Slavko Vraneš

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Slavko Vraneš
Milko Bjelica Lietuvos Rytas.jpg
Vraneš taking on Milko Bjelica during an Euroleague game in January 2010
Free agent
Position Center
Personal information
Born (1983-01-30) January 30, 1983 (age 34)
Pljevlja, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Montenegrin
Listed height 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in)
Listed weight 135 kg (298 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1997–present
Career history
1997–2000 FMP Železnik
2000–2001 Tofaş
2001–2002 Efes Pilsen
2002–2003 Budućnost Podgorica
2004 Portland Trail Blazers
2004 Crvena zvezda
2004–2007 Budućnost Podgorica
2007–2010 Partizan Belgrade
2010–2011 UNICS Kazan
2011–2012 Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2013 Metalac Valjevo
2013–2014 Zob Ahan Isfahan
2015 Metalac Valjevo
2015 Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2015–2016 Ayandez Sazan Tehran
Career highlights and awards

Slavko Vraneš (pronounced [slǎːvkɔ̝ vrâne̞ːʃ]; born January 30, 1983) is a Montenegrin professional basketball player who last played for Ayandez Sazan Tehran of the Iranian Super League. He also represented the Montenegrin national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at exactly 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in),[1][2][3] he is one of the tallest players in the world.

Professional career[edit]

Vraneš started playing basketball in the Serbian club FMP Železnik. Still a junior, he was snapped up by the Turkish club Tofaş for the 2000–01 season. Then he moved to Efes Pilsen. Unable to adjust, he returned to his native country in January 2002, where he played for Budućnost Podgorica until the summer of 2003.

Vraneš was selected by the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft. He was waived by the Knicks in December 2003. In early January 2004, he signed a ten-day contract with Portland Trail Blazers. Before his contract expired, he played one game in the 2003–04 NBA season.

After that, he played briefly for Crvena zvezda. From 2004 to 2007, he played with Budućnost Podgorica for the second time in his career. In October 2007, he signed a three-year contract with Partizan Belgrade.[4]

In October 2011 he signed with Sanaye Petroshimi BC in the Iranian Super League.[5] During 2013, he played with Metalac Valjevo. In October 2013 he signed with Zob Ahan Isfahan.[6]

On February 10, 2015, he re-signed with Metalac Valjevo.[7] On May 8, he left Metalac.[8] Later that month, he returned to his former team Petrochimi Bandar Imam of Iran.[9]

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