April 2, 2011
Nedzad Sinanovic (54th pick, 2003)
- At the age of 28, Sinanovic continues to shuffle between ACB and LEB Gold teams. He has spent the past two seasons with Unicaja Malaga, being funnelled back and forth between them and their LEB Gold feeder team, Rincon. For Rincon, Sinanovic has averaged 13.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.6 fouls and 1.2 blocks per game in 25 minutes of 23 contests; for Malaga, he's appeared in 11 games. After one of them - a Euroleague game against Caja Laboral - Sinanovic played 23 minutes, and recoreded 18 points and 5 rebounds, and was then immediately demoted back to Rincon. Sinanovic's ferrying-about is apparently due at least in part due to his passport situation; it was expected that the Bosnian would get a Spanish passport, but he did not, making it harder to incorporate him in the regular first team due to regulations on the amount of non-Spaniards a team can play. But it is also due in no small part due to his lack of development. For all his size, Sinanovic still just plays damn soft.
Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 0%
April 24, 2010
- Nedzad Sinanovic
Blazers draft pick Sinanovic is being kept far away from Ha Seung-Jin, signed as he is in Spain. Sinanovic has bounced between Unicaja Malaga and their LEB Gold feeder team, Clinicas Rincon Axarquia. He has played all of two games and 8 minutes for Malaga, and 31 games for Axarquia. In those 31 games he has averaged 26 minutes, 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, shooting 62% from the field and 75% from the foul line, making him one of the best players in the LEB Gold. But Sinanovic turns 27 in less than two months. If he was ever going to be NBA ready, he would be doing this with the big league club by now.