Milovan Raković

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Milovan Raković
Free agent
Position Center
Personal information
Born (1985-02-19) 19 February 1985 (age 31)
Užice, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2004 Polet Keramika
2004–2006 Atlas Banka Novi Beograd
2006–2007 Mega Ishrana
2007–2010 Spartak Saint Petersburg
2010–2012 Montepaschi Siena
2011–2012 Žalgiris Kaunas
2012–2013 Bilbao
2013–2014 Triumph Lyubertsy
2014–2015 Türk Telekom
2016 Joventut Badalona
Career highlights and awards

Milovan Raković (Serbian Cyrillic: Милован Раковић; born 19 February 1985) is a Serbian professional basketball player who last played for Joventut Badalona of the Liga ACB. He is a 2.08 m tall center.

Professional career[edit]

Raković played in youth categories of KK Partizan. He made his senior debut with Polet Keramika in the 2003–04 season. From 2004 to 2006 he played with Atlas and for the 2006–07 season he moved to Mega Ishrana. He was the last player picked in the 2007 NBA Draft; he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks and then traded along with cash to the Orlando Magic.[1]

In 2007, he joined the Russian Super League club Spartak Saint Petersburg and stayed with them for three seasons. On July 6, 2010, he signed a three-year deal with the Italian club Montepaschi Siena.[2] In July 2011, he was loaned to BC Žalgiris in Lithuania for the 2011–12 season.[3] In the summer of 2012, he parted ways with Siena

On July 10, 2012, Raković signed two-year contract with the Spanish team Bilbao Basket.[4][5] After being released from Bilbao Basket, he signed a one-year deal with Triumph Lyubertsy on July 25, 2013.[6]

On July 14, 2014, Raković's rights were traded from the Orlando Magic to the Chicago Bulls.[7] On July 18, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with Türk Telekom.[8] After one season, he left the Turkish club.

On January 20, 2016, he signed with the Spanish club Joventut Badalona for the rest of the 2015–16 ACB season.[9]

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, and regional competition if applicable.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Montepaschi 22 22 17.4 .547 .000 .560 3.8 .4 .7 .2 8.0 6.3
2011–12 Žalgiris 16 2 15.5 .522 .000 .567 2.6 .4 .6 .3 7.1 4.6
Career 38 24 16.6 .538 .000 .564 3.3 .4 .6 .2 7.6 5.6

National Team[edit]

As a member of the FR Yugoslavia under-16 national team, he won a gold medal at the 2001 EuroBasket.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magic had three picks; ends up with one player in draft". ESPN. June 29, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Siena announced Rakovic and Michelori". Sportando.com. July 6, 2010. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Zalgiris Kaunas gets Milovan Rakovic on loan from Siena". Sportando.com. July 13, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bilbao Basket announced the signing of Milovan Rakovic". Sportando. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bilbao agreed to terms with Milovan Rakovic". Sportando. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Triumph Lyubertsy add Milovan Rakovic". Sportando.com. July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bulls trade Randolph to Orlando". NBA.com. July 14, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Milovan Rakovic signs a two-year deal with Turk Telekom Ankara". Sportando.com. July 18, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ "EL FIATC JOVENTUT INCORPORA EL PIVOT MILOVAN RAKOVIC". penya.com (in Spanish). 20 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 

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