basketball shape.