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Predrag Stojakovic - SF, 6'10, 229
Retired - Retired after 2011 season
       Date of birth: 06/09/1977
       Country: Serbia/Greece
     Drafted (NBA): 14th pick, 1996
     Out of: PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece)
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right





From blog:


   2010 Free Agency, Preliminary Round
2010-07-01

The following players opted in:

- New Orleans = Peja Stojakovic and Darius Songaila

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   Tax Payers, Trade Kickers, And Other Deadline Day Bookkeeping
2011-02-26

Joel Przybilla also had a trade kicker, invoked upon his trade to the Bobcats, and Peja Stojakovic's trade bonus was invoked upon his trade to Toronto, about a month before the deadline. Additionally, Lou Amundson's deal with Golden State, signed after the publish date of the original post, also contained a 15% trade kicker, as did Shannon Brown's new contract with the L.A. Lakers.

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   Chicago's Last Resort Offseason Plan That Still Manages To Avoid Signing Joe Johnson
2010-06-14

The Hornets are in the process of being sold. George Shinn is selling his majority stake in the team to Gary Chouest, a current minority owner and local businessman with (supposedly) deep pockets. Shinn was never the sprendthrift owner he has recently been made out to be, but the Hornets's problem was not an unwillingness to spend. Instead, their problem has been has been an inability to spend very well. Handicapped by Peja Stojakovic's spectacular salary and the overpayment of backups such as Peterson and James Posey, the Hornets have been making their team worse in a bid to avoid the luxury tax. They just about managed this last year, but only by taking on the salary of Darius Songaila in a rousing crescendo of fail.

[...]

Filling out the remaining spots on that roster will again put the team back into tax territory. But things are manageable by then. Darius Songaila could always be pawned off for a slightly smaller expiring salary, or for a longer one of a decent player. The same is true of Peja; now that he's finally expiring, he's finally an asset and not a burden.

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   Current Trade Kickers
2010-06-11

There follows a list of all current NBA contracts that feature trade kickers, in contracts valid as of the time of writing, along with the value of them. Note that trade kickers have no expiry date other than the expiration of the contract itself, and that having a percentage listed means that's the percentage of their remaining salary that they will additionally get with the bonus.

- Carmelo Anthony (lesser of 5% or $1 million)
- Ron Artest (15%)
- Andrea Bargnani (5%)
- Charlie Bell (15%)
- Shannon Brown (15%)
- Kobe Bryant (10%)
- Jose Calderon (10%)
- Eddy Curry (greater of 15% or $5 million)
- Sam Dalembert (15%)
- Tim Duncan (15%)
- Jeff Foster (lesser of 15% or $1 million)
- Pau Gasol (15%)
- Manu Ginobili (5%)
- LeBron James (15%)
- James Jones (15%)
- Chris Kaman (lesser of 15% or $4 million)
- Shawn Marion (15%)
- Roger Mason Jr (lesser of 15% or $375,000, but is expiring anyway)
- Antonio McDyess (10%)
- Yao Ming (15%)
- Chris Paul (15%)
- Morris Peterson (7.5%)
- Paul Pierce (8%)
- James Posey (10%)
- Joel Przybilla (15%)
- Brandon Roy (lesser of 15% or $4 million)
- Josh Smith (15%)
- Peja Stojakovic (10%)
- Amare Stoudemire (15%)
- Hedo Turkoglu (15%)
- Anderson Varejao (5%)
- Dwayne Wade (15%)
- Rasheed Wallace (15%)
- Luke Walton (7.5%)

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Predrag Stojakovic - Has done some ambassadorial work for the NBA, but in retirement, has mostly just chilled.

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