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Mario Hezonja - SF, 6'8, 215
Orlando Magic - Drafted 5th overall in 2015
       Date of birth: 02/25/1995
       Country: Croatia
     Drafted (NBA): 5th pick, 2015
     Out of: Barcelona (Spain)
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
Summer 2010 Croatia Signed a three year contract with KK Zagreb.
May 2012 Croatia Left KK Zagreb.
11th July, 2012 NBA Signed a four year contract with Barcelona.
2015 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 5th overall by Orlando.
29th June, 2015 Spain Left Barcelona.
10th July, 2015 NBA Signed four year, $16,896,871 rookie scale contract with Orlando. Included team options for 2017/18 and 2018/19.
25th October, 2016 NBA Orlando exercised 2017/18 team option.
When: Where:
2008 - 2010 KK Dubrovnik (Croatia)
2010 - May 2012 KK Zagreb (Croatia)
July 2012 - June 2015 Barcelona (Spain)
June 2015 - present Orlando Magic (NBA)
From blog:


   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Mario Hezonja
SG/SF/PF, 6’8, 215lbs, 22 years old, 2 years of experience

Very disappointing sophomore season for Hezonja in which he shot 35.5% from the field and, aside from slight improvements in his turnover and rebounding numbers, regressed in all facets. Taking more shots than before sent his efficiency into free-fall, and while the jump shot from all ranges is the bulk of his game, only 30.9% of them went in. He is athletic and flashes good passing vision, but he cannot dribble in traffic, isn’t making shots, and the baseline for his offensive projection is now very low. On the plus side, though, his defence did improve, both on small forwards and small-ball power forwards, learning angles and rotations better and being able to stay in front more often with the position shift away from the wing. But the improvements have not made him a stand-out defender; the most stand-out aspect of his game at the moment is how few of the shots go in.

Player Plan: Two years of rookie scale salary remaining. Keep and work hard on skills development, particularly the jumper, which will be key to the effectiveness of his odd package of skills.

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