Bojan Bogdanovic

JAMMER: Indiana forward Bojan Bogdanovic, shown dunking during the Pacers' victory over Cleveland on Saturday in Indianapolis, was named the NBA's Eastern Player of the Week for last week.

The NBA announced Monday that Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic was the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

The Pacers finished the week with a 4-0 record and Bogdanovic averaged 22.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He joins Victor Oladipo and Thaddeus Young as the only other members of the Pacers to earn this particular honor this season.

Since failing to score in double-figures in consecutive games in mid-January, Bogdanovic has been impressive. He has scored more than 20 points in five of his last six games and has averaged a highly efficient 21.1 points per game since Oladipo's injury.

Bogdanovic has put together the best season of his NBA career. He is averaging career-high figures in points (16.8), rebounds (4.0), assists (1.8) and steals (0.8). He has shot 49.5 percent from the field, 43.3 percent on 3-pointers and 83 percent on free throws.

The 29-year-old Croatian forward is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Pacers have expressed interest in re-signing him and that is expected considering how the only better options on the market are All-Stars like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Khris Middleton.

Grant Afseth is the Tribune’s Pacers columnist. He may be reached at grantafseth@indianasportscoverage.com.

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