Utah Jazz: Ranking the 10 projected rotation pieces

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
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Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports) /

4. Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (projected starter)

Barring a trade or injury, Bojan Bogdanovic should be a reliable bucket-getter for the Utah Jazz again next season. That said, there’s no guarantee he’ll retain his starting job, considering the influx of weapons at his position.

However, although the 6-foot-7, 225-pound Croatian sensation is now 32 years old and possibly at the tail end of his prime, his efficiency from all areas still places him in the “underrated NBA forward” category. And “Bogey” has started in every game he’s played since his 2019 arrival in Utah.

Bogdanovic can carry a team on any given night — at least on the offensive end of the floor. Replay his 48-point outing, with an 8-for-11 clip from 3-point land, that powered the Jazz to an early-May win over the Denver Nuggets despite the absence of top guns Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.

Expect Bogdanovic to continue serving as a primary scoring option. Still, his minutes may slightly decline.

Projected playing time for Bojan Bogdanovic: 28 minutes per game