Kosta Perović

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Kosta Perović
Коста Перовић
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No. 14 – Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
Position Center
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1985-02-19) February 19, 1985 (age 30)
Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2002 Beopetrol
2002–2007 Partizan Belgrade
2007–2008 Golden State Warriors
2007–2008 Bakersfield Jam
2008–2010 Valencia
2010–2012 FC Barcelona
2012–2013 Unicaja Málaga
2013–present Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kosta Perović (Serbian: Коста Перовић; born February 19, 1985) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Yenisey Krasnoyarsk of the VTB United League. He also represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally. In the 2006 NBA draft he was a second-round selection of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, with whom he signed on August 3, 2007. A 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) center, Perović was the tallest player taken in the 2006 NBA Draft. His game has been compared to that of Slovenian center Rasho Nesterović.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Europe[edit]

Perović was born in Osijek, SR Croatia, in the former Yugoslavia. He played basketball professionally for Partizan Belgrade at the time of his being drafted by the Golden State Warriors.

After being drafted in 2006, Perović did not immediately come to the NBA. Rather, he played the 2006–07 season in the Serbian League.

NBA[edit]

On August 3, 2007, Perović was signed to a two-year contract worth about US $3.5 million with a team option for a third season by Golden State. On November 18, 2007, he was assigned to the NBA D-League after going without an appearance in Golden State's first seven games. He played for the Warriors' affiliate team, the Bakersfield Jam until January 6, 2008, when he was recalled to the Warriors' squad after they waived D. J. Mbenga.

Perović played his first minutes in an NBA game with the Warriors on January 19, 2008 against the Milwaukee Bucks, in which he scored 4 points (on 2 of 2 field goal shooting) and 4 grabbed rebounds (2 offensive), as well as blocking a shot.[2] In 7 games in the NBA, he averaged 1.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

Spanish teams[edit]

After being waived by the Warriors on September 12, 2008,[3][4] Perović reportedly signed a three-year deal worth €3.3 million Euros net income with Pamesa Valencia of the Spanish ACB.[5][6] After a mutual termination of the contract with Pamesa Valencia in June 2010, Perovic signed with FC Barcelona Bàsquet.[7] In the 2009-2010 season, Perovic averaged 8.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

On August 19, 2012, he signed a one-year deal with the Spanish club Unicaja Málaga.[8][9] At the end of the season, Unicaja Málaga waived Perović.[10]

Russia[edit]

In August 2013, Perović signed a one-year deal with Yenisey Krasnoyarsk of Russia.[11] In July 2014, he extended his contract with Yenisey for one more season.[12] In December 2014, he got injured and missed the rest of the season.[13]

Serbian national team[edit]

Perović played for the FR Yugoslavian U16 national team at the 2001 European Championship and won a gold medal. He began his senior national team career at the EuroBasket 2003 when Serbia and Montenegro finished with 6th place. Perović has also been a member of the senior men's Serbian national basketball team. With them he won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2009. In the following year, he was member of team that finished 4th at the World Championship in Turkey. At the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania, where he was capped, Serbia finished 8th.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2002–03 Partizan 12 2 13.2 .444 .000 .786 3.3 .5 .3 .9 4.5 1.2
2003–04 Partizan 9 2 22.0 .491 .000 .533 4.0 1.0 .4 .7 6.9 6.2
2004–05 Partizan 12 9 25.9 .432 .000 .623 4.7 .9 1.3 .9 9.1 9.0
2005–06 Partizan 13 13 26.3 .505 .000 .672 4.4 .4 1.8 .6 10.4 11.2
2006–07 Partizan 20 16 26.3 .500 .000 .718 6.3 1.4 1.2 1.1 10.8 15.2
2010–11 FC Barcelona 17 8 12.4 .610 .000 .694 3.0 .3 .4 .5 5.7 6.8
2011–12 FC Barcelona 20 11 13.2 .531 .000 .786 3.3 .5 .3 .9 4.5 6.6
2012–13 Unicaja Málaga 21 2 9.3 .439 .000 .731 2.2 .2 .2 .2 3.3 4.6
Career 124 63 17.5 .495 .000 .683 3.7 .6 .7 .7 6.5 7.8

NBA[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Golden State 7 0 5.4 .300 .000 .667 1.9 .1 .0 .3 1.4
Career 7 0 5.4 .300 .000 .667 1.9 .1 .0 .3 1.4

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