Vladimir Radmanović

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Vladimir Radmanović
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Radmanović with the Warriors in 2011
Personal information
Born (1980-11-19) November 19, 1980 (age 34)
Trebinje, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 1997–2013
Position Power forward / Small forward
Number 7, 77, 10
Career history
1997–2001 Crvena zvezda (Serbia)
2001 FMP (Serbia)
20012006 Seattle SuperSonics
2006 Los Angeles Clippers
20062009 Los Angeles Lakers
2009 Charlotte Bobcats
20092011 Golden State Warriors
2011–2012 Atlanta Hawks
2012–2013 Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 5,879 (8.0 ppg)
Rebounds 2,784 (3.8 rpg)
Assists 998 (1.4 apg)

Vladimir Radmanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Радмановић; born November 19, 1980) is a former Serbian professional basketball player who last played for the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] He has also played for the Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Bobcats, and Atlanta Hawks.

Radmanović has represented the Yugoslavian national basketball team and the Serbia and Montenegro national basketball team. He earned gold medal at the 2002 FIBA World Championships with Yugoslavia. He also participated at the 2004 Summer Olympics with Serbia and Montenegro.

Pre-NBA[edit]

Born into the Serbian family of a JNA officer hailing from the Dalmatian coastal town of Zadar in Croatia, Radmanović was born in Trebinje, in the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the former Yugoslavia, where his father Stevan was stationed at the time. He grew up in various locales dictated by the requirements of his father's profession.[1]

Radmanović played basketball for KK Crvena zvezda and KK FMP before entering into the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2001.

NBA career[edit]

Seattle SuperSonics (2001–2006)[edit]

Radmanović was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics as the 12th pick of 2001 NBA Draft. Although consistent throughout his first two seasons, Radmanović became a candidate for the NBA Most Improved Player Award in the 2003–04 season, when he averaged 12 points and 5.3 rebounds per game mostly as a sixth man. He established himself as a deadly three-point shooter, making around 40% of his attempts.

He was integral to the Sonics' success in the 2004–05 season as a sixth man. He averaged 11.8 points per game and 4.6 rebounds, helping the Sonics win their first-round playoff matchup against the Sacramento Kings. On January 26, 2005, he made a career-high 8 three-point field goals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

After the 2004–05 season, Radmanović turned down a six year, $42 million contract offer to re-sign with the Sonics, and instead decided to sign a one-year deal, making him an unrestricted free agent after next season.

He was nicknamed "Broadway Joe" by Supersonics announcer Kevin Calabro, after his resemblance to NFL quarterback Joe Namath.

Los Angeles Clippers (2006)[edit]

After voicing his frustration for not being a starter, on February 14, 2006, Radmanović was traded from the SuperSonics to the Los Angeles Clippers for power forward Chris Wilcox.[2]

The change of venue greatly improved his performance. Radmanović averaged 10.7 ppg, a career-best averages of 5.7 rpg and 2.1 apg, while shooting 41.8% of his three-pointers.

Los Angeles Lakers (2006–2009)[edit]

On July 1, 2006, he agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers for the full mid-level exception over 5 years (at an estimated $31M).[3] Although he was believed to be a lock to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers (he at first accepted their offer at an estimated $31M over five years), he changed his mind after being promised a starting job with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although the Lakers were offering the same amount of money as Clippers, Radmanović was persuaded to join the team by Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Magic Johnson and his good friend, Vlade Divac, who were all convinced his shooting and playing opportunities would greatly increase in the Lakers' triangle offense. Jackson has also called Vladimir a "space cadet" and "my favorite Martian" in reference to his being out of position and taking wild three point shots.[4] He was also referred to as "Vlad Rad."[5] He started all 21 games in the 2007–08 Playoffs for the Lakers, and was high scorer for one game and high rebounder for several games.

Snowboarding injury[edit]

On February 18, 2007, Radmanović told the Lakers that he had separated his shoulder, when he fell on a patch of ice in Park City, Utah the day before, during the weekend of the 2007 NBA All-Star Game and would be out approximately eight weeks.[6]

However, on February 23, 2007, Radmanović revealed that he had actually hurt himself in a fall while snowboarding.[7][8] Radmanović's Lakers contract banned him from taking part in activities that involve significant risk of injury, including skiing and snowboarding.[8] An NBA league source said that voiding the contract would be extremely unlikely, with a suspension or fine more likely.[8] This proved to be true, as he was fined $500,000.

Charlotte Bobcats (2009)[edit]

On February 7, 2009, Radmanović was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for forward Adam Morrison and guard Shannon Brown.[9] Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins said Radmanovic would likely play both small and power forward.[10]

Golden State Warriors (2009–2011)[edit]

On November 16, 2009, Radmanović was traded to the Golden State Warriors along with Raja Bell in exchange for Stephen Jackson and Acie Law.[11]

Atlanta Hawks (2011–2012)[edit]

On December 9, 2011, Radmanović was signed by the Atlanta Hawks.[1] In the Hawks' first game of the season on December 26, 2011, Radmanovic scored 17 points with four steals and five assists in 27 minutes.[12]

Chicago Bulls (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 19, 2012, Radmanović signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bulls.[13]

Retirement (2013)[edit]

In October 2013, Radmanović announced his retirement. After 12 seasons in the NBA as a stretch 4, he shot 37.8 percent from 3 and averaged 8.0 points.[14]

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 61 16 20.2 .412 .420 .681 3.8 1.3 .9 .4 6.7
2002–03 Seattle 72 16 26.5 .410 .355 .706 4.5 1.3 .9 .3 10.1
2003–04 Seattle 77 38 30.1 .425 .371 .748 5.3 1.8 1.0 .5 12.0
2004–05 Seattle 63 0 29.5 .409 .389 .786 4.6 1.4 .9 .5 11.8
2005–06 Seattle 47 16 23.2 .401 .367 .887 4.0 1.5 .7 .3 9.3
2005–06 L.A. Clippers 30 11 29.5 .417 .418 .731 5.7 2.1 1.0 .5 10.7
2006–07 L.A. Lakers 55 15 17.9 .424 .339 .726 3.3 1.2 .5 .3 6.6
2007–08 L.A. Lakers 65 41 22.8 .453 .406 .800 3.3 1.9 .7 .2 8.4
2008–09 L.A. Lakers 46 28 16.8 .444 .441 .852 2.5 .8 .6 .2 5.9
2008–09 Charlotte 32 3 21.1 .401 .357 .645 3.3 1.3 .6 .3 8.3
2009–10 Charlotte 8 0 16.6 .333 .318 .667 3.6 .9 .4 .1 4.9
2009–10 Golden State 33 20 23.0 .385 .267 .762 4.5 1.2 .8 .2 6.6
2010–11 Golden State 74 6 15.8 .431 .405 .882 2.9 1.1 .6 .6 5.1
2011–12 Atlanta 49 3 15.4 .376 .370 .759 2.9 1.1 .4 .3 4.5
2012–13 Chicago 25 0 5.8 .302 .185 .667 1.1 .3 .3 .2 1.3
Career 737 213 21.9 .415 .378 .758 3.8 1.4 .7 .4 8.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002 Seattle 5 2 22.6 .438 .538 1.000 3.6 1.0 .2 .2 7.6
2005 Seattle 6 0 20.3 .371 .238 .500 3.0 .5 .7 .5 5.3
2006 L.A. Clippers 12 2 20.5 .470 .463 .696 4.0 1.1 .6 .5 8.1
2008 L.A. Lakers 21 21 22.9 .444 .372 .833 3.8 1.5 .6 .0 8.0
2012 Atlanta 2 0 7.5 .000 .000 .000 .5 .5 .0 .0 .0
2013 Chicago 1 0 10.0 1.000 1.000 .000 .0 1.0 2.0 .0 9.0
Career 47 25 21.0 .440 .396 .735 3.5 1.1 .6 .2 7.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com