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9 Nikola Vucevic C
Height/Weight: 7-0/260 | Birthdate: 10/24/1990 | Birthplace: Morges, Switzerland | Team: Orlando Magic | College: USC | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 100/95 | Average Draft Position: 52.12
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Magic center Nikola Vucevic nets double-double in loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic contributed 33 points and 17 rebounds in a 99-92 loss to the Heat Saturday.

It was Vucevic’s 11th double-double of the season. The Magic next play Monday at Cleveland.


Magic C Nikola Vucevic notches double-double in win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points to go along with 14 rebounds to lead the Magic to a 107-93 victory against Detroit Monday.

It was Vucevic’s eighth double-double of the season. Through 12 games, he is averaging 18.8 points and 11.8 rebounds. The Magic next play Wednesday against the Clippers.


Magic C Nikola Vucevic doubles up vs. Wizards Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds in his team's 98-93 loss to the Wizards Saturday.

All five Magic starters scored in double digits, but the team was unable to pull out a win after the bench contributed just 13 total points. Vucevic also had the team's only two blocks in the game while recording his seventh double-double in 11 games. The Magic will face the Pistons Monday.


Magic C Nikola Vucevic posts 20-13 line in win vs. Knicks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting while grabbing 13 rebounds in his team's 97-95 win over the Knicks Wednesday.

Vucevic had managed just one double-double in his last four games coming into Wednesday before racking up his sixth such performance of the season. He also recorded two assists in his 39 minutes of action. The 3-6 Magic now head on to face the Bucks Friday.


Magic C Nikola Vucevic scores 27 in double-double Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored a season-high 27 points on 13 of 19 shooting while grabbing 12 rebounds in his team's 104-96 loss to the Nets Sunday.

Vucevic opened the season with four straight double-doubles, but he hadn't accomplished the feat in either of his previous two games before Sunday's big performance. The center also kicked in two steals and one assist in 32 minutes. The 2-5 Magic will face the Raptors Tuesday.


Magic C Nikola Vucevic racks up 15 points, 23 rebounds Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored 15 points on 7 of 15 shooting while grabbing a game-high 23 rebounds in his team's 101-84 loss to the Pelicans in Tuesday's regular-season opener.

Vucevic also had four blocks, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes of action. He matched last season's season high for rebounds in the loss but watched Pelicans big men Anthony Davis and Omer Asik combine for 34 rebounds, including 16 on the offensive end. The Magic square off with the Wizards Thursday.


Report: Magic, Nikola Vucevic agree to four-year extension


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) The Magic and center Nikola Vucevic have agreed to a four-year, $53-million extension, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Vucevic posted a career-best 14.2 points per game last season while appearing in 57 games. He has shot 50.4 percent from the field in three seasons as a professional, the last two with Orlando.


Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris are part of team's future, Magic GM says


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Magic general manager Rob Hennigan told reporters on media day that he envisions center Nikola Vucevic and forward Tobias Harris as part of their future, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

"We don't envision a scenario where either of those players aren't with us moving forward," Hennigan said.

Vucevic appeared in 57 games last season, averaging a career-best 14.2 points per outing. He is expected to become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 season. The Magic are hoping to give Harris an extension before the start of this season. He averaged 14.6 points and 7.0 rebounds over 61 games in 2013-14.


Nikola Vucevic will sit out final two games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic, who has missed the past five games with a sore Achilles tendon, will sit out the final two games of the season, the team announced on Sunday. Vucevic finished the season with averages of 4.2 points and 11.0 rebounds in 57 appearances. 

Nikola Vucevic ruled out Friday, still hopes to return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic will sit out Friday's game against the Wizards, as he continues to deal with an Achilles injury. Vucevic has now missed four games as a result of the injury, but the team's official website reports he will not be shut down for the final week of the season, and instead will travel with the team on an upcoming road trip. 

Nikola Vucevic ruled out Wednesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic will not be in the lineup Wednesday, as his sore Achilles hasn't recovered enough to warrant a start the team website reports.

Orlando doesn't have much to play for, so it makes sense that the team would choose to rest one of it's rising talents. Wednesday will mark Vucevic's 21st missed game on the season. 


Nikola Vucevic sidelined yet again Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic will miss his second game in a row Saturday against the Timberwolves, as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury.

He remains day to day moving forward, however he doesn't have many chances left to re-join the lineup. The Magic play just five more times after Saturday, beginning with Wednesday against the Nets. 


Nikola Vucevic out Friday due to sore Achilles


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic will not play Friday night against the Bobcats because of a sore Achilles tendon, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Vucevic went through pregame drills but received the red light just before tip-off. He is averaging 14.2 points and 11.0 rebounds in 57 appearances. His next chance to return will come Saturday against Minnesota.

Nikola Vucevic grabs 23 boards in win over Bobcats


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic put up a dominant effort in the paint on Friday, scoring 24 points and pulling down 23 rebounds in a 110-105 win over Charlotte.

Vucevic grabbed 10 of his 23 rebounds on the offensive end of the glass. He shot 11 of 22 from the floor, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with one assist while logging 40 minutes of game action. He is averaging 14.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his last five games.

Nikola Vucevic tossed after technicals


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic lost his cool and earned an ejection from Wednesday's game against the Suns. He received a pair of technical fouls in the first quarter, after throwing a ball at Channing Frye's legs.

Vucevic finished the game with eight points and three rebounds in just nine minutes, so he was on pace for yet another solid game. He is unlikely to be facing a suspension for his actions, so he should back in the lineup for Orlando's next game, Saturday in Utah.


Nikola Vucevic questionable for Tuesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic is considered questionable for Tuesday's game with a sore left ankle, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

Vucevic turned the ankle in the third quarter of Friday's game against Washington and went on to miss practice Sunday. He's averaged 14.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game on the year. 


Nikola Vucevic pushes past minor ankle injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic worked past an injury scare on Friday against the Wizards.

Vucevic turned his ankle in the third quarter of the game, but managed to return, scoring just eight points on 4 of 9 from the floor, and 0 of 1 from the free throw line in a 105-101 overtime defeat. He also contributed with 12 rebounds and one assist while logging 37 minutes of game action. He is averaging 14.8 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists over his last five games.

Nikola Vucevic tossed up eighth straight double-double


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic stretched his double-double streak to eight games Wednesday, in a 120-112 loss to the Nuggets.

Vucevic threw up a big line despite the loss, scoring 20 points and snagging 16 rebounds in 39 minutes. He shot 8 of 17 from the field and added three assists and a blocked shot in the loss.

Vucevic hasn't really been playing huge minutes, making his current streak all the more impressive. He is averaging 17.8 points and 13.1 rebounds in just 31.4 minutes per game, which is actually below his season average. 


Nikola Vucevic doubles up in loss to Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic secured his third consecutive double-double Saturday night against Miami. 

Vucevic scored 18 points on 9 of 14 shooting, also grabbing 10 boards, six of which came from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with two assists while logging 23 minutes of game action. He is averaging 16.6 points and 11.2 rebounds over his last five games.


Nikola Vucevic doubles up yet again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic continues to throw up double-doubles as a matter of habit, and he put up his 26th double-double of the season Wednesday against the 76ers.

Vucevic played 34 minutes in the game, and led the team in both scoring and rebounds at 21 and 13, respectively. He also added three blocks, two assists and a steal as the Magic went on to win, 101-90.

Vucevic is putting up another solid season, and he has been stepping up his game recently. He finishes the month of February averaging 15.8 points and 10.8 rebounds in 12 games. 


Nikola Vucevic doubles up for 23rd time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic continued his strong play Wednesday against the Cavs, posting his 23rd double-double of the season in a 101-93 loss

Vucevic led the team with 12 rebounds to go along with 20 points in 37 minutes of action in the loss. He shot 8 of 15 from the field and 4 of 6 at the free-throw line, while also dishing out one assist and picking up one steal in the loss.

Vucevic continues to build on his career-best season, averaging 13.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game in 38 appearances. 


Nikola Vucevic doubles up vs. Grizzlies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic turned in his third straight double-double Wednesday, scoring 13 points on 6 of 12 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 86-81 loss to the Grizzlies.

Vucevic has five double-doubles in six games in February and chipped in three assists and two blocks -- his first multiblock game since returning from injury -- in 37 minutes Wednesday. He has averaged 13.3 points and 10.8 rebounds over 36 games played.


Nikola Vucevic doubled up in win over Pacers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic made his presence felt in the paint on Sunday, as he recorded his 21st double-double of the season in a 93-92 home win over the Pacers.

Vucevic scored 19 points while shooting 6 of 16 from the floor, and 7 of 8 from the free throw line. He completed the double-double with 13 rebounds, with eight of them coming from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with one assist, two steals and one block while logging 37 minutes of game action.

Vucevic has doubled up in four of his last five games, averaging 14.6 points and 10.6 rebounds over that span.

Nikola Vucevic doubles up in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) Magic center Nikola Vucevic was one of the few bright spots on Sunday, as he doubled up during his team's 96-89 loss to the Celtics in Boston.

Vucevic grabbed 11 boards and scored 14 points on 7 of 14 shooting from the field. He did all of his work in 30 minutes of game action, also adding one assist. He has notched a double-double in two of his first three games back from injury, averaging 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds over that span.


Nikola Vucevic doubles up in return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014)  Magic center Nikola Vucevic was able to make his return from a 12-game absence Wednesday against the Raptors, after overcoming a lingering concussion.

Vucevic was limited to just 20 minutes as the team wanted to ease him back into action following the extended layoff. He still managed to put together a solid game, scoring a team-high 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 10 rebounds, for his 17th double-double of the season.

Vucevic is a double-double machine when healthy, and he should continue to see his role increase as he works his way back into game shape. He is averaging 13.1 points and 10.9 rebounds per game for the season.