Predrag Drobnjak

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Predrag Drobnjak
Personal information
Born (1975-10-27) October 27, 1975 (age 39)
Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Nationality Montenegrin
Listed height 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight 122 kg (269 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Pro career 1992–2011
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1992–1998 Partizan
1998–2001 Efes Pilsen
2001–2003 Seattle SuperSonics
2003–2004 Los Angeles Clippers
2004–2005 Atlanta Hawks
2005–2006 Tau Cerámica
2006–2007 Partizan
2007 Akasvayu Girona
2007–2008 Beşiktaş Cola Turka
2008–2009 Efes Pilsen
2009–2010 PAOK
2011 Iraklis
Career highlights and awards

Predrag "Peja" Drobnjak (Cyrillic: Предраг "Пеђа" Дробњак; born October 27, 1975) is a former Montenegrin basketball player. At 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he played at the power forward and center positions. Throughout his nineteen-year career, Drobnjak had also played in the NBA.

Professional career[edit]

Europe[edit]

Drobnjak started his professional career with Partizan in the 1992–93 season. He played six seasons for Partizan, winning three national titles in a row (1995, 1996 and 1997). In his last year with the club, Drobnjak played in the Euroleague Final Four, where they finished fourth after losing in the semi-final to Kinder Bologna, and in the third-place game against Benetton Treviso.

Before the 1998–99 season, Drobnjak signed for Efes Pilsen in Turkey. Drobnjak stayed for the next three seasons with Efes.

NBA[edit]

Drobnjak was a second-round draft choice of the Washington Bullets in the 1997 NBA Draft. During his time in the NBA, Drobnjak played two seasons for the Seattle SuperSonics, one season for the Los Angeles Clippers, and one season for the Atlanta Hawks. In 2004, the Clippers made him available for selection by the Charlotte Bobcats in the expansion draft. After his selection by the Bobcats, Drobnjak was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a 2005 second-round draft pick before playing a game for Charlotte.

Return to Europe[edit]

In July 2005, Drobnjak signed a three-year contract with Tau Cerámica in Spain.[1] However, he was released after only a year, which followed by his signing a one-year contract with his former team Partizan.

Drobnjak returned to Efes Pilsen in the 2008–09 season.[2]

In the 2009–10 season, Drobnjak played in the Greek Basket League with PAOK. In February 2011, Drobnjak signed with Iraklis until the end of the season. However, he decided to retire later that month.[3]

National team[edit]

Drobnjak won gold medals at both 1998 and 2002 FIBA World Championship, and he also won the gold medals at the 2001 FIBA European Championship, while playing with the Yugoslav national team.

After Montenegro's secession from Serbia and Montenegro, Drobnjak decided to represent Montenegro internationally.

NBA 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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Seattle 64 12 18.3 .461 .000 .753 3.4 .8 .3 .5 6.8
2002–03 Seattle 82 69 24.2 .412 .353 .791 3.9 1.0 .6 .5 9.4
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 61 14 15.6 .393 .306 .849 3.2 .6 .4 .4 6.3
2004–05 Atlanta 71 1 20.2 .438 .352 .800 3.4 .7 .6 .3 8.4
Career 278 96 19.9 .425 .340 .799 3.5 .8 .5 .4 7.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Seattle 3 1 12.7 .333 .000 .500 2.7 .7 .3 .0 3.3
Career 3 1 12.7 .333 .000 .500 2.7 .7 .3 .0 3.3

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