Preldžić with Fenerbahçe
|No. 55 – Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul|
|Position||Forward / Guard|
|League||Turkish Basketball League
September 6, 1987 |
Zenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
|Nationality||Bosnian / Slovenian / Turkish|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Career highlights and awards|
Emir Preldžić (born September 6, 1987) is a Turkish professional basketball player who plays for Fenerbahçe Ülker of the Turkish Basketball League. He also represents the Turkish national basketball team. He is 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) tall and he mainly plays the small forward position, but he also has the ability to play as a power forward, shooting guard and point guard.
Preldžić began his career playing with Čelik Zenica youth teams in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He made his pro debut with Čelik Zenica in the Bosnia and Herzegovina League during the 2003–04 season. In the 2004–05 season he played with Triglav Kranj. He then moved to the Adriatic League club Geoplin Slovan for the 2005–06 season.
On 27 January 2011, in Euroleague match against Power Electronics Valencia, he double blocked Rafa Martínez in only one second. He played with 10 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks performance in a victory against Power Electronics Valencia.
On 28 February 2011, official page of the team declared that he signed 3 years contract with the team.
On 20 March 2011, he played with 10 points, 15 rebouns and 10 assist performance against Olin Edirne which he did his first triple double in the team. This triple double is second in Turkish Basketball League history after Mark Dickel played with 16 points, 13 rebouns and 11 assists performance against Galatasaray in 2002-03 season.
In the 2009 NBA Draft, Preldžić was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round, with the 57th draft pick. His draft rights were then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and later to the Washington Wizards in a February 2010 trade that sent Antawn Jamison from Washington to Cleveland. On July 17, 2014, the Dallas Mavericks acquired Preldžić's rights from the Wizards in a sign-and-trade deal for DeJuan Blair.
Euroleague career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Slovenian national team
Turkish national team
Through 2011, the Bosnian media speculated that Preldžić may play for the Bosnian national basketball team because of his birthplace Zenica, city in modern Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, on July 6, 2011, the Turkish Basketball Federation announced Preldžić's name in its official nominated squad for the EuroBasket 2011 held in Lithuania. Preldžić decided to change national team using the FIBA regulation on Eligibility and National Status of Players (Chapter I.22).
He was later selected to the Turkish national team's Eurobasket 2011 roster by head coach Orhun Ene. On 5 September 2011 in EuroBasket 2011 group match against Spain, he played with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal performance in a victory. Over the tournament, he averaged 10.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
- Preldzic passed medical test
- Emir blocked twice in a second
- Turkish Cup final
- 3 more years with Emir Preldzic
- Olin Edirne 78 - Fenerbahçe Ülker 83
- First Triple Double
- Emir Preldzic won the first week's MVP award
- "Cavaliers Acquire the Rights to Emir Preldzic". NBA.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "Wizards Acquire Ilgauskas, Thornton and First-Round Pick In Three-Team Deal". NBA.com. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "Wizards Acquire DeJuan Blair". NBA.com. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
- "Mavs send DeJuan Blair to Wizards". ESPN.com. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
- "Preldžić ipak igra za BiH?". radiosarajevo.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "Preldžić u Litvaniji igra u dresu Turske". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "Chapter I.22 - Eligibility and National Status of Players" (pdf). fiba.com. p. 9. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "Emir Preldzic Profile". eurobasket2011.com. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "Spain-Turkey game report". eurobasket2011.com. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "TURKEY ANNOUNCE AMBITIOUS SQUAD". eurobasket2013. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "EMIR PRELDZIC PROFILE". eurobasket2013.org. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- Euroleague.net Profile
- NBA.com Profile
- Basketpedya.com Profile
- Draftexpress.com Profile
- TBLStat.net Profile
- Profile at Fenerbahce.org