|Summer 2010||Croatia||Signed a three year contract with KK Zagreb.|
|May 2012||Croatia||Left KK Zagreb.|
|11th July, 2012||NBA||Signed a four year contract with Barcelona.|
|2015 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 5th overall by Orlando.|
|29th June, 2015||Spain||Left Barcelona.|
|10th July, 2015||NBA||Signed four year, $16,896,871 rookie scale contract with Orlando. Included team options for 2017/18 and 2018/19.|
|25th October, 2016||NBA||Orlando exercised 2017/18 team option.|
|2008 - 2010||KK Dubrovnik (Croatia)|
|2010 - May 2012||KK Zagreb (Croatia)|
|July 2012 - June 2015||Barcelona (Spain)|
|June 2015 - present||Orlando Magic (NBA)|
January 21, 2018
Inconsistent though they are, Hezonja’s contributions on any given night are hard to gauge. He continues to call his own number offensively in a way that is key to his development and his NBA future – he is only going to survive in the league if he can prove he can score the ball – but a wobbly handle and inconsistent touch from outside does limit how well that can go. Nevertheless, averaging 22.8 fantasy points over the last seven games, Hezonja is normally good for something off the bench, all of which is value at this price.
June 29, 2017
SG/SF/PF, 6’8, 215lbs, 22 years old, 2 years of experience
Very disappointing sophomore season for Hezonja in which he shot 35.5% from the field and, aside from slight improvements in his turnover and rebounding numbers, regressed in all facets. Taking more shots than before sent his efficiency into free-fall, and while the jump shot from all ranges is the bulk of his game, only 30.9% of them went in. He is athletic and flashes good passing vision, but he cannot dribble in traffic, isn’t making shots, and the baseline for his offensive projection is now very low. On the plus side, though, his defence did improve, both on small forwards and small-ball power forwards, learning angles and rotations better and being able to stay in front more often with the position shift away from the wing. But the improvements have not made him a stand-out defender; the most stand-out aspect of his game at the moment is how few of the shots go in.
Player Plan: Two years of rookie scale salary remaining. Keep and work hard on skills development, particularly the jumper, which will be key to the effectiveness of his odd package of skills.