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Aleksandar Pavlovic
SG/SF - 6'7, 235lbs - 40 years old - 10 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
  • Birthdate: 11/15/1983
  • Drafted (NBA): 19th pick, 2003
  • Pre-draft team: Buducnost (Montenegro)
  • Country: Montenegro/Serbia
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2003 NBA DraftNBADrafted 19th overall by Utah.
23rd July, 2003NBASigned four year, $5,535,326 rookie scale contract with Utah. Included team option for 2006/07.
22nd June, 2004NBASelected by Charlotte in the 2004 NBA Expansion Draft.
23rd June, 2004NBATraded by Charlotte to Cleveland in exchange for a 2007 first round pick (#22, Jared Dudley).
31st October, 2005NBACleveland exercised 2006/07 team option.
1st November, 2007NBARe-signed by Cleveland to a partially guaranteed three year, $13,696,250 contract.
25th July, 2009NBATraded by Cleveland, along with Ben Wallace, a 2010 second round pick (#60, Dwayne Collins) and cash to Phoenix in exchange for Shaquille O'Neal.
14th September, 2009NBAWaived by Phoenix.
17th September, 2009NBASigned a one year, $1.5 million contract with Minnesota.
10th January, 2011NBASigned a 10 day contract with Dallas.
20th January, 2011NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Dallas.
4th February, 2011NBASigned a 10 day contract with New Orleans.
3rd March, 2011NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Boston.
12th December, 2011NBARe-signed by Boston to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
20th July, 2012NBAAs a part of a three team deal, signed and traded by Boston with a partially guaranteed three year, $4,080,710 contract to Portland, along with two 2013 second round picks (#39, Jeff Withey; #45, Marko Todorovic) and cash, and along with JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a 2013 second round pick (#32, Alejando Abrines) to Houston, in exchange for Courtney Lee from Houston.
6th July, 2013NBAWaived by Portland.
9th February, 2014SerbiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Partizan Belgrade.
2nd December, 2014SerbiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Partizan Belgrade.
9th July, 2015GreeceSigned a one year contract with Panathinaikos.
Career Moves
2000 - June 2003Buducnost Podgorica (Montenegro)
June 2003 - June 2004Utah Jazz (NBA)
June 2004Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
June 2004 - June 2009Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
June 2009 - September 2009Phoenix Suns (NBA)
September 2009 - July 2010Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
January 2011Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
February 2011New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
March 2011 - June 2012Boston Celtics (NBA)
July 2012 - July 2013Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
February 2014 - June 2015Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
July 2015 - June 2016Panathinaikos (Greece)
Articles about Aleksandar Pavlovic

December 13, 2013

Sasha Pavlovic - Pavlovic has played ten years in the NBA, and posted 9 seasons of a single digit PER. He is now out of the league. Seems the league finally caught on.

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June 11, 2013

[...] Concurrent with these moves, Cleveland was embroiled in the long-since-forgotten-about holdouts of Anderson Varejao and Sasha Pavlovic. Both restricted free agents out of contract that summer, both unhappy with Cleveland's best offer, and yet both seemingly unable to get more on the market, the two held out of training camp, waiting for enormous deals that never came. From memory, Pavlovic wanted roughly six years and $40 million, while Varejao wanted $10 million per annum.

The two held out all through the free agency period, all through training camp, all through preseason, and into the regular season. It is precisely because of this that Tolliver, as well as Demetris Nichols, made the Cavaliers roster that season. Pavlovic was the first to crack - he agreed to re-sign to a partially guaranteed three year $13,696,250 contract that he was waived after only two years of. He signed this contract on October 31st 2007, the second day of the regular season. And when he did so, Tolliver was waived to open up a roster spot.

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January 10, 2011

Sasha Pavlovic - Several years of poor production finally took their toll, and Sasha was unable to take his 5.4 PER last season and turn it into a new contract. He has not played since, forgoing European basketball offers in favour of trying to get back into the NBA. Even if you don't like PER as a statistic, its uses become obvious when it is considered that Sasha's PER has been above 9.0 only once in his entire NBA career, and even the one "good" year was a below average 12.1. But he does offer size, experience, and the increasingly occasional good outside shooting night.

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