List of NBA drafted players from Serbia

The following is a list of men's basketball players that have played in a Serbia-based club before the NBA draft. The list has not included Serbian players selected in the draft while playing for a club based outside Serbia.

Center Vlade Divac was the first player from a Serbia-based club drafted at the NBA draft, in 1989.
Center Darko Miličić (#2) is the highest drafted player from a Serbia-based club.
Czech forward Jan Veselý (#6) is the highest drafted non-Serbian player from a Serbia-based club.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an annual draft where teams select eligible players to join the league.

Draft selectionsEdit

G Guard PG Point guard SG Shooting guard F Forward SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
# Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game
Year Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality[n 1] Team Club team
1989 1 26 Vlade Divac^+ C   Yugoslavia Los Angeles Lakers Partizan
1992 2 43 Predrag Danilović SG   FR Yugoslavia Golden State Warriors Partizan
1994 2 54 Željko Rebrača C   FR Yugoslavia Seattle SuperSonics Partizan
1997 2 48 Predrag Drobnjak C   FR Yugoslavia Washington Bullets (from Charlotte) Partizan
2000 2 51 Igor Rakočević G   FR Yugoslavia Minnesota Timberwolves Crvena zvezda
2001 1 12 Vladimir Radmanović PF   FR Yugoslavia Seattle SuperSonics FMP Železnik
2002 1 24 Nenad Krstić C/PF   FR Yugoslavia New Jersey Nets Partizan
2002 2 36 Miloš Vujanić# PG   FR Yugoslavia New York Knicks Partizan
2002 2 55 Mladen Šekularac# SG   FR Yugoslavia Dallas Mavericks FMP Železnik
2003 1 2 Darko Miličić C   Serbia and Montenegro Detroit Pistons (from Memphis)[A] Vršac (Hemofarm)
2005 2 43 Mile Ilić C   Serbia and Montenegro New Jersey Nets FMP Železnik (Reflex)
2006 2 38 Kosta Perović C   Serbia Golden State Warriors Partizan
2007 2 60 Milovan Raković# C   Serbia Dallas Mavericks (traded to Orlando)[i] Mega Basket (Mega Ishrana)[2]
2008 2 31 Nikola Peković C   Montenegro Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami via Boston)[s] Partizan
2008 2 53 Tadija Dragićević# PF   Serbia Utah Jazz Crvena zvezda
2010 2 35 Nemanja Bjelica PF   Serbia Washington Wizards (traded to Minnesota)[E] Crvena zvezda
2011 1 6 Jan Veselý PF   Czech Republic Washington Wizards Partizan
2013 2 55 Joffrey Lauvergne C   France Memphis Grizzlies (traded to Denver)[B] Partizan
2014 1 27 Bogdan Bogdanović SG   Serbia Phoenix Suns (from Indiana)[C] Partizan
2014 2 41 Nikola Jokić*+x C   Serbia Denver Nuggets Mega Basket (Mega Vizura)
2014 2 52 Vasilije Micić# PG   Serbia Philadelphia 76ers (from Memphis via Cleveland)[D][E] Mega Basket (Mega Vizura)
2014 2 54 Nemanja Dangubić# SG   Serbia Philadelphia 76ers (from Houston via Milwaukee,[F] traded to San Antonio)[G] Mega Basket (Mega Vizura)
2015 1 26 Nikola Milutinov# C   Serbia San Antonio Spurs Partizan
2015 2 60 Luka Mitrović# PF   Serbia Philadelphia 76ers (from Golden State via Indiana)[H] Crvena zvezda
2016 1 24 Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot SG/SF   France Philadelphia 76ers (from Miami via Cleveland)[I] Mega Basket (Mega Leks)
2016 2 32 Ivica Zubac C   Croatia[n 2] Los Angeles Lakers Mega Basket (Mega Leks)
2016 2 35 Rade Zagorac# SG/SF   Serbia Boston Celtics (from Minnesota via New Orleans and Phoenix,[J] traded to Memphis Grizzlies[K]) Mega Basket (Mega Leks)
2017 2 36 Jonah Bolden PF   Australia Philadelphia 76ers (from New York via Utah and Toronto)[L][M] Crvena zvezda
2017 2 49 Vlatko Čančar SF   Slovenia Denver Nuggets (from Memphis via Oklahoma City)[N] Mega Basket (Mega Leks)
2017 2 58 Ognjen Jaramaz# PG   Serbia New York Knicks (from Houston)[O] Mega Basket (Mega Leks)
2017 2 60 Alpha Kaba# PF/C   France[n 3] Atlanta Hawks (from Golden State via Philadelphia and Utah)[P][M][Q] traded to Milwaukee Bucks)[a] Mega Basket (Mega Leks)
2019 1 18 Goga Bitadze C   Georgia Indiana Pacers Mega Basket (Mega Bemax)
2019 2 60 Vanja Marinković# SG   Serbia Sacramento Kings (from Milwaukee)[R] Partizan
2020 2 44 Marko Simonović C   Montenegro Chicago Bulls (from Memphis)[S] Mega Basket (Mega Soccerbet)
2021 2 50 Filip Petrušev# C   Serbia Philadelphia 76ers (from New York)[T] Mega Basket (Mega Soccerbet)
2022 1 27 Nikola Jović# G/F   Serbia Miami Heat Mega Basket (Mega Mozzart)
2022 2 52 Karlo Matković# C   Croatia[n 2] New Orleans Pelicans (from Utah)[U] Mega Basket (Mega Mozzart)

StatisticsEdit

As of 2022 NBA draft.

Note: Italics indicates countries and clubs that no longer exist.

Draft selections by club

Number Clubs Based in First Last Highest
15 Mega Basket Belgrade 2007 2022 18
13 Partizan 1989 2019 6
5 Crvena zvezda 2000 2017 35
3 FMP Železnik 2001 2005 12
1 Vršac Vršac 2003 2

Draft selections by country

15 
  Serbia
10 
  FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro
  France
  Montenegro,   Croatia
  Australia,   Czech Republic,   Georgia,   Slovenia,   Yugoslavia

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

Details
  1. ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality on the draft day. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules on the draft day.
  2. ^ a b The player was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but he represents Croatia in international competitions.
  3. ^ The player was born in France, played for the youth categories of the French national team, but later decided to represent Guinea in international competitions.
Trades involving draft picks and rights
  1. ^ The Grizzlies traded this pick to the Pistons for Otis Thorpe on August 7, 1997.[1]
  2. ^ The Memphis Grizzlies traded Darrell Arthur and 55th pick Joffrey Lauvergne to the Nuggets for Kosta Koufos.[3]
  3. ^ July 27, 2013: Indiana Pacers to Phoenix Suns[4]
  4. ^ July 25, 2012: Memphis Grizzlies to Cleveland Cavaliers[5]
  5. ^ February 20, 2014: Cleveland Cavaliers to Philadelphia 76ers[6]
  6. ^ June 27, 2012: Houston Rockets to Milwaukee Bucks[7] June 27, 2013: Milwaukee Bucks to Philadelphia 76ers[8]
    • Philadelphia acquired draft rights to Ricky Ledo and Houston's 2014 second-round pick
    • Milwaukee acquired draft rights to Nate Wolters
  7. ^ San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers trade[9][10]
  8. ^ December 19, 2011: Golden State Warriors to Indiana Pacers[11][12] February 20, 2014: Indiana Pacers to Philadelphia 76ers[13]
  9. ^ July 9, 2010: Miami Heat to Cleveland Cavaliers[14]
    • Cleveland acquired a 2011 second round pick, a 2012 second round pick, a 2013 first round pick, and a future first round pick (top 10 protected in 2015–16)
    • Miami acquired LeBron James
    August 23, 2014: Cleveland Cavaliers to Philadelphia 76ers (three-team trade with Minnesota Timberwolves)[15][16]
  10. ^ July 13, 2012: Minnesota Timberwolves to New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans)
    • New Orleans acquired the rights to Brad Miller's expiring contract, the 2013 second round pick, and a 2016 second round pick
    • Minnesota acquired a Top 55 protected 2017 second round pick
    July 27, 2012: New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) to Phoenix Suns (three-team trade with Minnesota)
    • Phoenix acquired Wesley Johnson and a protected first round pick (Top-13 for 2013–2014, Top-12 for 2015–2016) that converts to two second round picks in 2016 and 2017 from Minnesota
    • Phoenix acquired the rights to Brad Miller's expiring contract and the expiring contract of Jerome Dyson from New Orleans
    • New Orleans acquired Robin Lopez, Hakim Warrick, and cash considerations from Phoenix
    • Minnesota reacquired the 2013 second round pick they got back from New Orleans in their earlier trade and acquired a 2016 second round pick from New Orleans
    • Minnesota acquired a 2014 second round pick from Phoenix (via the Los Angeles Lakers)
    January 9, 2015: Phoenix Suns to Boston Celtics
    • Boston acquired a Top 12 protected first round pick from 2015 and 2016 that converts to two second round picks in 2016 and 2017 from Phoenix via Minnesota
    • Phoenix acquired Brandan Wright
  11. ^ June 23, 2016: Boston Celtics to Memphis Grizzlies
    • Memphis acquired draft rights to the No. 31st pick (Davis) and the No. 35th pick (Zagorac)
    • Boston acquired a 2019 first round pick
  12. ^ July 10, 2013: New York Knicks to Toronto Raptors[17] July 10, 2014: Toronto Raptors to Utah Jazz[18]
    • Toronto acquired Diante Garrett
    • Utah acquired Steve Novak and New York's 2017 second-round pick
  13. ^ a b August 26, 2016: Utah Jazz to Philadelphia 76ers[19]
    • Utah Jazz acquired Kendall Marshall
    • Philadelphia acquired Tibor Pleiß and best and worst of four 2017 second-round picks: Golden State's second round pick and New York's second-round pick
  14. ^ January 7, 2014: Boston Celtics to Oklahoma City Thunder[20]
    • Boston acquired Jerryd Bayless (from Memphis) and Ryan Gomes (from Oklahoma City)
    • Memphis acquired Courtney Lee (from Boston), a 2016 second-round pick (from Boston), and cash considerations (from Oklahoma City)
    • Oklahoma City acquired Philadelphia's 2014 second-round pick and a 2017 conditional second-round pick, both from Memphis
    August 30, 2016: Oklahoma City Thunder to Denver Nuggets[21]
    • Oklahoma City acquired Joffrey Lauvergne
    • Denver acquired Memphis's 2017 second-round pick and Oklahoma City's 2017 second-round pick
  15. ^ February 19, 2015: Houston Rockets to New York Knicks[22]
    • New York acquired Alexey Shved, Houston's 2017 second-round pick, and Houston's 2019 second-round pick
    • Houston acquired Pablo Prigioni
  16. ^ July 10, 2013: Golden State Warriors to Utah Jazz (three-team trade with Denver Nuggets)[23]
  17. ^ February 23, 2017: Atlanta Hawks to Philadelphia 76ers[24]
    • Atlanta acquired Ersan İlyasova
    • Philadelphia acquired Tiago Splitter, Miami's protected 2017 second-round draft pick, and the right to swap Atlanta's 2017 second-round pick for the worse of the two picks Philadelphia acquired from Utah
  18. ^ July 12, 2013: Sacramento Kings to Milwaukee Bucks[26][27]
    • Milwaukee acquired a 2016 second-round pick and the right to swap 2019 second-round picks between Sacramento and Milwaukee
    • Sacramento acquired Luc Mbah a Moute
  19. ^ January 3, 2019: Memphis Grizzlies to Chicago Bulls[28]
  20. ^ June 26, 2015: New York Knicks to Philadelphia 76ers[29]
    • Philadelphia acquired a 2020 second-round pick, a 2021 second-round pick, and cash considerations
    • New York acquired the draft rights to Willy Hernangómez
  21. ^ November 18, 2020: Utah Jazz to New Orleans Pelicans[30]
    • New Orleans acquired cash considerations and a 2022 second-round pick
    • Utah acquired the draft rights to Elijah Hughes
  1. ^ June 22, 2017: Philadelphia 76ers to Milwaukee Bucks[25]
    • Milwaukee acquired Philadelphia' second-round pick (No. 46)
    • Philadelphia received cash considerations

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  21. ^ "Nuggets Acquire Two Second Round Picks From Oklahoma City". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 30, 2016. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
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  23. ^ "Warriors Acquire Andre Iguodala from Denver Nuggets as Part of Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 10, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  24. ^ "Hawks Acquire Ersan Ilyasova, Trade Tiago Splitter". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 23, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  25. ^ "Bucks Acquire Draft Rights to Sterling Brown". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  26. ^ "Kings Acquire Luc Mbah a Moute". NBA.com. July 12, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  27. ^ "The Kings final record won't help them in either round of the 2019 draft". SBNation.com. Aug 17, 2018.
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