|2007 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 60th overall by Dallas.|
|2007 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by Dallas, along with cash, to Orlando in exchange for the draft rights to Reyshawn Terry (#44, 2007).|
|13th August, 2007||Russia||Signed a three year contract with Spartak St Petersburg.|
|6th July, 2010||Italy||Signed a three year contract with Montepaschi Siena.|
|10th July, 2011||Lithuania||Loaned by Montepaschi Siena to Zalgiris Kaunas for one year.|
|10th July, 2012||Italy||Left Montepaschi Siena.|
|10th July, 2012||Spain||Signed a two year contract with Bilbao.|
|19th July, 2013||Spain||Left Bilbao.|
|25th July, 2013||Russia||Signed a one year contract with Triumph Lyubertsy.|
|14th July, 2014||NBA||Draft rights traded by Orlando to Chicago in exchange for Anthony Randolph, a 2015 second round pick (#51, Tyler Harvey), a 2016 second round pick (#47, Jake Layman) and cash.|
|18th July, 2014||Turkey||Signed a two year contract with Turk Telekom Ankara.|
|1st June, 2015||Turkey||Left Turk Telkom Ankara.|
|20th January, 2016||Spain||Signed for the remainder of the season with Joventut Badalona.|
|7th December, 2017||Switzerland||Signed for the remainder of the season with Neuchatel.|
|2003 - 2004||Polet Keramika Novi Becej (Serbia, 1B)|
|2004 - 2006||Atlas Banka Novi Beograd (Serbia)|
|2006 - June 2007||BC Mega Ishrana (Serbia)|
|July 2007||Orlando Magic (Summer League)|
|August 2007 - June 2009||Spartak St Petersburg (Russia)|
|July 2009||Orlando Magic (Summer League)|
|July 2009 - June 2010||Spartak St Petersburg (Russia)|
|July 2010 - July 2011||Montepaschi Siena (Italy)|
|July 2011 - June 2012||Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)|
|July 2012 - July 2013||Bilbao (Spain)|
|July 2013 - June 2014||Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia)|
|July 2014 - June 2015||Turk Telekom (Turkey)|
|January 2016 - June 2016||Joventut Badalona (Spain)|
|December 2017 - present||Neuchatel (Switzerland)|
June 29, 2017
Milovan Rakovic - 60th pick, 2007
Did not play last season, and did not do well in the one before. In the decline of his career. Never had NBA athleticism or NBA centre size and definitely not coming over now.
April 2, 2011
Milovan Rakovic (60th pick, 2007)
- Since being drafted, Rakovic has undergone three distinct physical changes, all evident in that picture. His hair fell out, he grew a big beard, and he developed even more upper body strength than before. Rakovic was always big, but he's bloody enormous now, and when served in combination with the rest of the look, it makes him look pretty intimidating. Very intimidating, even.
There's skill to go with the beef. Rakovic was briefly touched upon in the recent Euroleague round-up:
Rakovic was always rugged, but he's put on even more muscle, and is now what can only be described as freaking enormous. He is agile for that size, too, and a versatile offensive player, hitting mid-range jumpshots, running the pick-and-roll, and creating in the post, all with a graceful fluidity of motion and imposingly scary size. He also defends the pick-and-roll better than most big men, particularly those that big.
March 24, 2011
Up front, Ksistof Lavrinovic is not as good as he was, but he still has plenty to give. He retains decent athleticism for a 7 footer on the wrong side of 30, can still drive the ball, crashes the glass in his never-boxing-out way, and can effectively defend both the interior and the perimeter with his combination of size and speed. As always, he is guilty of trying to do too much, turning it over at a high rate and all-too-often resorting to a three point shot he hits at only 27%, and not being always engaged defensively. Yet his inside-outside production remains, and is complimented nicely by Magic draftee Milovan Rakovic. Rakovic was always rugged, but he's put on even more muscle, and is now what can only be described as freaking enormous. He is agile for that size, too, and a versatile offensive player, hitting mid-range jumpshots, running the pick-and-roll, and creating in the post, all with a graceful fluidity of motion and imposingly scary size. He also defends the pick-and-roll better than most big men, particularly those that big.
June 19, 2010
Another ex-NBA draft pick to have signed in Italy is Milovan Rakovic, whose rights are owned by the Magic. Rakovic was one of the best players in the Russian Superleague last year, averaging 15.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in 25 minutes per game for Spartak St Petersburg. He's cashing in on that and moving to Italy to play for Italian powerhouse Montepaschi Siena. There's lots of upheaval in Russia at the moment; the Superleague teams have all signed a pact vowing to break away from the current governing body, with whom they are thoroughly disenfranchised, and to begin running operations on their own. Amidst this upheaval, many players have left; Spartak also released James White (14.8/3.7) and Goran Suton (played 94 minutes all season). Additionally, Unics Kazan have released veteran Lithuanian jumpshooter Saulius Å tombergas, and Lokomotiv Kuban have released their imports James Gist, Andre Owens and Gerald Green. It's probably fair to say that Green will not be returning to the Dallas Mavericks.
April 14, 2010
- Milovan Rakovic
Magic draft pick Rakovic is having a career year and is one of the best players in Russia. He was injured at the start of the year but returned to action in late November, and averaged 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in Spartak St Petersburg's short Eurocup campaign. He is also averaging 27.3 minutes, 16.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in the Russian league, shooting 57% from the field and 73% from the line. Rakovic only takes 3 free throws per game, which needs to go up, but he's scoring a lot of points, efficiently.