Mario Hezonja
Mario Hezonja
Mario Hezonja
Mario Hezonja
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2017–18 NBA Stats
2018–19 NBA Projections
PTS
9.6
REB
3.7
AST
1.4
STL
1.1
BLK
0.4
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REB
AST
STL
BLK
2017–18 Fantasy Outlook
After being selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Hezonja has been a huge disappoint for the Magic. In the 2016-17 season specifically, Hezonja actually saw his playing time fall from 17.8 minutes to just 14.8, which translated to averages of 4.9 point... read more
After being selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Hezonja has been a huge disappoint for the Magic. In the 2016-17 season specifically, Hezonja actually saw his playing time fall from 17.8 minutes to just 14.8, which translated to averages of 4.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist. The shooting guard shot a meager 29.9 percent from the three-point line, which is well below average for a player of his position. He ultimately lost the trust of coach Frank Vogel and fell into a deep reserve role on the wing. That certainly won't be helped during the upcoming campaign with the addition of first-round pick Jonathan Issac and free agent pick-up Jonathon Simmons. Look for Hezonja's role to remain unchanged and potentially even fall once again, unless he puts together a strong training camp. That should keep him off the Fantasy radar in the majority of formats.
HT: 6'8"    WT: 218 lbs.    DOB: 2/25/1995    College: Croatia    Drafted: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 2015Show Contract
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Mario Hezonja Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $6.5 million contract with the Knicks in July of 2018.
Heading to New York
GNew York Knicks
July 1, 2018
Hezonja agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million contract with the Knicks on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Mario Hezonja 2017–18 NBA Game Log
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Mario Hezonja 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#2 Power Forward
#3 Small Forward, #3 Shooting Guard
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  1. Mario Hezonja 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Mario Hezonja 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Hezonja was coveted by many teams heading into the 2015 NBA Draft after showcasing a bundle of athleticism and three-point shooting ability while playing for Spanish club FC Barcelona, but it was the Magic who were able to reel him in with the fifth overall pick. As a rookie, the 21-year-old from Croatia was a rotation player from Day 1 under former Magic coach Scott Skiles, but was brought along slowly, earning increased playing time in each successive month of the season. He concluded the year with three double-digit scoring performances in a row, capping off his first-year campaign with averages of 6.1 points (on 43.3% shooting), 2.2 boards, 1.4 assists and 0.8 three-pointers in 17.9 minutes per game. While Hezonja exhibited flashes of being a viable starter down the road and seemed to gain confidence as the season wore on, consistency was a problem for him, which is often the case for many young players. The upcoming campaign should prove more revelatory for Hezonja, as the Magic will be counting on him to turn more of his potential into actual production that can help the team win. With few competent three-point shooters on the Magic roster beyond Evan Fournier, Hezonja could settle in as the sixth or seventh man for new coach Frank Vogel. Hezonja’s draft pedigree and the expectation that he’ll tap into some more of his considerable upside will make him a decent dart late in fantasy drafts.
  3. Mario Hezonja 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Hezonja became the highest-drafted Croatian player when the Magic selected him fifth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. In the week leading up to the draft, Hezonja completed his best season with FC Barcelona in the Euroleague. Over 66 international contests, he provided 5.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers in 15 minutes per game last year. Heralded as a knockdown shooter, Hezonja converted 39 percent of his three-pointers on the shortened international three-point line, nearly two feet closer from above the break. He struggled with the NBA line during summer league, connecting on 4-of-14 tries over two games. Hezonja also showed an ability to get to the basket and stick his man on defense. Aside from adjusting to the extended arc, the 20-year-old forward offers the Magic elite athleticism and extreme cockiness, two attributes that escape the stat sheet. Hezonja doesn't project as a starter for two reasons: the Magic are stacked with young, talented wings, and new Magic coach Scott Skiles possesses a track record of minimizing rookie responsibility. He'll compete with fellow international teammate Evan Fournier for playing time off the bench.
Mario Hezonja News Updates
Scores 15 points in finale
GOrlando Magic
April 12, 2018
Hezonja scored 15 points (3-9 FG, 3-5 3PT, 6-7 FT) to go with eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and five turnovers in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 101-92 win against Washington.
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Puts up 14 points in loss
GOrlando Magic
April 8, 2018
Hezonja produced 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, three rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's 112-101 loss to the Raptors.
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Effective all-around game Wednesday
GOrlando Magic
April 4, 2018
Hezonja totaled 12 points (5-14 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals across 35 minutes during a 105-100 win over the Mavericks on Wednesday.
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Starting Tuesday
GOrlando Magic
April 3, 2018
Hezonja will start at small forward for Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks.
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