NBA Basketball

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Nikola Vucevic
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16.9 7.8 2.9
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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Nov. 23 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET5:47 GMT13:47 10:47 PM MST12:47 AM EST9:47 UAE06:470:47 ET11:47 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 11 points Wednesday on 5-of-13 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-118. Vucevic grabbed 14 rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 33:34 of playing time. He added one block. Vucevic went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Vucevic has rediscovered his ability to clean the glass, as he's averaged 9.8 boards while posting three double-doubles over Orlando's last four games. The 7-footer's 7.8 rebounds per game are still his lowest in his six seasons with the Magic, but he's certainly eligible to improve on that mark.
Nov. 21 7:19 AM PT8:19 AM MT9:19 AM CT10:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE16:1910:19 ET9:19 AM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points Monday on 11-of-19 shooting as the Orlando Magic lost to the Indiana Pacers 105-97. Vucevic grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 28:57 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Vucevic went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Vucevic had struggled in his previous four games, averaging just 11.8 points and shooting 40.4 percent.
Nov. 18 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST7:20 UAE (+1)04:2022:20 ET9:20 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored eight points Saturday as the Orlando Magic lost to the Utah Jazz 125-85. Vucevic pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 23:51 of playing time. He added two blocks and three steals.
Analysis: The seven-foot Vucevic went 2 of 3 from 3-point range but managed to miss 7 of 8 from inside the arc.
Nov. 16 7:27 AM PT8:27 AM MT9:27 AM CT10:27 AM ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST19:27 UAE16:2710:27 ET9:27 AM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 11 points Wednesday, going 5 of 11 from the field, as the Orlando Magic fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 99-94. Vucevic pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -9 in his 31:07 of playing time. Vucevic went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Nov. 14 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET6:23 GMT14:23 11:23 PM MST1:23 AM EST10:23 UAE07:231:23 ET12:23 AM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points Monday on 7-of-13 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Golden State Warriors 110-100. Vucevic grabbed five rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 26:45 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Vucevic went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: After averaging a modest 11.3 points through Orlando's first three November games, Vucevic has stepped it up to 17.8 during a four-game surge in which he's 8 of 20 from behind the 3-point line. His rebounding numbers have been a bit down this month, though, as he's averaging 5.9 over those seven contests.
Nov. 12 11:43 PM PT12:43 AM MT1:43 AM CT2:43 AM ET7:43 GMT15:43 12:43 AM MST2:43 AM EST11:43 UAE08:432:43 ET1:43 AM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored eight points Saturday on 4-of-12 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Denver Nuggets 125-107. Vucevic grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -18 in his 23:54 on the floor.
Analysis: Vucevic was a terror during the season's opening week, but he's been pretty ordinary thus far in November. The Orlando big man is averaging a respectable but unspectacular 14.2 points and six rebounds in six games this month, and he's managed a paltry two blocks over his last eight contests.
Nov. 10 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET4:31 GMT12:31 9:31 PM MST11:31 PM EST8:31 UAE05:3123:31 ET10:31 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points Friday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Orlando Magic defeated the Phoenix Suns 128-112. Vucevic pulled down seven rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +16 in his 26:25 on the floor. He added one block. Vucevic went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Vucevic is still lacking a bit in the rebounding department but has totaled 43 points on 15-of-29 shooting - including 6 for 12 from deep - with four steals in his last two games. Vucevic is averaging 7.7 rebounds after he grabbed 10.4 last season.
Nov. 8 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST7:20 UAE (+1)04:2022:20 ET9:20 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points Wednesday on 9-of-16 shooting as the Orlando Magic defeated the New York Knicks 112-99. Vucevic pulled down five rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +16 in his 32:34 of playing time. He added one block and four steals. Vucevic went 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Vucevic had his most points since his 41-point effort in the second game of the season. Up next for the Magic is a trip to Phoenix on Friday to face a Suns team which regularly allows its opponents to score at will.
Nov. 5 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST6:34 UAE (+1)03:3421:34 ET8:34 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 13 points Sunday, going 6 of 15 from the field, as the Orlando Magic fell to the Boston Celtics 104-88. Vucevic pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out a season-high seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 32:26 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Vucevic went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Vucevic came within three assists of his first career triple-double.
Nov. 3 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET0:47 GMT8:47 5:47 PM MST7:47 PM EST4:47 UAE (+1)01:4720:47 ET6:47 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 14 points Friday, going 6 of 11 from the field, as the Orlando Magic fell to the Chicago Bulls 105-83. Vucevic pulled down three rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -11 in his 28:44 on the floor. He added one steal. Vucevic went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Vucevic had a season-high five turnovers and has racked up nine giveaways in the last two games after totaling 10 in his first seven contests.
Nov. 2 6:07 AM PT7:07 AM MT8:07 AM CT9:07 AM ET13:07 GMT21:07 6:07 AM MST8:07 AM EST17:07 UAE14:079:07 ET7:07 AM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored seven points Wednesday, going 3 of 11 from the field, as the Orlando Magic topped the Memphis Grizzlies 101-99. Vucevic pulled down five rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +9 in his 31:47 of playing time. He added one steal. Vucevic went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Vucevic had his issues dealing with Marc Gasol inside, struggling offensively and committing four turnovers after having just 10 in his first seven games.
Oct. 31 6:40 AM PT7:40 AM MT8:40 AM CT9:40 AM ET13:40 GMT21:40 6:40 AM MST8:40 AM EST17:40 UAE14:409:40 ET7:40 AM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points Monday, going 9 of 17 from the field, as the Orlando Magic topped the New Orleans Pelicans 115-99. Vucevic grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 32:49 of playing time. Vucevic went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Vucevic is always an injury concern, but right now he look great. He's averaging 20.7 points and 8.9 rebounds through seven games.
Oct. 29 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST5:08 UAE (+1)02:0821:08 ET7:08 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 15 points Sunday on 6-of-17 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Charlotte Hornets 120-113. Vucevic pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -13 in his 32:43 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Vucevic went 2 of 8 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Vucevic notched his third double-double of the season and matched a career high with eight 3-point attempts, both coming this season. Vucevic was a double-double machine last season with 38 so those should be coming fairly frequently from here on out.
Oct. 27 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)04:2422:24 ET9:24 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 15 points Friday on 6-of-9 shooting as the Orlando Magic defeated the San Antonio Spurs 114-87. Vucevic grabbed two rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +17 in his 22:56 on the floor. He added two blocks. Vucevic went 3 of 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Vucevic had a limited workload Friday as the Magic led by 27 at the half and the starters rested the entire fourth quarter.
Oct. 24 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)05:3823:38 ET10:38 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 12 points Tuesday on 6-of-17 shooting as the Orlando Magic topped the Brooklyn Nets 125-121. Vucevic grabbed nine rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +16 in his 31:51 of playing time. He added three blocks. Vucevic struggled from 3-point range, coming up empty on all five of his attempts.
Analysis: Vucevic, who had been the Magic's most consistent player in their first three games, got off to a slow start. He was 3 for 10 from the field and 0 for 3 from 3-point range to finish the first half with just six points.
Oct. 21 7:58 PM PT8:58 PM MT9:58 PM CT10:58 PM ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST6:58 UAE (+1)04:5822:58 ET9:58 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 23 points Saturday, going 11 of 16 from the field, as the Orlando Magic topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-93. Vucevic pulled down seven rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +28 in his 28:12 of playing time. He added three blocks and one steal. Vucevic went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Vucevic scored a career-high 41 on Friday in Brooklyn. He's averaging 27.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in the first three games while shooting 68 percent overall (34 of 50) and 7 of 14 from deep.
Oct. 20 8:06 PM PT9:06 PM MT10:06 PM CT11:06 PM ET3:06 GMT11:06 8:06 PM MST10:06 PM EST7:06 UAE (+1)05:0623:06 ET10:06 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 41 points Friday on 17-of-22 shooting as the Orlando Magic lost to the Brooklyn Nets 126-121. Vucevic grabbed 12 rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +15 in his 35:13 on the floor. Vucevic went 6 of 8 from behind the arc.
Analysis: This was a surprising career-best scoring effort for Vucevic. He's totaled 60 points and 25 rebounds in two games. If he's going to start knocking down 3-pointers, Vucevic could be a extremely enticing fantasy option.
Oct. 18 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST5:32 UAE (+1)03:3221:32 ET8:32 PM CTNaN:� - Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points Wednesday on 6-of-12 shooting as the Orlando Magic topped the Miami Heat 116-109. Vucevic grabbed 13 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 31:37 of playing time. He added two blocks and two steals.
Analysis: The veteran center has been a productive player for years, and this year will be no different. However, he's coming off his lowest scoring season (14.6 points per game) since 2013-14.

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