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Kosta Perović

 

Kosta Perović

Kosta Perović
Коста Перовић
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
Position Center
League Russian League
Personal information
Born (1985-02-19) February 19, 1985 (age 29)
Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2006 / 2nd round, 38th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2002 Beopetrol (Serbia)
2002–2007 Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
2007–2008 Golden State Warriors
2007–2008Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
2008–2010 Valencia BC (Spain)
2010–2012 FC Barcelona (Spain)
2012–2013 Unicaja Málaga (Spain)
2013–present Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (Russia)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
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Kosta Perović (Serbian: Коста Перовић; born February 19, 1985) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Yenisey Krasnoyarsk of the Russian Professional Basketball League. In the 2006 NBA Draft he was a second-round selection of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, with whom he signed on August 3, 2007. A 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) center, Perović was the tallest player taken in the 2006 NBA Draft. His game has been compared to that of Slovenian center Rasho Nesterović.[1]

Professional career

Europe

Perović was born in Osijek, SR Croatia, in the former Yugoslavia. He played basketball professionally for Partizan Belgrade at the time of his being drafted by the Golden State Warriors.

After being drafted in 2006, Perović did not immediately come to the NBA. Rather, he played the 2006–07 season in the Serbian League.

NBA

On August 3, 2007, Perović was signed to a two-year contract worth about US $3.5 million with a team option for a third season by Golden State. On November 18, 2007, he was assigned to the NBA D-League after going without an appearance in Golden State's first seven games. He played for the Warriors' affiliate team, the Bakersfield Jam until January 6, 2008, when he was recalled to the Warriors' squad after they waived D. J. Mbenga.

Perović played his first minutes in an NBA game with the Warriors on January 19, 2008 against the Milwaukee Bucks, in which he scored 4 points (on 2 of 2 field goal shooting) and 4 grabbed rebounds (2 offensive), as well as blocking a shot.[2] In 7 games in the NBA, he averaged 1.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

Spanish teams

After being waived by the Warriors on September 12, 2008,[3][4] Perović reportedly signed a three-year deal worth €3.3 million Euros net income with Pamesa Valencia of the Spanish ACB.[5][6] After a mutual termination of the contract with Pamesa Valencia in June 2010, Perovic signed with FC Barcelona Bàsquet.[7] In the 2009-2010 season, Perovic averaged 8.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

On August 19, 2012, he signed a one-year deal with the Spanish club Unicaja Málaga.[8][9] At the end of the season, Unicaja Málaga waived Perović.[10]

Russia

In August 2013, Perović signed with Yenisey Krasnoyarsk.[11]

Serbian national team

Perović played for the FR Yugoslavian U16 national team at the 2001 European Championship and won a gold medal. He began his senior national team career at the EuroBasket 2003 when Serbia and Montenegro finished with 6th place. Perović has also been a member of the senior men's Serbian national basketball team. With them he won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2009. In the following year, he was member of team that finished 4th at the World Championship in Turkey. At the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania, where he was capped, Serbia finished 8th.

Career statistics

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Euroleague

Template:Euroleague player statistics start |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2002–03 | style="text-align:left;"| Partizan | 12 || 2 || 13.2 || .444 || .000 || .786 || 3.3 || .5 || .3 || .9 || 4.5 || 1.2 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2003–04 | style="text-align:left;"| Partizan | 9 || 2 || 22.0 || .491 || .000 || .533 || 4.0 || 1.0 || .4 || .7 || 6.9 || 6.2 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2004–05 | style="text-align:left;"| Partizan | 12 || 9 || 25.9 || .432 || .000 || .623 || 4.7 || .9 || 1.3 || .9 || 9.1 || 9.0 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2005–06 | style="text-align:left;"| Partizan | 13 || 13 || 26.3 || .505 || .000 || .672 || 4.4 || .4 || 1.8 || .6 || 10.4 || 11.2 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2006–07 | style="text-align:left;"| Partizan | 20 || 16 || 26.3 || .500 || .000 || .718 || 6.3 || 1.4 || 1.2 || 1.1 || 10.8 || 15.2 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2010–11 | style="text-align:left;"| FC Barcelona | 17 || 8 || 12.4 || .610 || .000 || .694 || 3.0 || .3 || .4 || .5 || 5.7 || 6.8 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2011–12 | style="text-align:left;"| FC Barcelona | 20 || 11 || 13.2 || .531 || .000 || .786 || 3.3 || .5 || .3 || .9 || 4.5 || 6.6 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2012–13 | style="text-align:left;"| Unicaja Málaga | 21 || 2 || 9.3 || .439 || .000 || .731 || 2.2 || .2 || .2 || .2 || 3.3 || 4.6 |-class="sortbottom" | style="text-align:center;" colspan="2" | Career | 124 || 63 || 17.5 || .495 || .000 || .683 || 3.7 || .6 || .7 || .7 || 6.5 || 7.8 |}

NBA

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Golden State 7 0 5.4 .300 .000 .667 1.9 .1 .0 .3 1.4
Career 7 0 5.4 .300 .000 .667 1.9 .1 .0 .3 1.4

Honours

Partizan

Valencia BC

FC Barcelona Bàsquet

References

External links

  • Template:Basketballstats
  • Euroleague.net Profile
  • Adriatic League Profile
  • Spanish League Profile (Spanish)

Template:Serbia Squad EuroBasket 2011

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