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Predrag Stojakovic
SF - 6'10, 229lbs - 47 years old - 13 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2011 season
  • Birthdate: 06/09/1977
  • Drafted (NBA): 14th pick, 1996
  • Pre-draft team: PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Country: Serbia/Greece
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
1996 NBA DraftNBADrafted 14th overall by Sacramento.
9th June, 1998NBASigned three year, **
16th August, 2000NBASigned a six year, $39,375,000 extension with Sacramento. Included team option after 2005/06 season.
25th January, 2006NBATraded by Sacramento to Indiana in exchange for Ron Artest.
27th June, 2006NBAExercised early termination option.
12th July, 2006NBASigned and traded by Indiana with a five year, $62.64 million contract to New Orleans, along with cash, in exchange for the draft rights to Andrew Betts (#50, 1998). Included early termination after 2009/10 season.
30th June, 2010NBADeclined early termination option.
20th November, 2010NBATraded by New Orleans, along with Jerryd Bayless, to Toronto in exchange for David Andersen, Marcus Banks and Jarrett Jack.
20th January, 2011NBAWaived by Toronto.
24th January, 2011NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Dallas.
Career Moves
1991 - 1993Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
1993 - June 1998PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece)
January 1999 - January 2006Sacramento Kings (NBA)
January 2006 - June 2006Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2006 - November 2010New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
November 2010 - January 2011Toronto Raptors (NBA)
January 2011 - June 2011Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Articles about Predrag Stojakovic

March 19, 2013

Predrag Stojakovic - Has done some ambassadorial work for the NBA, but in retirement, has mostly just chilled.

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February 26, 2011

Joel Przybilla also had a trade kicker, invoked upon his trade to the Bobcats, and Peja Stojakovic's trade bonus was invoked upon his trade to Toronto, about a month before the deadline. Additionally, Lou Amundson's deal with Golden State, signed after the publish date of the original post, also contained a 15% trade kicker, as did Shannon Brown's new contract with the L.A. Lakers.

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June 14, 2010

The Hornets are in the process of being sold. George Shinn is selling his majority stake in the team to Gary Chouest, a current minority owner and local businessman with (supposedly) deep pockets. Shinn was never the sprendthrift owner he has recently been made out to be, but the Hornets's problem was not an unwillingness to spend. Instead, their problem has been has been an inability to spend very well. Handicapped by Peja Stojakovic's spectacular salary and the overpayment of backups such as Peterson and James Posey, the Hornets have been making their team worse in a bid to avoid the luxury tax. They just about managed this last year, but only by taking on the salary of Darius Songaila in a rousing crescendo of fail.


Filling out the remaining spots on that roster will again put the team back into tax territory. But things are manageable by then. Darius Songaila could always be pawned off for a slightly smaller expiring salary, or for a longer one of a decent player. The same is true of Peja; now that he's finally expiring, he's finally an asset and not a burden.

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