Nikola Milutinov

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Nikola Milutinov
No. 11 – Olympiacos Piraeus
Position Center
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 21)
Novi Sad, FR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Hemofarm
2012–2015 Partizan
2015–present Olympiacos
Career highlights and awards

Nikola Milutinov (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Милутинов; born December 30, 1994) is a Serbian professional basketball player who currently plays for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League. Standing at 2.12 m (6 ft 11 12 in), he plays the center position.

Professional career[edit]


Milutinov made his professional debut with Hemofarm in the 2011–12 season.

Partizan Belgrade[edit]

In June 2012, Milutinov signed a four-year contract with Partizan Belgrade.[1] In his first season with Partizan, he won the Adriatic League and the Serbian League. In his second season, he won for the second straight time the Serbian League by defeating Crvena zvezda with 3-1 in the final series.[2]

2014–15 season[edit]

In the 2014–15 season, following the departure of starters Dejan Musli and Joffrey Lauvergne, Miutinov's role in the team increased. On November 15 game against Levski Sofia, he posted season-high 21 points and also added 10 rebounds.[3] For such performance, he was in the Adriatic League ideal five of Round 8.[4] On April 14, in Game 1 of the Adriatic League semifinal series against Crvena zvezda, he hurt cornea on his right eye, after a collision with Jaka Blažič.[5] He returned to action in the following game, although without medical staff recommendation.[6] Eventually, Crvena zvezda won the series with 3–1 score. Over 28 games played, Milutinov averaged 9.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.


On April 16, 2015, Milutinov declared himself eligible for the 2015 NBA draft.[7] On June 25, 2015, Milutinov was selected with the 26th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs.[8]


On July 25, 2015, Milutinov signed a three-year deal with the Greek club Olympiacos.[9]

Serbian national team[edit]


Milutinov played for Serbian national team at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Prague and won a silver medal. He averaged 10.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.


He represented the senior team of Serbia for the first time at the EuroBasket 2015 under head coach Aleksandar Đorđević.[10] 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,[11] and eventually lost to the host team France in the bronze-medal game with 81–68.[12] Milutinov appeared in 6 games of the tournament, playing only 3.5 minutes per game, the lowest in the team.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

  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.


2012–13 Partizan 8 1 7.3 .556 .000 .750 1.4 .1 .1 .3 3.3 2.9
2013–14 21 16 20.3 .513 .000 .640 3.3 1.0 .2 .6 4.7 4.4
Career 29 18 16.8 .520 .000 .667 2.8 .7 .2 .5 4.3 4.0


  1. ^ "Milutinov pojačao Partizan, odlazi pola ekipe" (in Serbian). June 22, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ništa novo, Partizan je šampion!". (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Full Statistics: Levski Sofia - Partizan Belgrade". Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Centri Partizana, Miljenović u Top5". (in Serbian). Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Повреда Милутинова, центар Партизана под знаком питања за други меч". (in Serbian) (14 April 2015). Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Milutinov bi da igra, lekari protiv". (in Serbian) (15 April 2015). Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Nikola Milutinov will enter the draft". 16 April 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Spurs select Nikola Milutinov and Cady Lalanne in NBA Draft". June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Olympiacos adds size with Milutinov". 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "AMBITIOUS SERBIA UNVEIL POWERFUL 12-MAN SQUAD". 2 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "LITHUANIA END SERBIAN STREAK, RETURN TO FINAL". Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "FRANCE REWARD HOME SUPPORT WITH BRONZE". 20 September 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Player profile: Nikola Milutinov". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 

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