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Nikola Vucevic

27-Year-Old        Orlando Magic

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

16.5

REB

9.2

AST

3.4

STL

1.0

BLK

1.1

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Vucevic continues to be one of the better, and increasing rare, ďpureĒ centers in the NBA -- still working largely off post ups and mid-range jumpers. For example, he took 203 hook shots last season, making them at an efficient 55.2 percent clip. He also fired off 611 jump s...

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HT: 7' 0"   WT: 260 lbs   DOB: 10/24/1990  College: USC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #16 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nikola Vucevic Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $53 million contract extension with the Magic in October of 2014.

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Vucevic averaged 16.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists across 57 games played with the Magic during the 2017-18 NBA season.

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Nikola Vucevic NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 PHI 51 15.9 5.5 4.8 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.1 45.0 52.9 0.6 1.7 3.1 0.2 37.5 2.6 5.7 0.4 0.7
2012-13 21 ORL 77 33.2 13.1 11.9 1.9 0.8 1.0 0.0 51.9 68.3 1.8 3.5 8.4 0.0 0.0 6.0 11.5 1.1 1.6
2013-14 22 ORL 57 31.8 14.2 11.0 1.8 1.1 0.8 0.0 50.7 76.6 2.0 3.2 7.7 0.0 0.0 6.2 12.2 1.8 2.4
2014-15 23 ORL 74 34.2 19.3 10.9 2.0 0.7 0.7 0.0 52.3 75.2 2.0 3.2 7.7 0.1 33.3 8.5 16.3 2.2 2.9
2015-16 24 ORL 65 31.3 18.2 8.9 2.8 0.8 1.1 0.0 51.0 75.3 1.9 2.7 6.2 0.1 22.2 8.2 16.1 1.7 2.3
2016-17 25 ORL 75 28.8 14.6 10.4 2.8 1.0 1.0 0.3 46.8 66.9 1.6 2.3 8.0 1.0 30.7 6.4 13.7 1.4 2.1
2017-18 26 ORL 57 29.5 16.5 9.2 3.4 1.0 1.1 1.1 47.5 81.9 1.9 1.8 7.4 3.6 31.4 7.0 14.7 1.4 1.6
2017-18 Projections 27 ORL 75 28.8 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nikola Vucevic

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Nikola Vucevic NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 2 20.5 9.5 7.0 5.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 40.9 100.0 1.5 1.0 6.0 0.5 0.0 4.5 11.0 0.5 0.5
Last 30 Days 8 26.6 13.8 10.9 3.9 0.9 1.4 0.1 40.0 92.9 1.4 2.5 8.4 2.3 5.6 6.0 15.0 1.6 1.8
Last 5 Games 5 23.0 10.0 9.4 4.0 1.0 1.6 0.0 36.8 88.9 1.0 1.2 8.2 1.2 0.0 4.2 11.4 1.6 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 26.7 13.2 10.0 3.5 1.1 1.1 0.3 38.7 92.9 1.3 2.2 7.8 2.2 13.6 5.8 15.0 1.3 1.4
Last 20 Games 20 28.9 15.0 9.3 3.6 0.8 1.0 0.5 44.0 84.8 1.9 1.8 7.5 2.6 19.2 6.6 14.9 1.4 1.7

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Nikola Vucevic
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 11 WAS 101-92 12 2 4 3 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
Apr 9 @MIL 102-86 29 17 10 7 0 3 3 8 17 1 1 0 0 1 9 4
Apr 8 @TOR 112-101 23 10 9 3 2 1 0 5 10 0 0 0 1 1 8 1
Apr 6 CHA 100-137 Did Not Play
Apr 4 DAL 105-100 Did Not Play
Apr 3 @NYK 73-97 20 11 10 4 0 1 2 4 6 3 4 0 1 1 9 1
Apr 1 @ATL 94-88 31 10 14 3 2 3 0 3 19 4 4 0 3 2 12 2
Mar 30 CHI 82-90 31 12 14 3 1 2 1 5 16 2 2 0 4 3 11 4
Mar 28 BKN 104-111 31 24 15 5 0 0 3 11 21 1 1 1 3 4 11 2
Mar 24 PHO 105-99 36 24 11 3 1 1 2 11 26 2 2 0 5 7 4 3
Mar 22 PHI 98-118 22 7 4 1 1 0 1 3 11 0 0 1 2 1 3 3
Mar 20 TOR 86-93 32 15 9 3 3 0 1 7 19 0 0 1 2 1 8 2
Mar 16 BOS 83-92 29 12 4 2 0 1 0 6 14 0 0 0 3 1 3 5
Mar 14 MIL 126-117 33 22 9 9 4 0 4 8 14 5 5 1 2 1 8 2
Mar 13 @SAS 108-72 24 10 10 1 0 0 4 5 14 0 0 0 2 3 7 2
Mar 10 @LAC 113-105 30 17 10 2 1 1 2 8 20 0 0 1 4 1 9 5
Mar 9 @SAC 94-88 33 13 5 3 0 1 3 5 11 3 4 0 2 0 5 1
Mar 7 @LAL 108-107 35 24 12 6 0 2 1 11 18 1 1 1 4 2 10 4
Mar 5 @UTA 94-80 32 15 12 3 0 1 5 6 11 0 0 3 3 0 12 4
Mar 3 MEM 107-100 28 19 6 2 0 1 0 8 14 2 5 1 2 1 5 3
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Mar 2 DET 115-106 38 22 12 6 0 1 4 9 19 4 4 0 5 3 9 2
Feb 28 TOR 104-117 29 14 6 3 0 0 2 7 13 0 0 0 3 2 4 3
Feb 26 @OKC 112-105 33 15 7 3 1 2 3 6 13 0 0 3 5 3 4 5
Feb 24 @PHI 116-105 30 15 9 3 2 2 3 6 13 2 2 1 4 0 9 1
Feb 22 NYK 113-120 24 19 6 1 2 2 1 8 11 1 3 2 3 1 5 2
Feb 14 CHA 102-104 Did Not Play
Feb 12 @CHI 105-101 Did Not Play
Feb 10 MIL 104-111 Did Not Play
Feb 8 ATL 100-98 Did Not Play
Feb 6 CLE 116-98 Did Not Play
Feb 5 @MIA 109-111 Did Not Play
Feb 3 WAS 98-115 Did Not Play
Jan 31 LAL 127-105 Did Not Play
Jan 30 @HOU 114-107 Did Not Play
Jan 27 @IND 114-112 Did Not Play
Jan 23 SAC 99-105 Did Not Play
Jan 21 @BOS 95-103 Did Not Play
Jan 18 @CLE 104-103 Did Not Play
Jan 16 MIN 108-102 Did Not Play
Jan 12 @WAS 125-119 Did Not Play
Jan 10 @MIL 110-103 Did Not Play
Jan 9 @DAL 114-99 Did Not Play
Jan 6 CLE 127-131 Did Not Play
Jan 3 HOU 98-116 Did Not Play
Jan 1 @BKN 98-95 Did Not Play
Dec 30 MIA 111-117 Did Not Play
Dec 28 DET 102-89 Did Not Play
Dec 26 @MIA 107-89 Did Not Play
Dec 23 @WAS 130-103 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 22 NOP 97-111 28 21 8 2 2 0 3 7 20 7 8 0 3 5 3 2
Dec 20 @CHI 112-94 31 18 10 5 0 0 2 8 21 2 2 0 4 1 9 4
Dec 17 @DET 114-110 36 24 14 7 1 2 2 10 20 0 0 4 6 3 11 2
Dec 15 POR 88-95 35 26 14 1 1 1 3 12 20 0 0 2 5 3 11 3
Dec 13 LAC 95-106 31 14 12 3 4 2 2 7 16 0 0 0 2 2 10 1
Dec 9 @ATL 117-110 38 31 13 10 1 1 2 13 18 1 1 4 6 2 11 3
Dec 8 DEN 89-103 32 21 17 2 1 4 4 10 19 0 0 1 5 4 13 1
Dec 6 ATL 110-106 40 22 16 4 2 4 2 9 19 2 2 2 7 5 11 3
Dec 4 @CHA 104-94 27 10 8 5 2 2 2 5 12 0 0 0 3 1 7 4
Dec 3 @NYK 100-105 35 34 12 3 0 2 1 13 19 7 7 1 4 2 10 5
Dec 1 GSW 112-133 26 6 7 2 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 1 2 5 1
Nov 29 OKC 121-108 31 15 7 7 0 0 0 7 13 1 2 0 4 0 7 3
Nov 27 @IND 121-109 37 16 12 3 0 3 3 7 17 0 0 2 5 3 9 5
Nov 25 @PHI 130-111 33 14 14 3 1 0 1 5 15 4 6 0 4 1 13 2
Nov 24 @BOS 118-103 21 12 11 2 3 1 1 6 13 0 0 0 2 5 6 2
Nov 22 @MIN 124-118 34 11 14 4 0 1 4 5 13 0 0 1 4 1 13 4
Nov 20 IND 97-105 29 25 13 2 1 1 4 11 19 0 0 3 6 7 6 4
Nov 18 UTA 85-125 24 8 2 1 3 2 1 3 11 0 0 2 3 1 1 2
Nov 15 @POR 99-94 31 11 10 4 0 0 3 5 11 0 0 1 4 0 10 1
Nov 13 @GSW 110-100 27 20 5 4 1 0 0 7 13 4 4 2 5 0 5 1
Nov 11 @DEN 125-107 24 8 6 2 0 0 2 4 12 0 1 0 3 2 4 4
Nov 10 @PHO 112-128 26 19 7 2 0 1 1 6 13 4 4 3 6 1 6 2
Nov 8 NYK 112-99 33 24 5 1 4 1 1 9 16 3 3 3 6 1 4 2
Nov 5 BOS 88-104 32 13 10 7 2 0 0 6 15 0 0 1 4 1 9 0
Nov 3 CHI 83-105 29 14 3 2 1 0 5 6 11 0 0 2 3 0 3 2
Nov 1 @MEM 99-101 32 7 5 4 1 0 4 3 11 0 0 1 3 1 4 3
Oct 30 @NOP 99-115 33 20 8 3 0 0 0 9 17 1 2 1 2 0 8 2
Oct 29 @CHA 120-113 33 15 10 3 1 0 1 6 17 1 2 2 8 2 8 4
Oct 27 SAS 114-87 23 15 2 3 0 2 3 6 9 0 0 3 3 1 1 1
Oct 24 BKN 125-121 32 12 9 1 0 3 1 6 17 0 0 0 5 0 9 1
Oct 21 @CLE 93-114 28 23 7 5 1 3 0 11 16 0 0 1 3 1 6 2
Oct 20 @BKN 126-121 35 41 12 3 0 0 4 17 22 1 2 6 8 1 11 5
Oct 18 MIA 116-109 32 19 12 1 2 2 1 6 12 7 8 0 3 2 10 1
Nikola Vucevic Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Nikola Vucevic – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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2.  Bismack Biyombo

3.  Khem Birch

4.  Marreese Speights

5.  Jonathan Isaac

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True Shooting Percentage

53.3%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Nikola Vucevic has a true shooting percentage of 53.3%.

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Nikola Vucevic NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 PHI 51 36.0 12.5 10.9 1.4 0.9 1.5 0.1 45.0 52.9 1.5 3.9 7.0 0.4 37.5 5.8 12.9 0.8 1.5
2012-13 21 ORL 77 36.0 14.2 12.9 2.0 0.9 1.1 0.0 51.9 68.3 2.0 3.8 9.1 0.0 0.0 6.5 12.5 1.2 1.8
2013-14 22 ORL 57 36.0 16.1 12.4 2.1 1.2 0.9 0.0 50.7 76.6 2.2 3.7 8.8 0.0 0.0 7.0 13.8 2.1 2.7
2014-15 23 ORL 74 36.0 20.3 11.5 2.1 0.8 0.8 0.0 52.3 75.2 2.1 3.4 8.1 0.1 33.3 9.0 17.2 2.3 3.1
2015-16 24 ORL 65 36.0 20.9 10.2 3.2 0.9 1.2 0.0 51.0 75.3 2.2 3.1 7.1 0.2 22.2 9.4 18.5 2.0 2.7
2016-17 25 ORL 75 36.0 18.2 13.0 3.5 1.3 1.2 0.4 46.8 66.9 1.9 2.9 10.0 1.2 30.7 8.0 17.2 1.8 2.7
2017-18 26 ORL 57 36.0 20.1 11.2 4.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 47.5 81.9 2.3 2.2 9.0 4.4 31.4 8.5 18.0 1.6 2.0
2017-18 Projections 27 ORL 75 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nikola Vucevic

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Nikola Vucevic NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 20 PHI 51 812 283 246 31 20 34 3 45.0 52.9 33 88 158 8 37.5 131 291 18 34
2012-13 21 ORL 77 2559 1008 917 143 61 79 0 51.9 68.3 141 273 644 3 0.0 461 889 86 126
2013-14 22 ORL 57 1812 811 626 104 60 47 0 50.7 76.6 112 185 441 0 0.0 353 696 105 137
2014-15 23 ORL 74 2529 1428 810 147 54 54 2 52.3 75.2 148 238 572 6 33.3 631 1206 164 218
2015-16 24 ORL 65 2037 1181 576 179 53 70 2 51.0 75.3 123 174 402 9 22.2 533 1046 113 150
2016-17 25 ORL 75 2163 1096 779 208 76 74 23 46.8 66.9 117 176 603 75 30.7 483 1031 107 160
2017-18 26 ORL 57 1684 939 523 191 56 63 64 47.5 81.9 109 101 422 204 31.4 399 840 77 94
2017-18 Projections 27 ORL 75 2160 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nikola Vucevic

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Nikola Vucevic NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2011-12 20 PHI 51 15.9 46.2 45.5 8.4 8.9 0.9 7.9
2012-13 21 ORL 77 33.2 53.4 51.9 11.6 11.5 1.0 20.8
2013-14 22 ORL 57 31.8 53.6 50.7 10.7 11.5 0.9 20.4
2014-15 23 ORL 74 34.2 54.8 52.4 9.2 9.3 1.0 23.2
2015-16 24 ORL 65 31.3 53.1 51.1 12.7 8.7 1.5 21.3
2016-17 25 ORL 75 28.8 49.8 48.0 14.6 8.2 1.8 20.2
2017-18 26 ORL 57 29.5 53.3 51.3 16.2 9.2 1.8 21.1
2017-18 Projections 27 ORL 75 28.8 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nikola Vucevic

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Nikola Vucevic: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vucevic will play "not big minutes" according to coach Frank Vogel during Wednesday's season finale against the Wizards, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Vucevic finished with 17 points (8-17 FG, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in 29 minutes during Monday's 102-86 loss to the Bucks.

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Vucevic supplied 10 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot in 23 minutes during Sunday's 112-101 loss to the Raptors.

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Vucevic (back) will play in Sunday's matchup with the Raptors, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

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Vucevic (back) has been deemed probable for Sunday's tilt against the Raptors, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Vucevic is out for Friday's contest against the Hornets due to lower back tightness.

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Vucevic (rest) is not listed on the injury report for Friday's game against the Hornets.

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Vucevic will sit out Wednesday's game against the Mavericks for rest, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Vucevic totaled 10 points (3-19 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals across 31 minutes in Sunday's 94-88 loss to the Hawks.

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Vucevic tallied 12 points (5-16 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal across 31 minutes during a 90-82 loss to the Bulls on Friday.

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Vucevic posted 24 points (11-21 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 15 rebounds and five assists across 31 minutes during Wednesday's 111-104 loss to the Nets.

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Vucevic accounted for 24 points (11-26 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 36 minutes in Saturday's 105-99 win over the Suns.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Vucevic missed a combined 17 games a season ago due to knee, groin and leg injuries, but when active, he remained one of the more productive fantasy centers around. Though he saw his numbers dip in most areas with coach Scott Skiles limiting his playing time a little more compared to the year before, Vucevic still pumped out averages of 18.2 points (on 51.0% shooting), 8.9 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.1 blocks and 0.8 steals in 31.1 minutes per game. For all the great work he did in shouldering the offense, Vucevic remains a below-average defender, with his decline as a rebounder and shot blocker in particular making him a liability on that end. Those flaws in Vucevicís game evidently rankled the organization, as the team put significant resources into improving their defensive effort in the frontcourt during the offseason by trading for Serge Ibaka and signing Bismack Biyombo. Both players are long, fleet-footed shot blockers who fit the mold of what new coach Frank Vogel is looking for defensively from his big men, while Vucevic is in the antithesis of that. As such, thereís some uncertainty heading into the upcoming season whether Vucevic will be able to hold off Biyombo for the starting center job, much less remain with the Magic for the entire year. Considering Biyombo was signed to a four-year, $72 million deal, it seems likely that, if not traded, Vucevic will at the very least cede plenty of court time to Biyombo, which would result in a stark downgrade in his fantasy value. Vucevic might still be capable of approaching double-double production even in a reduced role, but donít invest in him with the expectation that heíll be able to replicate last yearís numbers.

2015-16

Narrowly missing an All-Star berth, Vucevic turned in the best season of his career after signing a four-year extension last summer. In a career-high 34 minutes per game over 74 contests, Vucevic averaged 19.3 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks while shooting 52 percent from the field and 75 percent from the foul line. He was one of 17 players to shoot at least 50 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line last season. The 24-year-old Montenegrin remained a prolific and rabid mid-range shooter, hoisting 460 shots from that zone, and an incredible rebounder, recording 45 double-doubles, fifth most in the NBA. Vucevic continued to struggle on defense, allowing opponents to convert 54 percent of their shots at the rim, the catalyst behind former interim coach James Borrego slotting Dewayne Dedmon into the starting lineup. His free-throw rate declined because of his propensity to hoist from mid-range and ineptitude at establishing post position on offense. The Magic welcome experienced head coach Scott Skiles to the sidelines this season, and Vucevic has proven he's the optimal choice at starting center.

2014-15

Nikola Vucevic is entering his fourth NBA season. The 24-year-old center averaged 14.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 32 minutes over the course of 57 games last season. Vucevic shot 50 percent from the field on 12.2 attempts per game and 77 percent from the free-throw line on 2.4 attempts per game. Playing two fewer minutes per game, his stats across the board showed little statistical improvement, with the exception of an eight percent increase in free-throw shooting, becoming one of fifteen centers to shoot better than 50 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line last season. Vucevic cemented his reputation as a prolific rebounder, possessing the 10th best rebounding rate last season (27.6 percent) and finishing eighth in rebounds per game. His 36 double-doubles in only 57 games left him tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference, with Nikola Pekovic recording the next most double-doubles (23) for those with fewer than 60 games played (54). Vucevic is close to automatic outside of 16 feet (44 percent mid-range), a three percent improvement from his previous season. The one flaw in his game remains his defense, where he allowed opponents to shoot 56 percent at the rim, manifesting itself into a mediocre block rate.

2013-14

Vucevic was one of the true breakout fantasy options last season. After playing a limited role in Philly as a rookie, Vucevic was sent to Orlando as part of a seemingly under-whelming package in the three-team Dwight Howard trade. A rebuilding Magic squad wasted no time making Vucevic a significant part of the rotation, enlisting him as the team's starting center from Day 1. The 22-year-old big man responded with averages of 13.1 points, 11.9 rebounds and 1.0 block in 33 minutes per game. He showed marked improvements in his shooting efficiency (52 percent from the floor, 68 percent from the line) during his sophomore campaign, and given his 75-percent shooting clip from the charity stripe during his collegiate career, there's still some room for growth. He's a double-double machine with a polished low-post game and decent jump shot and should continue to thrive as one of Orlando's new building blocks.

2012-13

The 16th overall pick in the 2011 draft put together a decent but under-the-radar rookie season for the Sixers last year. He finished with averages of 5.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in just 16 minutes per game. Those numbers donít jump out of the box score, but his per-36 minute averages of 12.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks do hint at his potential. And that potential could be realized as soon as this season thanks to an offseason trade to the Magic. As part of the Dwight Howard deal, Vucevic lands on a rebuilding Magic team that will be desperate for production in the low post. He has great size (7-0, 260) while also possessing a strong face-up jumper and a decent feel around the basket. Like many young players, Vucevic still needs to work on his efficiency, as he shot just 45 percent from the floor and 52.9 percent from the free-throw line. At 22, Vucevic will probably need a couple of years to reach his full potential, but heíll have plenty of opportunities to earn a significant role in Orlando. Donít forget his name when targeting breakout candidates for your fantasy frontcourt.

2011-12

The first-round draft pick (16th overall) will have an opportunity to play some significant minutes at center. Coach Doug Collins has mentioned that he expects Vucevic to get about 15 minutes per game, but if Spencer Hawes continues to struggle with his inconsistency, Vucevic could capitalize on the opportunity to earn more floor time. Collins likes his mobility, his feel around the post, and his strong jump shot. He could provide fantasy value in deeper leagues.