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Bogdanovic injured the wrist in January against Indiana, then played two months in considerable discomfort, sources said. The decision to have surgery gives Bogdanovic a chance to fully recover in anticipation of the start of the 2020-21 season.
The NBA season has been shut down since March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there’s optimism that the league will resume the 2019-20 season and try to have a playoff tournament to determine a champion. The Jazz are currently the fourth seed in the Western Conference.
Bogdanovic, 31, played a considerable role for the Jazz. He averaged 20 points a game, including several clutch shot-making performances. Sixth man Joe Ingles would likely take his role in the starting lineup. Bogdanovic signed a four-year, $73 million free agent deal with the Jazz in July, leaving the Pacers.