NBA Basketball

Nikola Vucevic
13.9 10.0 2.8
Team: OrlandoHeight: 7-0 Born: 10/24/1990
Position: F-CWeight: 260 Birthplace: Morges, Switzerland
College: USCDraft: 1st Round 16th pick by 76ers (2011)

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Feb. 15 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST6:10 UAE (+1)03:1021:10 ET8:10 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio, his fourth double-double in five game.
Analysis: The center has been one recent bright spot for the fading Magic, as he's averaged 13.4 points and 13.4 rebounds over that five-game stretch. With Orlando trading away Serge Ibaka on Tuesday, Vucevic could see an increase in touches following the All-Star break.
Feb. 13 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST7:08 UAE (+1)04:0822:08 ET9:08 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic finished with 13 points and 17 rebounds on Monday for Orlando, which swept two games in Miami for the first time since 2007-08.
Analysis: Vucevic is averaging 14.3 rebounds over his last four games, but he's shot just 5 for 19 over the past two.
Feb. 12 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST20:48 UAE17:4811:48 ET10:48 AM CTNaN:� - Vucevic grabbed 10 rebounds but managed just three points in the Magic's 112-80 loss at Dallas on Saturday.
Analysis: The normally dependable center had posted double-doubles in back-to-back games prior to Saturday's disappointing total. Vucevic has still put up pretty solid numbers lately, averaging 14.6 points, 11 boards and 3.5 assists over his last eight outings.
Feb. 9 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic added 21 points and 11 rebounds in the Magic's third straight loss on Thursday.
Analysis: Vucevic has totaled 35 points and 30 rebounds in his last two games.
Feb. 3 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET2:04 GMT10:04 7:04 PM MST9:04 PM EST6:04 UAE (+1)03:0421:04 ET8:04 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had 18 points Friday against Toronto.
Analysis: He's picked up his scoring of late with 17.5 points in the last six games.
Feb. 1 6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 PM MST9:40 PM EST6:40 UAE (+1)03:4021:40 ET8:40 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic recorded his third straight double-double Wednesday against the Pacers.
Analysis: He's averaging 17.7 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists over that span.
Jan. 30 7:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST19:51 UAE16:5110:51 ET9:51 AM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had one of his best all-around games of the season in Sunday's win at Toronto with 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and a season-best four blocks.
Analysis: It was the 7-footer's first double-digit rebounding effort in eight games. He even hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range after failing to hit one in six straight games.
Jan. 24 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET1:51 GMT9:51 6:51 PM MST8:51 PM EST5:51 UAE (+1)02:5120:51 ET7:51 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had 20 points and eight rebounds Tuesday against Chicago.
Analysis: He's averaging 16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting 54.8 percent over the last nine games.
Jan. 14 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST19:42 UAE16:4210:42 ET9:42 AM CTNaN:� - Vucevic dominated the Blazers again Friday, scoring a season-high 30 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Magic's 115-119 victory.
Analysis: Vucevic has averaged 23.9 points and 12.4 boards in seven career games against the Blazers, and Orlando faces them again Feb. 23. The 7-footer has recorded 19 double-doubles, doing so in both games since he rejoined the starting lineup.
Jan. 8 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET4:11 GMT12:11 9:11 PM MST11:11 PM EST8:11 UAE05:1123:11 ET10:11 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic finished with 19 points in Orlando's loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Analysis: Vucevic started the first 16 games of the season, averaging 11.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 27.6 minutes per game while shooting 43.7 percent. In his next 19 games off the bench, he's averaged 14.1 points and 9.5 rebounds in 28.7 minutes, shooting 46.5 percent.
Jan. 2 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST20:33 UAE17:3311:33 ET10:33 AM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had 18 points and 11 rebounds Monday.
Analysis: Vucevic, averaging 10.4 boards, ended a string of four straight games without reaching double figures in rebounds. However, he's scored in double figures in all eight games since missing a week with a back issue, averaging 16.3 points in that span.
Dec. 28 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST6:16 UAE (+1)03:1621:16 ET8:16 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had a team-high 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting Wednesday to go with six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Analysis: Vucevic has scored at least 20 points in three of seven games since missing a week for a back problem. However, he's failed to reach double figures in rebounds in four straight despite averaging 10.4, though his steal total Wednesday tied a season high.
Dec. 20 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)04:4322:43 ET9:43 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic racked up 26 points and 12 rebounds in 40 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's double-overtime victory over the Heat.
Analysis: After missing three games with a bad back, Vucevic has averaged 19 points and 10.3 rebounds in three games.
Dec. 10 7:14 AM PT8:14 AM MT9:14 AM CT10:14 AM ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST19:14 UAE16:1410:14 ET9:14 AM CTNaN:� - Vucevic (back) had a big return Friday against the Nets with 21 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in a 118-111 win.
Analysis: Orlando's leading rebounder had missed the past three games with a sore lower back. Clearly a week off did wonders for Vucevic, who played 31 minutes off the bench and topped 20 points for just the fourth time all season.
Dec. 8 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST19:46 UAE16:4610:46 ET9:46 AM CTNaN:� - Vucevic played 22 minutes in Friday's loss to the Hornets despite a corneal abrasion but was limited to seven points on 3-of-10 shooting.
Analysis: It was the first time in 10 games that Vucevic failed to score in double figures. Though his scoring has taken a dip this season, Vucevic is still averaging an impressive 11.0 rebounds despite grabbing just four on Friday.
Dec. 7 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET1:56 GMT9:56 6:56 PM MST8:56 PM EST5:56 UAE (+1)02:5620:56 ET7:56 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had 12 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday.
Analysis: It was his 13th double-double in 23 games this season.
Dec. 5 5:21 AM PT6:21 AM MT7:21 AM CT8:21 AM ET13:21 GMT21:21 6:21 AM MST8:21 AM EST17:21 UAE14:218:21 ET7:21 AM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had 16 points and eight rebounds in Sunday's win over the Pistons.
Analysis: Vucevic fell two rebounds short of his seventh straight double-double. He had a nine-game double-double streak in 2012-13.
Dec. 2 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET1:41 GMT9:41 6:41 PM MST8:41 PM EST5:41 UAE (+1)02:4120:41 ET7:41 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic recorded his sixth straight double-double Friday with 12 points and 11 rebounds while adding five assists.
Analysis: He's averaging 16.2 points and 13 boards over that span and has reached double figures in rebounds in each of the last 10 games.
Nov. 27 5:49 PM PT6:49 PM MT7:49 PM CT8:49 PM ET1:49 GMT9:49 6:49 PM MST8:49 PM EST5:49 UAE (+1)02:4920:49 ET7:49 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had a strong performance in his first game as a reserve this season, tallying 17 points and 16 rebounds Sunday against Milwaukee.
Analysis: Despite the move to the bench, Vucevic's minutes were basically the same as in a starting role so his numbers shouldn't change all that much. He's been outstanding lately, averaging 18.3 points on 54.3 percent shooting and 15.3 boards the last three games.
Nov. 25 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST6:12 UAE (+1)03:1221:12 ET8:12 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had 17 points, a season-high 17 rebounds, three blocks and three steals Friday.
Analysis: He's reached double figures in rebounds in six straight games, averaging 13.2 while scoring 11.7 points per game.
Nov. 23 6:47 PM PT7:47 PM MT8:47 PM CT9:47 PM ET2:47 GMT10:47 7:47 PM MST9:47 PM EST6:47 UAE (+1)03:4721:47 ET8:47 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting and 13 rebounds Wednesday.
Analysis: Vucevic had failed to top 12 points in his previous six games, a span during which he shot 26.4 percent. He's reached double figures in rebounds in five straight games.
Nov. 21 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)04:3822:38 ET9:38 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic grabbed 11 rebounds Monday but was held to eight points on 4-of-12 shooting.
Analysis: Vucevic cracked double figures in rebounds for the fourth straight game but is shooting 26.4 percent from the floor over his last six while averaging 6.7 points.
Nov. 19 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST7:07 UAE (+1)04:0722:07 ET9:07 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had 12 points and 12 rebounds Saturday but shot 5 for 16 from the field.
Analysis: Vucevic posted a second consecutive double-double but is shooting 25 percent (15 of 60) over the last five games. The 7-footer had shot 52.9 percent through his first eight games.
Nov. 14 6:02 PM PT7:02 PM MT8:02 PM CT9:02 PM ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST6:02 UAE (+1)03:0221:02 ET8:02 PM CTNaN:� - In Monday's loss to the Pacers, Vucevic had 12 rebounds but finished with just two points on 1-of-10 shooting.
Analysis: Since scoring 24 against Minnesota on Nov. 9, Vucevic has totaled 10 points on 5-of-32 shooting. At least he's managed to grab 26 boards during his horrific shooting stretch.
Nov. 9 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)04:1822:18 ET9:18 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic led the Magic with 24 points and 14 rebounds, but the Minnesota Timberwolves won their first road game of the season, defeating Orlando 123-107 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Vucevic had only totaled 27 points over his previous three games, but Orlando wisely got him more involved here.
Nov. 7 8:34 AM PT9:34 AM MT10:34 AM CT11:34 AM ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST20:34 UAE17:3411:34 ET10:34 AM CTNaN:� - Vucevic has a sore shoulder.
Analysis: He leads the Magic with 11.5 rebounds per game while ranking third on the team with an average of 12.5 points.
Nov. 1 6:27 PM PT7:27 PM MT8:27 PM CT9:27 PM ET1:27 GMT9:27 6:27 PM MST8:27 PM EST5:27 UAE (+1)02:2721:27 ET7:27 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and four assists while shooting 11 for 16 on Tuesday.
Analysis: He's averaging 14.8 points and 12.8 rebounds in the first four games.
Oct. 28 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET1:19 GMT9:19 6:19 PM MST8:19 PM EST5:19 UAE (+1)03:1921:19 ET8:19 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic shot just 3 for 12 on Friday, but he pulled down 14 rebounds.
Analysis: Vucevic had a big opener with 17 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday.
Oct. 26 5:55 PM PT6:55 PM MT7:55 PM CT8:55 PM ET0:55 GMT8:55 5:55 PM MST7:55 PM EST4:55 UAE (+1)02:5520:55 ET7:55 PM CTNaN:� - Vucevic had a big opener with 17 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's 108-96 loss to the Heat.
Analysis: Vucevic should be a solid option at center again this season after averaging 18.2 points and 8.9 rebounds last season.

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