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Bojan Bogdanovic, Pistons Agree On Extension

The Pistons lock down their veteran for another two years.

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The Detroit Pistons have secured veteran forward Bojan Bogdanovic on a two-year, $39.1 million extension, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 33-year-old Croatian was dealt by the Utah Jazz to the Pistons over the summer as part of Danny Ainge’s rebuild in Salt Lake City. The new deal will prevent Bogdanovic from entering free agency this upcoming summer.

Bogdanovic arrived from the Utah Jazz in a preseason trade and had entered the final year of a contract earning him $19.5 million.

Pistons general manager Troy Weaver acquired Bogdanovic, 33, with the intention of signing him to an extension and finalized the deal on Sunday.

Bogdanovic already has shown himself to be an excellent floor-spacing presence for a young, rebuilding Pistons roster. He has averaged 23 points on 51.7% field goal percentage in the season’s first six games.

Through six games this season, Bogdanovic is scoring a career-high 23 points per game, while shooting 51.1 percent from beyond the arc. He also provides Detroit’s young core with a veteran presence in the locker room.

Bogdanovic has enjoyed career averages of 15.1 points on 39 percent 3-point shooting, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers, Jazz and Pistons.