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Nikola Vucevic

26-Year-Old       Orlando Magic

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

30.0

REB

12.5

AST

2.0

STL

1.0

BLK

1.0

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Vucevic continues to be one of the better, and increasing rare, ďpureĒ centers in the NBA -- still working largely off post ups and mid-range jumpers. For example, he took 203 hook shots last season, making them at an efficient 55.2 percent clip. He also fired off 611 jump s...

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HT: 7' 0"   WT: 260 lbs   DOB: 10/24/1990  College: USC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #16 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nikola Vucevic Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $53 million contract extension with the Magic in October of 2014.

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Vucevic finished with 41 points (17-22 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds and three assists across 35 minutes during Friday's 126-121 loss to the Nets.

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Nikola Vucevic NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 PHI 51 15.9 5.5 4.8 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.1 45.0 52.9 0.6 1.7 3.1 0.2 37.5 2.6 5.7 0.4 0.7
2012-13 21 ORL 77 33.2 13.1 11.9 1.9 0.8 1.0 0.0 51.9 68.3 1.8 3.5 8.4 0.0 0.0 6.0 11.5 1.1 1.6
2013-14 22 ORL 57 31.8 14.2 11.0 1.8 1.1 0.8 0.0 50.7 76.6 2.0 3.2 7.7 0.0 0.0 6.2 12.2 1.8 2.4
2014-15 23 ORL 74 34.2 19.3 10.9 2.0 0.7 0.7 0.0 52.3 75.2 2.0 3.2 7.7 0.1 33.3 8.5 16.3 2.2 2.9
2015-16 24 ORL 65 31.3 18.2 8.9 2.8 0.8 1.1 0.0 51.0 75.3 1.9 2.7 6.2 0.1 22.2 8.2 16.1 1.7 2.3
2016-17 25 ORL 75 28.8 14.6 10.4 2.8 1.0 1.0 0.3 46.8 66.9 1.6 2.3 8.0 1.0 30.7 6.4 13.7 1.4 2.1
2017-18 26 ORL 2 33.5 30.0 12.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 67.6 80.0 2.5 1.5 11.0 5.5 54.5 11.5 17.0 4.0 5.0
Rest Of Season Projections 26 ORL 79 27.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Nikola Vucevic
2017-18 Projections 26 ORL 75 28.8 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nikola Vucevic

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nikola Vucevic NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 33.5 30.0 12.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 67.6 80.0 2.5 1.5 11.0 5.5 54.5 11.5 17.0 4.0 5.0
Last 14 Days 2 33.5 30.0 12.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 67.6 80.0 2.5 1.5 11.0 5.5 54.5 11.5 17.0 4.0 5.0
Last 30 Days 2 33.5 30.0 12.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 67.6 80.0 2.5 1.5 11.0 5.5 54.5 11.5 17.0 4.0 5.0

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Nikola Vucevic
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Oct 20 @BKN 126-121 35 41 12 3 0 0 4 17 22 1 2 6 8 1 11 5
Oct 18 MIA 116-109 32 19 13 1 2 2 1 6 12 7 8 0 3 2 11 1
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Nikola Vucevic – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Center

1.  Nikola Vucevic

2.  Bismack Biyombo

3.  Marreese Speights

4.  Jonathan Isaac

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True Shooting Percentage

78.1%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Nikola Vucevic has a true shooting percentage of 78.1%.

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Nikola Vucevic NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 PHI 51 36.0 12.5 10.9 1.4 0.9 1.5 0.1 45.0 52.9 1.5 3.9 7.0 0.4 37.5 5.8 12.9 0.8 1.5
2012-13 21 ORL 77 36.0 14.2 12.9 2.0 0.9 1.1 0.0 51.9 68.3 2.0 3.8 9.1 0.0 0.0 6.5 12.5 1.2 1.8
2013-14 22 ORL 57 36.0 16.1 12.4 2.1 1.2 0.9 0.0 50.7 76.6 2.2 3.7 8.8 0.0 0.0 7.0 13.8 2.1 2.7
2014-15 23 ORL 74 36.0 20.3 11.5 2.1 0.8 0.8 0.0 52.3 75.2 2.1 3.4 8.1 0.1 33.3 9.0 17.2 2.3 3.1
2015-16 24 ORL 65 36.0 20.9 10.2 3.2 0.9 1.2 0.0 51.0 75.3 2.2 3.1 7.1 0.2 22.2 9.4 18.5 2.0 2.7
2016-17 25 ORL 75 36.0 18.2 13.0 3.5 1.3 1.2 0.4 46.8 66.9 1.9 2.9 10.0 1.2 30.7 8.0 17.2 1.8 2.7
2017-18 26 ORL 2 36.0 32.2 13.4 2.1 1.1 1.1 3.2 67.6 80.0 2.7 1.6 11.8 5.9 54.5 12.4 18.3 4.3 5.4
Rest Of Season Projections 26 ORL 79 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Nikola Vucevic
2017-18 Projections 26 ORL 75 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nikola Vucevic

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Nikola Vucevic NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 PHI 51 812 283 246 31 20 34 3 45.0 52.9 33 88 158 8 37.5 131 291 18 34
2012-13 21 ORL 77 2559 1008 917 143 61 79 0 51.9 68.3 141 273 644 3 0.0 461 889 86 126
2013-14 22 ORL 57 1812 811 626 104 60 47 0 50.7 76.6 112 185 441 0 0.0 353 696 105 137
2014-15 23 ORL 74 2529 1428 810 147 54 54 2 52.3 75.2 148 238 572 6 33.3 631 1206 164 218
2015-16 24 ORL 65 2037 1181 576 179 53 70 2 51.0 75.3 123 174 402 9 22.2 533 1046 113 150
2016-17 25 ORL 75 2163 1096 779 208 76 74 23 46.8 66.9 117 176 603 75 30.7 483 1031 107 160
2017-18 26 ORL 2 67 60 25 4 2 2 6 67.6 80.0 5 3 22 11 54.5 23 34 8 10
Rest Of Season Projections 26 ORL 79 2138 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Nikola Vucevic
2017-18 Projections 26 ORL 75 2160 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nikola Vucevic

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Nikola Vucevic NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2011-12 20 PHI 51 15.9 46.2 45.5 8.4 8.9 0.9 7.9
2012-13 21 ORL 77 33.2 53.4 51.9 11.6 11.5 1.0 20.8
2013-14 22 ORL 57 31.8 53.6 50.7 10.7 11.5 0.9 20.4
2014-15 23 ORL 74 34.2 54.8 52.4 9.2 9.3 1.0 23.2
2015-16 24 ORL 65 31.3 53.1 51.1 12.7 8.7 1.5 21.3
2016-17 25 ORL 75 28.8 49.8 48.0 14.6 8.2 1.8 20.2
2017-18 26 ORL 2 33.5 78.1 76.5 8.4 10.5 0.8 37.5
Rest Of Season Projections 26 ORL 79 27.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Nikola Vucevic
2017-18 Projections 26 ORL 75 28.8 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nikola Vucevic

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nikola Vucevic: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vucevic recorded 19 points (6-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 13 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist across 32 minutes during Wednesday's 116-109 win over the Heat.

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Vucevic (rest) will start during Friday's preseason finale against the Cavaliers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Vucevic will sit out Tuesday's preseason game against the Spurs for rest, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Vucevic is being encouraged to expand his shooting range and take more three-pointers during the upcoming season, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. According to coach Frank Vogel, "We've been trying to push the envelope to just give him the green light and teach him to find ways to make it a weapon more than once a game."

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Vucevic supplied 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), one assist, one rebound and one block across 14 minutes during Thursday's 112-89 win over the Mavericks.

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Vucevic scored 18 points (8-15 FG, 2-2 3Pt) and added 11 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 113-109 win over the Pistons.

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Vucevic posted 14 points (6-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one block during 27 minutes of action in Monday's 122-75 loss to the Bulls.

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Vucevic scored 18 points (9-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and added 12 rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 34 minutes during Thursday's 115-107 win over the Nets.

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Vucevic scored 27 points (13-20 FG, 1-2 3Pt) while adding 11 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 32 minutes during Saturday's 121-111 loss to the Nets.

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Vucevic recorded 14 points (6-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and one steal across 30 minutes of action in Wednesday's 109-102 loss to the Hornets.

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Vucevic (Achilles) scored 26 points (10-23 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT) with 13 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 36 minutes in Monday's 112-109 overtime win over the 76ers.

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Vucevic (Achilles) will get the start Monday against the Sixers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Vucevic missed a combined 17 games a season ago due to knee, groin and leg injuries, but when active, he remained one of the more productive fantasy centers around. Though he saw his numbers dip in most areas with coach Scott Skiles limiting his playing time a little more compared to the year before, Vucevic still pumped out averages of 18.2 points (on 51.0% shooting), 8.9 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.1 blocks and 0.8 steals in 31.1 minutes per game. For all the great work he did in shouldering the offense, Vucevic remains a below-average defender, with his decline as a rebounder and shot blocker in particular making him a liability on that end. Those flaws in Vucevicís game evidently rankled the organization, as the team put significant resources into improving their defensive effort in the frontcourt during the offseason by trading for Serge Ibaka and signing Bismack Biyombo. Both players are long, fleet-footed shot blockers who fit the mold of what new coach Frank Vogel is looking for defensively from his big men, while Vucevic is in the antithesis of that. As such, thereís some uncertainty heading into the upcoming season whether Vucevic will be able to hold off Biyombo for the starting center job, much less remain with the Magic for the entire year. Considering Biyombo was signed to a four-year, $72 million deal, it seems likely that, if not traded, Vucevic will at the very least cede plenty of court time to Biyombo, which would result in a stark downgrade in his fantasy value. Vucevic might still be capable of approaching double-double production even in a reduced role, but donít invest in him with the expectation that heíll be able to replicate last yearís numbers.

2015-16

Narrowly missing an All-Star berth, Vucevic turned in the best season of his career after signing a four-year extension last summer. In a career-high 34 minutes per game over 74 contests, Vucevic averaged 19.3 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks while shooting 52 percent from the field and 75 percent from the foul line. He was one of 17 players to shoot at least 50 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line last season. The 24-year-old Montenegrin remained a prolific and rabid mid-range shooter, hoisting 460 shots from that zone, and an incredible rebounder, recording 45 double-doubles, fifth most in the NBA. Vucevic continued to struggle on defense, allowing opponents to convert 54 percent of their shots at the rim, the catalyst behind former interim coach James Borrego slotting Dewayne Dedmon into the starting lineup. His free-throw rate declined because of his propensity to hoist from mid-range and ineptitude at establishing post position on offense. The Magic welcome experienced head coach Scott Skiles to the sidelines this season, and Vucevic has proven he's the optimal choice at starting center.

2014-15

Nikola Vucevic is entering his fourth NBA season. The 24-year-old center averaged 14.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 32 minutes over the course of 57 games last season. Vucevic shot 50 percent from the field on 12.2 attempts per game and 77 percent from the free-throw line on 2.4 attempts per game. Playing two fewer minutes per game, his stats across the board showed little statistical improvement, with the exception of an eight percent increase in free-throw shooting, becoming one of fifteen centers to shoot better than 50 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line last season. Vucevic cemented his reputation as a prolific rebounder, possessing the 10th best rebounding rate last season (27.6 percent) and finishing eighth in rebounds per game. His 36 double-doubles in only 57 games left him tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference, with Nikola Pekovic recording the next most double-doubles (23) for those with fewer than 60 games played (54). Vucevic is close to automatic outside of 16 feet (44 percent mid-range), a three percent improvement from his previous season. The one flaw in his game remains his defense, where he allowed opponents to shoot 56 percent at the rim, manifesting itself into a mediocre block rate.

2013-14

Vucevic was one of the true breakout fantasy options last season. After playing a limited role in Philly as a rookie, Vucevic was sent to Orlando as part of a seemingly under-whelming package in the three-team Dwight Howard trade. A rebuilding Magic squad wasted no time making Vucevic a significant part of the rotation, enlisting him as the team's starting center from Day 1. The 22-year-old big man responded with averages of 13.1 points, 11.9 rebounds and 1.0 block in 33 minutes per game. He showed marked improvements in his shooting efficiency (52 percent from the floor, 68 percent from the line) during his sophomore campaign, and given his 75-percent shooting clip from the charity stripe during his collegiate career, there's still some room for growth. He's a double-double machine with a polished low-post game and decent jump shot and should continue to thrive as one of Orlando's new building blocks.

2012-13

The 16th overall pick in the 2011 draft put together a decent but under-the-radar rookie season for the Sixers last year. He finished with averages of 5.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in just 16 minutes per game. Those numbers donít jump out of the box score, but his per-36 minute averages of 12.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks do hint at his potential. And that potential could be realized as soon as this season thanks to an offseason trade to the Magic. As part of the Dwight Howard deal, Vucevic lands on a rebuilding Magic team that will be desperate for production in the low post. He has great size (7-0, 260) while also possessing a strong face-up jumper and a decent feel around the basket. Like many young players, Vucevic still needs to work on his efficiency, as he shot just 45 percent from the floor and 52.9 percent from the free-throw line. At 22, Vucevic will probably need a couple of years to reach his full potential, but heíll have plenty of opportunities to earn a significant role in Orlando. Donít forget his name when targeting breakout candidates for your fantasy frontcourt.

2011-12

The first-round draft pick (16th overall) will have an opportunity to play some significant minutes at center. Coach Doug Collins has mentioned that he expects Vucevic to get about 15 minutes per game, but if Spencer Hawes continues to struggle with his inconsistency, Vucevic could capitalize on the opportunity to earn more floor time. Collins likes his mobility, his feel around the post, and his strong jump shot. He could provide fantasy value in deeper leagues.