Bojan Bogdanovic went off for 44 points on Tuesday night, setting a Barclays Center record in the process.
"He did it in a variety of ways," Brook Lopez, who had 18 points of his own, said of Bogdanovic's performance. "That's definitely what he's capable of."
With the 44 points, Bogdanovic - who shot 17-for-27 on the night - tied fellow Croatian Drazen Petrovic's record for points scored in a single game by a foreign born-player.
"I thought he scored more," Bogdanovic said when told of the feat. "I'm really proud to tie his record."
Yes, it was against the Sixers, but Bogdanovic's 44 has to make some executives around the league sit up and take notice. In his two NBA seasons, Bojan has been mostly potential. But after this coming out party, I'm sure there are more than a few general managers who have made a note to give Brooklyn a call over the summer about dealing for Bogdanovic. Those are calls Sean Marks should take and give a lot of consideration to.
Let's face it: Bogdanovic is probably going to be long gone by the time Brooklyn becomes a bonafide contender. The Nets need assets, and they need them in a hurry if they want to expedite the rebuilding process. Now that Bojan has shown he is capable of this explosiveness, he becomes a valuable commodity that may fetch a draft pick that can end up developing into a core piece, and that's potentially the best thing that could come out of this historic night.