JR Holden on Bogdanovic: That guy has a chance to do something special

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Stefan Djordjevic

20/Aug/19 23:26


JR Holden had some high praise for Bogdan Bogdanovic and the Serbian national team

By Stefan Djordjevic/ info@eurohoops.net

The two times EuroLeague champion with CSKA Moscow in JR Holden who is currently serving as an NBA scout for the Detroit Pistons believes Bogdan Bogdanovic is ready for big things:

“I think that guy has a chance to do something special. He is 26-27 years old, entering the zenith of his career, although in Europe he is already regarded as an experienced player since he has long been a professional. I like his game a lot because he hasn’t limited himself and you can’t label him – “shooter”, “creator”, “passer”…He does a bit of everything, I like that he can play on multiple positions – he can be a playmaker, he can play without the ball, he can turn into a scorer… He can also just shoot, to get off screens and shoot. Before Milos (Teodosic) got injured, it was needed even more”, he told Sportklub.

Holden revealed that he’s a fan of the Sacramento Kings guard: “What is particularly impressive is that there are no noticeable flaws in his game – some would say defense, but he has made progress there as well. I’m a fan of his – when he gets in the game, I’m excited to see what’s going to happen and I stay with the TV.”

His 13-year-long career in Europe taught Holden that everything is possible in a single game: “Playing in Europe, I learned that in one game, anyone can beat anyone, as is the case at the (EuroLeague) Final Four. Why couldn’t Serbia beat the US? They have NBA players, even an All-Star, many more great players. As I said, same as at the Final Four – there is a favorite, but he can lose. It’s one game against a good team, that’s why everyone comes with high hopes to the tournament. Serbia is one of the favorites and it wouldn’t surprise me if they manage to pull off a surprise. If they win that game, I wouldn’t even call it a surprise because they are very good.”