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Vlade Divac Profile

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Vlade Divac ProfilePosition: Center
Born: 02/03/68
Height: 7-1 / 2,16
Weight: 260 lbs. / 117,9 kg.
From: Serbia, Montegro

Career: Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st. round (26th pick overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft... Traded to the Charlotte Hornets for the draft rights to Kobe Bryant on 7/11/96... Signed as a free agent by the Sacramento Kings on 1/22/99... Signed as a free agent by the Lakers on 2004... 10/7/05: retired.

The News:

Divac told the Lakers his back was not completely healed and he didn't wanted to play like this, so making use of a $2 million dollars clause included in the original deal, the Lakers bought out Divac's second year of contract which was worth $5.4 million.

Divac, who was originally drafted by the Lakers in 1989, could play only 15 games last season, averaging 2.3 points and 2.1 rebounds. But he leaves behind a 16-year career where he averaged 11.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists, was one of the first international players to have NBA impact and is one of only 3 players in NBA history (together with Abdul-Jabbar and Hakeem Olajuwon) to get 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocked shots. You can review.

In the middle of a rebuilding season and with a roster of young players the Lakers will miss Divac's leadership.

He will still work for the team as a scout in Europe.

Statistics Career
PPG 11.8
RPG 8.2
APG 3.1
BPG 1.40

NBA Titles: none

NBA Teams:
Lakers -> Hornetts ->
Kings -> Lakers

FIBA World Championship Gold Medals: 2 - 1990 and 2002 with Yugoslavia National Basketball Team

Olympic Medals: 2 silver medals - 1988 and 1996 with Yugoslavia .

One of 3 players in NBA history to get 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocked shots

Divac in Lakers history:
at the moment of his retirement he ranked...
- 4th in blocked shots (830) and 5th in blocks per game (1.55)
- 10th in steals (649)
- 12th in rebounds (4545)
- 16th in minutes played (15517) and 17th in games played (535)
- 17th in total points (6531) and in field goals made (2553)

Vlade Divac Career Highs

Points 34 vs. Phoenix 1/02/01
Field Goals Made 15 vs. Denver 4/08/94
Field Goals Attempted 26 vs. Denver 2/03/95
Three Point Field Goals Made 2 8 Times
Three Point Field Goals Attempted 4 3 Times
Free Throws Made 14 vs. Washington 3/21/00
Free Throws Attempted 19 vs. Vancouver5/05/99
Offensive Rebounds 13 vs. L.A. Clippers 11/16/93
Defensive Rebounds 21 vs. Utah 2/06/94
Total Rebounds 24 2 Times
Assists 13 vs. Vancouver 4/05/96
Steals 6 2 Times
Blocks 12 vs. New Jersey 2/12/97
Minutes Played 50 3 Times

Vlade Divac Career Highlights

* He retired as one of only 3 players in NBA history to totalize at least 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocked. The other two ar Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Hakeem Olajuwon.

* Earned first selection to NBA All-Star Game in 2001.

* Ranked 12th in the NBA in field-goal percentage (.503) in 1999-2000.

* Ranked 2nd on the Kings in scoring (14.3 ppg), rebounds (10.0 rpg, 10th in the NBA), assists (4.3 apg) and blocked shots (1.02 bpg) in 1998-99.

* Led the Kings in rebounding 17 times, in assists 12 times and in scoring 10 times, and got 20 double-doubles in 1998-99.

* Led the Hornets in 1997-98 in blocked shots (1.47 bpg) and was 2nd on the team in rebounding (8.7 rpg) and steals (1.30 spg).

* Led the Hornets in 1996-97 in blocked shots (2.22 bpg, 7th in NBA), steals (1.27 spg) and minutes (35.1 mpg) and ranked 2nd in rebounding (9.0 rpg).

* Registered his 1,000th career blocked shot against the Boston Celtics on 4/9/97.

* Grabbed his 5,000th career rebound against the Phoenix Suns on 2/17/97.

* Blocked a career-high and Hornets' franchise-record 12 shots, adding 18 points and 9 rebounds, against the New Jersey Nets on 2/12/97.

* Recorded his 4th career triple-double, with 10 points, a career-high 13 assists and 10 rebounds, against the Vancouver Grizzlies on 4/5/96.

* Matched a Lakers' franchise record with 13 offensive rebounds against the L.A. Clippers on 11/16/93.

* Led the Lakers in scoring once (1993-94), in rebounding five times (1990-91, 1992-93 to 1995-96) and in blocked shots four times (1989-90, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1994-95).

* Ranks 3rd in Lakers' franchise history with 833 blocked shots.

* Appeared in the 1991 NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls and has averaged 12.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 2.4 apg in 63 career NBA Playoff games.

* Named to the 1989-90 NBA All-Rookie First Team after averaging 8.5 ppg and 6.2 rpg for the Lakers.

* Earned silver medals with Yugoslavia at the 1988 and 1996 Olympic games

Vlade Divac Pictures

Vlade Divac - 2004 Press Conference (Lakers) Photo
Vlade Divac - 2004 Press Conference (Lakers) Photo
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