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Tadija Dragićević (Serbian Cyrillic: Тадија Драгићевић; born January 28, 1986) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Cafés Candelas Breogán of the Liga ACB. Standing at 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in), he plays the power forward position.[1][2]

Tadija Dragićević
No. 20 – Cafés Candelas Breogán
PositionPower forward
LeagueSpanish League
Personal information
Born (1986-01-28) January 28, 1986 (age 33)
Čačak, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight111 kg (245 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2010Crvena zvezda
2005–2006Mega Vizura
2010Virtus Roma
2010–2011Alba Berlin
2011–2012Biella
2012–2013Azovmash
2013Anadolu Efes
2014Crvena zvezda
2014–2015Strasbourg IG
2015–2016Budućnost
2016–2017Aris
2018Yeşilgiresun
2018–presentBreogán
Career highlights and awards

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Professional careerEdit

Dragićević grew up with the KK Crvena zvezda youth teams, and patiently improved himself as a player, until he eventually became a team captain and Adriatic League MVP at the senior level.[3] On January 22, 2010, after five years in the club's first team, he was released from the club, due to financial difficulties that the club had fallen into.[4]

On January 25, 2010, he signed with the Italian club Lottomatica Roma, for the rest of the season.[5][6] He spent the following season playing with Alba Berlin, in the Basketball Bundesliga.[7] In July 2011, he signed a two-year contract with the Italian club Angelico Biella.[8] In 30 games played in the Italian League, he averaged 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

In July 2012, he signed a one-year deal with the Ukrainian club Azovmash.[9] In October 2013, he signed a two-month deal with the Turkish team Anadolu Efes.[10] Later that same season, he didn't extend his contract with the team, so he was released.[11] On January 3, 2014, he returned to his former club, Crvena zvezda, signing a contract with them for the rest of the season.[12]

On September 15, 2014, Dragićević signed a one-year deal with the French team Strasbourg IG.[13] On September 24, 2015, he signed with the Montenegrin team Budućnost Podgorica.[14]

On October 12, 2016, Dragićević signed with the Greek club Aris Thessaloniki for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[15]

On January 7, 2018, Dragićević signed with Turkish club Yeşilgiresun Belediye.[16] On December 29, 2018, he signed with Spanish club Cafés Candelas Breogán.[17]

NBA draft rightsEdit

Dragićević was drafted 53rd overall in the 2008 NBA draft, by the Utah Jazz. His draft rights were traded in June 2012 to the Dallas Mavericks.[18] On July 14, 2014, Dragićević's rights were traded to the Chicago Bulls, in exchange for Greg Smith.[19] On January 22, 2019, Dragićević's rights were traded to the Houston Rockets, in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, the rights to Jon Diebler and cash considerations.[20][21]

EuroLeague career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Anadolu Efes 10 2 15.4 .426 .370 .857 1.9 .6 .4 .2 6.2 6.3
Career 10 2 15.4 .426 .370 .857 1.9 .6 .4 .2 6.2 6.3

Personal lifeEdit

He is a twin brother of Strahinja Dragićević who is also a professional basketball player.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tadija Dragicevic Height: 206 cm Weight: 112 kg.
  2. ^ TADIJA DRAGICEVIC basketball profile Height: 206cm / 6'9" Position: Power forward / Center Weight: 112kg.
  3. ^ "Tadija najkorisniji igrač NLB lige". B92.net (in Serbian). 25 March 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Dragićević otišao i oprostio dug Zvezdi". Kosarka.rs (in Serbian). 22 January 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Roma announced Dragicevic". Sportando.net. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Tadija Dragićević u Rimu". Sport.blic.rs (in Serbian). 24 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Alba Berlin adds Dragicevic at forward". Euroleague.net. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Angelico Biella lands Tadija Dragicevic". Sportando.net. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Azovmash Mariupol tabs forward Tadija Dragicevic". Sportando.net. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Tadija Dragićević u Efesu!". Novosti.rs (in Serbian). 14 October 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Anadolu Efes releases Dragicevic". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Tadija se vratio u Zvezdu". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Tadija Dragicevic à la SIG". sigbasket.fr (in French). Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Tadija Dragicevic signs with Buducnost". Sportando.com. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Ο Tadija Dragicevic στον ΑΡΗ". arisbc.gr (in Greek). 12 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Tadija Dragicevic inks with Yesilgiresun". Sportando.com. 7 January 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Dragićević potpisao za Breogan u Španiji". b92.net. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  18. ^ "CLIPPERS ACQUIRE ODOM AS PART OF FOUR-TEAM TRADE". Nba.com. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  19. ^ "Bulls trade Smith to Dallas". NBA.com. July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  20. ^ "BULLS COMPLETE TRADE WITH ROCKETS". NBA.com. January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  21. ^ "Rockets Complete Trade with Chicago". NBA.com. January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  22. ^ "Tadija i Strahinja Dragićević: Blizanci predstavljaju svoju oazu mira na Zlatiboru". hellomagazin.rs. Retrieved 1 September 2013.

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