Bogdan Bogdanovic might be the best player in Europe, and he knows it.
The Serbian guard, finally fresh after a season of injuries, swaggered into Athens and delivered two of the most impressive EuroLeague playoff performances in recent memory. He dominated the series with his offensive versatility, burying 3s both off the catch and off the dribble, attacking the rim and feeding teammates out of the pick-and-roll.
Fenerbahce became the first team in EuroLeague history to win Games 1 and 2 on the road, largely thanks to Bogdanovic. Panathinaikos were able to slow him down in Game 3, but it didn’t matter — too much damage had already been done.
God bless Ante Zizic.
Darussafaka reportedly paid a $300,000 buyout to rent Zizic for the second half of the season, and as far as I’m concerned, he’s been worth every cent.
Zizic — the 23rd pick in the 2016 Draft — will likely join the Boston Celtics this summer. Until then, EuroLeague fans need to cherish every minute he plays here. Despite just turning 20-years-old on Jan. 4, his polished offensive game and relentless energy have made him one of EuroLeague’s best centers.