Report: Jazz’s Bogdanovic to have season-ending wrist surgery

Feb 10, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) makes a three point shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Jazz ranked second in the NBA for 3-point percentage before the season was put on pause, with the Miami Heat the only team ahead of them.

But the Jazz will be without one of their best shooters if the season resumes.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Bojan Bogdanovic will have season-ending surgery Tuesday on his right wrist. A six-year veteran, Bogdanovic is expected to be ready to play when the 2020-21 season begins.

Per Wojnarowski, Bogdanovic initially injured his wrist in late 2019 but played through the pain for the rest of the season. All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell extended well wishes to Bogdanovic after the news of his surgery and said he’s “one of the toughest dudes I know.”

Bogdanovic had a career year during the 2019-20 campaign, being the No. 2 scoring option behind Mitchell. Bogdanovic scored a career-high 20.2 points per game on 44.7% shooting, along with grabbing 4.1 rebounds a game.

He shot at a 41.2% clip from the 3-point line — that’s the second-highest average of his career. Bogdanovic has now shot 40% or better from three for three consecutive seasons.

With Mitchell commanding the offense, Bogdanovic was his viable sidekick, ranking second in usage percentage. He had the highest usage percentage of his career (25.2%) and ranked 13th in the league for 3-point percentage.

The Jazz are currently fourth in the West and have a record of 41-23.