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Damir Markota - PF, 6'10, 225
Signed in Adriatic League - Signed with Cedevita Zagreb
       Date of birth: 12/26/1985
       Country: Bosnia/Croatia/Sweden
     Drafted (NBA): 59th pick, 2006
     Out of: Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
November 2001 Croatia Loaned by Cibona Zagreb to Zabok for the remainder of the season.
October 2002 Croatia Loaned by Cibona Zagreb to Sanac Karlovac for one season.
2006 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 59th overall by San Antonio.
2006 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by San Antonio to Milwaukee in exchange for a 2007 second round pick (#33, Marcus E. Williams).
25th July, 2006 NBA Signed a guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee. Included team option for 2008/09.
1st February, 2007 D-League Assigned by Milwaukee to Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
5th February, 2007 D-League Recalled by Milwaukee from Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
8th February, 2007 D-League Assigned by Milwaukee to Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
22nd March, 2007 D-League Recalled by Milwaukee from Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
7th September, 2007 NBA Waived by Milwaukee.
9th September, 2007 Russia Signed a two year contract with Spartak St Petersburg.
29th January, 2008 Russia Left Spartak St Petersburg.
30th January, 2008 Lithuania Signed for the remainder of the season with Zalgiris Kaunas.
13th August, 2008 Croatia Signed a one year contract with Cibona Zagreb.
27th October, 2008 Croatia Left Cibona Zagreb.
27th October, 2008 Spain Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2010 with Menroca.
15th January, 2009 Spain Left Menorca.
15th January, 2009 Spain Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2010 with Bilbao. Included team option for 2009/10.
20th July, 2009 Spain Bilbao exercised 2009/10 team option.
1st September, 2010 Slovenia Signed a one year contract with Union Olimpia Ljubljana.
6th August, 2011 Slovenia Signed another one year contract with Union Olimpia Ljubljana.
5th December, 2011 Slovenia Left Union Olimpia Ljubljana.
2nd January, 2012 Croatia Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2013 with KK Zagreb. Included team option for 2012/13.
8th August, 2012 Croatia KK Zagreb declined 012/13 team option.
22nd August, 2012 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Besiktas.
27th September, 2013 Germany Signed a three month contract with Brose Baskets Bamberg.
23rd November, 2013 Germany Left Brose Baskets Bamberg.
25th November, 2013 Spain Signed for the remainder of the season with Bilbao.
17th October, 2014 Croatia Signed a three month contract with Cibona Zagreb.
2nd January, 2015 Croatia Left Cibona Zagreb.
2nd January, 2015 Turkey Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2016 with Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyespor.
26th June, 2016 Turkey Signed a two year extension with Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyespor.
15th June, 2017 Turkey Left Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyespor.
17th June, 2017 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Usak Sportif.
2nd December, 2017 Turkey Left Usak Sportif.
2nd December, 2017 Croatia Signed for the remainder of the season with Cedevita Zagreb.
When: Where:
2001 - November 2001 Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
November 2001 - June 2002 Zabok (Croatia, A2)
July 2002 - October 2002 Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
October 2002 - June 2003 Sanac Karlovac (Croatia)
July 2003 - June 2006 Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
July 2006 - September 2007 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
September 2007 - January 2008 Spartak St Petersburg (Russia)
January 2008 - June 2008 Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
August 2008 - October 2008 Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
October 2008 - January 2009 Menorca (Spain)
January 2009 - June 2010 Bilbao (Spain)
September 2010 - December 2011 Union Olimpia Ljubljana (Slovenia)
January 2012 - August 2012 KK Zagreb (Croatia)
August 2012 - June 2013 Besiktas (Turkey)
September 2013 - November 2013 Brose Baskets Bamberg (Germany)
November 2013 - June 2014 Bilbao (Spain)
October 2014 - January 2015 Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
January 2015 - June 2017 Istanbul BSB (Turkey)
June 2017 - December 2017 Usak Sportif (Turkey)
December 2017 - present Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia)
From blog:


   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 41
2010-04-07

- Damir Markota

Former Bucks forward Damir Markota is with Bizkaia Bilbao in Spain. Like Serhiy Lishchuk in the previous entry, it is instantly clear both why Markota went to the NBA, and why he left it. On some days, Markota is everywhere; driving the ball, fighting on the glass, passing well and spotting up for jumpshots, even occasionally capable of playing frustration defense on the perimeter and interior with his combination of size and speed. And on others, he just can't be bothered with any of that, save for the jumpshots bit. He's good enough to be desirable, but not good enough to coast.

Markota's minutes are tailored accordingly. Bilbao are a deep team who have underperformed domestically, and inconsistent minutes affect many players on the team, but it's particularly true of Markota. In his 16 Eurocup games this year, Markota's minutes per game have read 21, 19, 24, 26, 5, 32, 20, 41, 1, 4, 23, 25, 5, 14, 19 and 7. He has only one double figure output in that time, a 27 point 7 rebound outburst against Mallet's Turk Telekom. Overall, Markota is averaging 5.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the Eurocup, alongside 4.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the ACB. The numbers belie his talent.

Also on that Bilbao team is former UCLA and Celtics big man, Jerome Moiso, whose whole career has been plagued by the same problems with consistency and apathy. You can see what Bilbao did there; by acquiring both, they've hedged their bets. If only one of the two brings it on any night, they can just play that guy next to Marko Banic and have a strong front court. I'm pretty sure that this strategy of signing multiple apathetic talents is riddled with the stench of genius. It's killing one stone with two birds.

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