Slavko Vraneš

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Slavko Vraneš
Vraneš (right) being defended by Milko Bjelica during a EuroLeague game in January 2010
Personal information
Born (1983-01-30) January 30, 1983 (age 40)
Pljevlja, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
Listed height2.29 m (7 ft 6 in)
Listed weight137 kg (302 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2003: 2nd round, 39th overall pick
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1997–2018
Number11, 12, 29, 33
Career history
1997–2000FMP Železnik
2000–2001Efes Pilsen
2001–2003Budućnost Podgorica
2004Portland Trail Blazers
2004Crvena zvezda
2004–2007Budućnost Podgorica
2010–2011UNICS Kazan
2011–2012Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2013Metalac Valjevo
2013–2014Zob Ahan Isfahan
2015Metalac Valjevo
2015Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2015–2016Ayandez Sazan Tehran
2017–2018Metalac Valjevo
Career highlights and awards
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Slavko Vraneš (Montenegrin: Славко Вранеш, pronounced [slǎːvkɔ̝ vrâne̞ːʃ]; born 30 January 1983) is a Montenegrin former professional basketball player. He also represented the Montenegrin national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in),[1][2][3] he was 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 Efes Pilsen for the 2000–01 season. Then he returned to his native country in January 2001,[4] 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.[5][6][7] He was waived by the Knicks in December 2003 before ever playing a game for them.[8] 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.

That one game for Portland ended up being Vraneš first and only game in the NBA. The game took place on January 8, 2004, in a 75–96 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves where Vraneš played for 3 minutes and recorded 1 foul and no other stats.[9]

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.[10]

In October 2011, he signed with Sanaye Petroshimi BC in the Iranian Super League.[11] During 2013, he played with Metalac Valjevo. In October 2013 he signed with Zob Ahan Isfahan.[12]

On February 10, 2015, he re-signed with Metalac Valjevo.[13] On May 8, he left Metalac Valjevo.[14] Later that month, he returned to his former team Petrochimi Bandar Imam of Iran.[15]

In November 2017, he signed with Metalac Valjevo.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ profile
  2. ^ ABA League profile
  3. ^ profile
  4. ^ Vraneš naš do 24. godine
  5. ^ Greg Logan (28 June 2003). "Knicks' Big Catch". Newsday. p. 30. Retrieved 22 March 2022 – via
  6. ^ Marc Berman (20 July 2003). "Don sees promise in Vranes". New York Post. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  7. ^ Steve Popper (20 July 2003). "Knicks Being Patient With Vranes". New York Times. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Thomas, Knicks waive center Slavko Vranes". Ventura County Star. 25 December 2003. p. C2. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Slavko Vraneš Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft Status and more". Retrieved 2023-09-21.
  10. ^ Partizan inks giant Slavko Vranes
  11. ^ Slavko Vranes moves to Sanaye Petroshimi BC in Iran
  12. ^ "BC Zob Ahan signs giant Slavko Vranes". Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  13. ^ Slavko Vranes moves to Metalac
  14. ^ Slavko Vranes leaves Metalac
  15. ^ Metalac bez Vraneša, otišao u Iran (Serbian)
  16. ^ Vraneš treći put u Metalcu (in Serbian)

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