Žarko Čabarkapa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Žarko Čabarkapa
Zarko Cabarkapa.jpg
Čabarkapa in 2005.
Personal information
Born (1981-05-21) May 21, 1981 (age 36)
Zrenjanin, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Montenegrin / Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1997–2009
Position Power forward
Number 6, 11, 15
Career history
1997–2001 Beopetrol
2001–2003 Budućnost Podgorica
20032005 Phoenix Suns
20052006 Golden State Warriors
2009 Budućnost Podgorica

Žarko Čabarkapa (Serbian Cyrillic: Жарко Чабаркапа; pronounced [ʒǎːrkɔ̝ tʃabǎrkapa]; born May 21, 1981) is a retired Montenegrin professional basketball player who played at the power forward position.

Career[edit]

Čabarkapa was born in Zrenjanin, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia.

He played for KK Beopetrol and KK Budućnost Podgorica (on a team with fellow NBA player Aleksandar Pavlović) in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. When playing there, he averaged 8.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Čabarkapa was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (17th overall) in the 2003 NBA Draft. He moved to the United States, but in his rookie season he was injured, and this limited him to only 49 games that season. In 2005, the Suns traded him to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for two second-round draft picks. With the Warriors, he played in 37 games in 2004–05, and 61 games in 2005–06. He had problems with a back injury, and his contract with the Warriors ended in 2006.

After leaving the NBA in 2006, Čabarkapa stopped playing competitive basketball at the age of 25, as he recuperated from injuries.

In late November 2008, it was announced that he joined his old club KK Budućnost Podgorica, but only in practices, as he looked to get himself back into competitive shape.

On January 16, 2009, Čabarkapa signed with KK Budućnost Podgorica. Two days later, on January 18, he played his first competitive game in more than two years, appearing for 4 minutes in the Adriatic League clash at home versus KK Cibona. He recorded 2 points, no rebounds, and no assists.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]