October 27, 1975 |
Bijelo Polje, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)|
|Listed weight||132 kg (291 lb)|
|NBA draft||1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Bullets|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2003–2004||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2007–2008||Beşiktaş Cola Turka|
|Career highlights and awards|
Predrag "Peja" Drobnjak (Cyrillic: Предраг "Пеђа" Дробњак; born October 27, 1975) is a former Montenegrin professional basketball player. At 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he played at the power forward and center positions. Throughout his nineteen-year career, Drobnjak had also played in the NBA.
Drobnjak started his professional career with Partizan in the 1992–93 season. He played six seasons for Partizan, winning three national titles in a row (1995, 1996 and 1997). In his last year with the club, Drobnjak played in the Euroleague Final Four, where they finished fourth after losing in the semi-final to Kinder Bologna, and in the third-place game against Benetton Treviso.
Drobnjak was a second-round draft choice of the Washington Bullets in the 1997 NBA draft. During his time in the NBA, Drobnjak played two seasons for the Seattle SuperSonics, one season for the Los Angeles Clippers, and one season for the Atlanta Hawks. In 2004, the Clippers made him available for selection by the Charlotte Bobcats in the expansion draft. After his selection by the Bobcats, Drobnjak was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a 2005 second-round draft pick before playing a game for Charlotte.
Return to Europe
In July 2005, Drobnjak signed a three-year contract with Tau Cerámica in Spain. However, he was released after only a year, which followed by his signing a one-year contract with his former team Partizan.
In July 2007, he signed with Akasvayu Girona. In December 2007, he left Girona and signed with Beşiktaş Cola Turka for the rest of the season. In November 2008, Drobnjak returned to Efes Pilsen for the 2008–09 season. In the 2009–10 season, Drobnjak played in the Greek Basket League with PAOK. In February 2011, he signed with Iraklis until the end of the season. However, he decided to retire later that month.
NBA career statistics
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|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|
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- "Drobnjak goes back to Partizan". Eurosport.com. 19 September 2006. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Akasvayu upgrades frontline with Drobnjak". Eurocupbasketball.com. 29 July 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
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- Ture, Gokhan (28 November 2008). "Efes brings back Drobnjak". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Drobnjak opet u crno-belom dresu". Sportskacentrala.com (in Serbian). 28 August 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
- Carchia, Emiliano (3 February 2011). "Iraklis agreed to terms with Predrag Drobnjak". Sportando.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Freeman, Eric (21 February 2011). "Say goodbye to Predrag Drobnjak and his Manjaks". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "Predrag Drobnjak - FIBA.com Profile". fiba.com. Retrieved 16 March 2015.