Miroslav Raduljica

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Miroslav Raduljica
Miroslav Raduljica (Serbia).jpg
Raduljica playing for Serbia in 2015
No. 18 – EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
Position Center
League Serie A
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1988-01-05) January 5, 1988 (age 28)
Inđija, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
Listed weight 113 kg (249 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2010 FMP
2006–2007 Borac Čačak
2010–2013 Efes Pilsen
2011 Alba Berlin
2011–2012 Partizan
2012–2013 Azovmash
2013–2014 Milwaukee Bucks
2014 Shandong Lions
2015 Minnesota Timberwolves
2015–2016 Panathinaikos
2016–present Emporio Armani Milano
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Miroslav Raduljica (Serbian: Мирослав Радуљица, born January 5, 1988) is a Serbian professional basketball player for EA7 Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian Serie A and the Euroleague. He also represents the Serbian national basketball team in international competition. Standing at 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in), he plays at the center position.

Professional career[edit]

Raduljica began his career playing with the KK FMP junior teams in Serbia. He made his professional debut with FMP during the 2005–06 season. He spent 2006–07 season on loan at KK Borac Čačak and then moved back to FMP.

On July 8, 2010, Raduljica signed a five-year contract with Turkish club Efes Pilsen,[1] but was loaned to Alba Berlin during the season, with which he reached the finals of the German Bundesliga. On August 25, 2011, Raduljica was loaned to Partizan Belgrade for one season.[2] On September 22, 2012, Raduljica was loaned to the Ukrainian team Azovmash for one season.[3][4]

On July 26, 2013, Raduljica signed with the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.[5] In his rookie season, Raduljica played sparingly for the 15-67 Bucks, averaging just 9.7 minutes per game. In 48 games, he averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.[6]

On August 26, 2014, Raduljica was traded, along with Carlos Delfino and a 2015 second round draft pick, to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Jared Dudley and a 2017 conditional first round draft pick.[7] On August 29, 2014, he was waived by the Clippers.[8]

On September 19, 2014, Raduljica signed a one-year, $1.5 million guaranteed contract with the Shandong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.[9][10] On December 23, 2014, his contract was bought out by Shandong for $1.2 million.[11] In 14 games, he averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds per game.

On January 8, 2015, Raduljica signed a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[12] On January 19, 2015, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Timberwolves.[13] On January 28, 2015, he was waived by the Timberwolves after appearing in five games.[14]

On July 18, 2015, Raduljica signed a two-year deal with Greek club Panathinaikos.[15][16] On December 4, 2015, he made a career high on Euroleague scoring 25 points against Barcelona in home win 93-86.[17] After one season, he parted ways with the team.[18]

On July 15, 2016, Raduljica signed a two-year deal with Italian team EA7 Emporio Armani Milano.[19]

Serbian national team[edit]

Raduljica played with the Serbian junior national teams and with them he won gold medals at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship and the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship (he was named the MVP).[20]

He also played with the senior team that won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2009. Raduljica was a member of the Serbian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup under head coach Aleksandar Đorđević. Over 9 tournament games, he averaged 13 points and 4.6 rebounds in 21 minutes per game.[21]

He represented Serbia again at the EuroBasket 2015.[22] In the first phase of the tournament, Serbia dominated in the toughest Group B with 5-0 record, and then eliminated Finland and Czech Republic in the round of 16 and quarterfinal game, respectively. However, they were stopped in the semifinal game by Lithuania with 67–64,[23] and eventually lost to the host team France in the bronze-medal game with 81–68.[24] Being a starting center and one of the team leaders with Miloš Teodosić and Nemanja Bjelica, Raduljica averaged 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds on 61.7% shooting from the field in 9 tournament games; playing 18 minutes on average.[25]

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.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Milwaukee 48 2 9.7 .540 .000 .818 2.3 .5 .1 .3 3.8
2014–15 Minnesota 5 0 4.6 .375 .000 1.000 1.0 .0 .1 .0 1.6
Career 53 2 9.2 .530 .000 .825 2.1 .4 .2 .2 3.6

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Efes Pilsen 4 0 3.9 1.000 .000 1.000 .0 .5 .3 .0 1.3 .8
2011–12 Partizan 10 3 13.0 .385 .000 .794 3.3 .5 .1 .4 5.7 5.1
2015–16 Panathinaikos 27 9 20.3 .568 .000 .821 4.4 1.3 .7 .1 12.7 13.7
Career 41 12 17.09 .544 .000 .816 3.7 1.0 .5 .2 9.9 10.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Efes Pilsen locks up Radulica for 5 years
  2. ^ PARTIZAN takes Raduljica on loan from Efes
  3. ^ "Azovmash Mariupol gets Miroslav Raduljica". Sportando. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Raduljica prešao u Azovmaš". B92 (in Serbian). Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Bucks Sign Free-Agent Center Miroslav Raduljica
  6. ^ 2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks Roster and Stats
  7. ^ "Clippers Acquire Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica". NBA.com. August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Clippers Waive Carlos Delfino And Miroslav Raduljica". NBA.com. August 29, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Miroslav Raduljica tweets he has signed with Shandong". Sportando.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Miroslav Raduljica cashed out of China, next stop NBA?
  11. ^ "Miroslav Raduljica gets a $1.2M buyout and leaves Shangdong". Sportando.com. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Timberwolves Sign Center Miroslav Raduljica to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Wolves Sign Center Miroslav Raduljica to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Wolves Sign Guard Lorenzo Brown to a 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 28, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Συμφωνία με Ραντούλιτσα". paobc.gr (in Greek). 18 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Panathinaikos tabs big man Raduljica". euroleague.net. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  17. ^ Diamantidis, Raduljica lead Panathinaikos past Barcelona.
  18. ^ "Miroslav Raduljica, Panathinaikos agreed to part ways". Sportando.com. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Olimpia Milano signs Miroslav Raduljica". Sportando.com. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  20. ^ Raduljica named MVP
  21. ^ "Miroslav RADULJICA". fiba.com. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "AMBITIOUS SERBIA UNVEIL POWERFUL 12-MAN SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  23. ^ "LITHUANIA END SERBIAN STREAK, RETURN TO FINAL". eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "FRANCE REWARD HOME SUPPORT WITH BRONZE". eurobasket2015.org. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  25. ^ "Player profile: Miroslav Raduljica". eurobasket2015.org. FIBA Europe. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 

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