Bogdan Bogdanovic is a star overseas.
The Serbian shooting guard is a current All-EuroLeague selection and has helped Fenerbahce Istanbul of Turkey become one of the league’s final four teams.
The big question surrounding Bogdanovic: Will he be with the Kings next season?
Bogdanovic was selected 27th in the 2014 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, who traded his rights to the Kings during last year’s draft.
He was asked about his NBA plans on Turkish TV in an interview posted to Twitter on Monday.
At about the 18-minute mark, the interviewer mentions to Bogdanovic that the Kings’ front office has Vlade Divac and Peja Stojakovic – arguably the best Serbians to play in the NBA – and if he’s ready to go to the United States.
“I don’t like to talk about that during the season,” he said. “I have my goals here.”
However, he does say he wants to play in the NBA and discusses his admiration for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
Should he come to the U.S. next season and join the Kings, he has a goal.
“My interest is not only money,” he said. “I want to prove that I can play in the NBA. I don’t want to go there to sit on a bench.”