Utah Jazz: Bojan Bogdanovic passes ‘Money Man’ on all-time list

Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /

Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic is climbing a franchise list.

Entering the Utah Jazz’s Sunday road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Bojan Bogdanovic needed four splashes from downtown to pass former seven-year Jazzman Mehmet “Money Man” Okur at No. 7 on the franchise’s all-time list of made 3-pointers.

And Bogdanovic needed only his nine minutes of action in the first quarter to pull off that feat.

The 6-foot-7 starter went 4-for-5 beyond the arc in the quarter — moving to 518 made threes across 196 games with the Jazz — to fuel Utah’s 33-24 lead after one. Bogdanovic finished the first with a then-game-high 14 points plus two rebounds and one assist.

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Bojan Bogdanovic, an eight-year NBA veteran in his third season with the Jazz, is one of only three players among the top 10 on the list with fewer than six seasons in Salt Lake City.

As for the other two, well, they too are active Utah weapons: Donovan Mitchell (five seasons) at No. 2 with 901 made threes at the time of this article’s publishing and Jordan Clarkson at No. 10 with 448 (three seasons with the Jazz).

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Now a member of the Portland Trail Blazers, Joe Ingles remains No. 1 on the list with his 1,071 made threes for the Jazz.

Next up in Bogdanovic’s sight on the franchise’s 3-point list is Darrell Griffith, who sits at No. 6 with his 530 makes from deep across his ten seasons between the 1980s and early 1990s.

Bojan Bogdanovic is shooting 37.3 percent from downtown this season while averaging 17.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 31.0 minutes per game. With his 61 outings, including the bout against the Oklahoma City Thunder (20-43), he’s the only player on this Utah Jazz team (39-23) who has played in at least 60 games.

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