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Nikola Vucevic - C, 7'0, 240
Orlando Magic - Acquired via trade in August 2012
       Date of birth: 06/29/1989
       Country: Montenegro
     Drafted (NBA): 16th pick, 2011
     Out of: USC
  NBA Experience: 5 years
  Hand: Right

2011 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 16th overall by Philadelphia.
22nd August, 2011 Montenegro Signed with Buducnost for the duration of the NBA lockout.
7th December, 2011 Montenegro Left Buducnost.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed four year, $7,909,700 rookie scale contract with Philadelphia. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.
10th August, 2012 NBA As a part of a four team deal, traded by Philadelphia to Orlando, along with Mo Harkless and a 2015 first round pick, and along with Andre Iguodala to Denver, in exchange for Jason Richardson from Orlando and Andrew Bynum from the L.A. Lakers.
27th October, 2012 NBA Orlando exercised 2013/14 team option.
26th October, 2013 NBA Orlando exercised 2014/15 team option.
23rd October, 2014 NBA Signed a four year, $48 million extension with Orlando.
When: Where:
2005 - 2007 KK Mornar Bar (Montenegro)
2007 - 2008 Stoneridge Prep (High School)
2008 - 2011 USC (NCAA)
August 2011 - December 2011 Buducnost Podgorica (Montenegro)
December 2011 - August 2012 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
August 2012 - present Orlando Magic (NBA)
From blog:

   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 1: Southwestern Region

Nikola Vucevic pulls this face all the time. All. The. Time.

The Trojan's leader is Nikola Vucevic, a talented, productive and versatile 6'10 Montenegrin big man. Vooch is not an athlete, but he's tall and has developed a strong upper body, which he uses to attack the glass and the rim in equal measure. He can shoot mid-range jumpshots, drive the ball and create in the post, be in the right place defensively, effective from both the high and the low posts, has good hands, shot selection, and passing vision. He has also added three point range this season. How he projects at the next level is a valid question, but as of right now, it's only important how he projects over the next week.

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   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Centres

Nikola Vucevic - Vucevic was covered to some degree here, and whilst he played only one game after that post was written, he has nonetheless seem his draft stock grow on account of his favourable measurements. Rare is the day that a player is in fact bigger than they are listed, but Vooch - commonly listed at 6'10 and 220 - measured at the combine to be 7'0 and 260 with a 7'5 wingspan. If you were asked to choose the ideal centre size, it'd be about there. This, combined with the inside/outside offensive game, fine rebounding and sufficient defensive skillset that he had long since demonstrated, has made him a first rounder. Before he became a jumpshooting specialist as he aged, a younger Mehmet Okur was much like this.

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   2011 NBA Draft Diary

Pick 16: - The Sixers take Nikola Vucevic from USC, whose stock skyrocketed when he was measured - seemingly for the first time in four years - and found to be absolutely bloody enormous. Measuring in at a well built 7'0 tall, Vucevic is up there with Valanciunas and Kanter as the biggest player in the draft, as well as being amongst the most skilled bigs available.

With his selection out of the way, this draft just ran out of centres.

Vucevic kisses a couple of men on his way to the podium, the complete opposite of the Vesely approach. All draftees should heartily tongue a lady friend on their way to the podium. If they didn't bring one, they should heartily tongue Jan Vesely's lady friend instead.

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