The forward didn’t agree with that deal and everything fell apart for the Kings and Bucks. In the end, he was traded away but not to Wisconsin. Instead, he made it to Atlanta, where he’s currently playing with the Hawks.
A lot was said about that move with contradicting reports saying different things. Now Bogdanovic has broken his silence and has explained what really happened during those days. The Serbian player even explained Giannis Antetokounmpo’s real role in his failed recruitment to the Bucks.
Bogdan Bogdanovic downplays Giannis Antetokounmpo’s role in his recruitment to Milwaukee Bucks
The Serbian forward recently talked with Sam Amick of The Athletic, talking about his failed move to the Bucks and what really happened for him during those moments. He revealed that he’s closer to Thanasis Antatokounmpo than Giannis, and they never really talked about playing together in Milwaukee.
“I talked with him (Thanasis) once monthly, once every two months,” Bogdanovic said about the older Antetokounmpo brother. “So we talk about it — we talked maybe in the bubble, not about me coming there, nothing like that. But we were like, ‘Ah, you guys are good,’ — bla, bla, bla, you know? Normal things. How is your family? Basketball things, we didn’t even talk about it because I know that they are professionals and they respect my professionalism and we never talked about it.”
They created a good relationship over the years but as Bogdan stated, there were no conversations about teaming up in Milwaukee or Sacramento. Bogdanovic was a very coveted player in the offseason but it was Atlanta Hawks who acquired their services in the end.
Now he’s helping Trae Young, John Collins and co. succeed in the Eastern Conference, trying to beat everybody on their way to the Finals, including Giannis, Thanasis and Milwaukee Bucks.