The Kings have a big decision to make when it comes to Bogdan Bogdanovic. Now, he has a big decision to make, too.
Bogdanovic told The Sacramento Bee's Jason Anderson that the Kings offered him a four-year, $51.4 max contract extension. It sounds like the 27-year-old is in no hurry to put pen to paper, though.
“I would like to stay,” Bogdanovic said to the Bee. “Everyone knows that I love Sacramento. Everyone loves to be here. It’s a great group of guys. I’m happy right now and I was happy all these years, but I don’t want to rush anything.”
Bogdanovic knows he could receive more lucrative offers from the Kings -- as well as other teams -- as a restricted free agent next summer.
The combo guard/small forward is seen as a key part of the Kings' hopes to end their playoff drought. He averaged 14.1 points, 3.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game last season, his second in the NBA.
After a solid sophomore season in Sacramento, Bogdanovic is coming off a big-time showing for Serbia in the FIBA World Cup. He averaged 22.9 points, 4.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 28 minutes per game for his native country.
The Kings certainly hope he can bring the same stardom to Sacramento. If that's the case, he likely is in line for a hefty payday.