The Detroit Pistons have acquired forward Bojan Bogdanović from the Utah Jazz for center Kelly Olynyk and guard Saben Lee.
While the move appear odd on the surface, given that both teams are going through a rebuild, and Bogdanović is 33 years of age, there is logic in Detroit’s decision making here.
Bogdanović will help Cunningham and Ivey
Last summer the Pistons took Cade Cunningham first overall, and this year selected Jaden Ivey fifth. The guard duo will need all the spacing possible to establish driving lanes, and Bogdanović is one of the better movement shooters in the NBA.
While Olynyk too was a good shooter, he needed his feet set, and took more time loading up, making it easier for defense to rotate out to him. Bogdanović is quicker on the trigger, can catch and shoot via odd angles, and plays both forward spots, which