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Emir Preldzic - SF, 6'9, 205
Signed in Turkey - Signed with Galatasaray
       Date of birth: 09/06/1987
       Country: Bos & H/Slovenia/Turkey
     Drafted (NBA): 57th pick, 2009
     Out of: Fenerbahce (Turkey)
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

18th June, 2007 Turkey Signed a four year contract with Fenerbahce.
2009 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 57th overall by Phoenix.
26th June, 2009 NBA Draft rights traded by Phoenix to Cleveland in exchange for cash.
17th February, 2010 NBA As a part of a three team deal, draft rights traded by Cleveland to Washington, along with Zydrunas Ilgauskas and a 2010 first round pick (#30, Lazar Hayward), in exchange for Antawn Jamison from Washington and Sebastian Telfair from L.A. Clippers.
28th February, 2011 Turkey Signed a three year extension with Fenerbahce.
24th December, 2013 Turkey Signed an extension with Fenerbahce through 2017.
16th July, 2014 NBA Draft rights traded by Washington to Dallas in exchange for a signed and traded DeJuan Blair.
26th August, 2015 Turkey Loaned by Fenerbahce to Darussafaka for one season.
7th July, 2016 NBA Draft rights traded by Dallas, along with Jeremy Evans and cash, to Indiana in exchange for the draft rights to Stanko Barac (#39, 2007).
8th September, 2016 Turkey Left Fenerbahce.
8th September, 2016 Turkey Signed a two year contract with Galatasaray.
14th July, 2017 NBA Draft rights traded by Indiana to Toronto in exchange for Cory Joseph.
When: Where:
2005 - June 2007 Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana (Slovenia)
June 2007 - August 2015 Fenerbahce (Turkey)
August 2015 - June 2016 Darussafaka (Turkey)
June 2016 - September 2016 Fenerbahce (Turkey)
September 2016 - present Galatasaray (Turkey)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Emir Preldzic - 57th pick, 2009
Unrealised potential. Hits open shots and a talented passer with much better vision than most at his position, but not an athlete, poor defensively at the Euroleague/Turkish BSL levels, and would be an open door in the NBA. His rights have reached the throw-in stage.

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   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The NBA Prospects Of The Unsigned NBA Draft Picks

Emir Preldzic (57th pick, 2009)

- Preldzic's draft rights have already moved twice. Cleveland bought him from Phoenix on draft night 2009, and subsequently included him as a throw-in part of the Antawn Jamison trade. Preldzic has not yet joined the NBA, and probably never will. He is a talented player, but he's also in a place (Fenerbahce) aptly suited for his skills, a place in which he's now been for four seasons, and a place to which he's signed for three more seasons. Preldzic averages 10.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 22.5 minutes of Turkish TBL games for Fenerbahce, one of the better players on the 11 deep TBL leader's roster. At 6'9, he dribble-drives smoothly, handling and passing at 6'9 like a young Turkoglu, and has improved his jumpshot, his strength and his defense since being drafted. He's rounded into a very nice player. But probably not an NBA one.

Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 5%

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 52

- Emir Preldzic

Cavaliers draft pick Preldzic is into his third season with Fenerbahce. He is averaging 11.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the Turkish, and averaged 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the Euroleague. The 3.7 assists per game, in a league where only two players average more than 5.0 apg, are particularly impressive when you consider that Preldzic is a 6'9 forward. Preldzic's jumpshot is a bit more sporadic; the three pointer amounts to about half of his offense, but while he's shooting 45% from there in the Turkish league, he shot only 18% from there in the Euroleague.

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