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Position
C
 
Jersey
9
Name  Nikola Vucevic
Born  10/24/1990
Height  7-0
Weight  250
College  USC
4/13/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) is done for the season, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Vucevic (14.2 ppg, 11 rpg) will end up missing the final seven games of the season. The 23-year-old averaged a double-double for the second straight season.
 
4/11/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic is expected to miss Friday's game against Washington.
Insight: He's still bothered by a sore Achilles. At this point, it's probably safe to assume that Vucevic won't play again this season, though he is traveling with the team. That leaves Kyle O'Quinn (5.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg) is getting about 28-30 minutes per game.
 
4/9/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic won't be in action Wednesday versus Brooklyn. SOURCE: John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com
Insight: He's been bothered by a sore Achilles. At this point, it's probably safe to assume that Vucevic won't play again this season. That leaves Kyle O'Quinn (5.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and Andrew Nicholson (5.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg) as the team's best low post options.
 
4/5/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) will not play Saturday, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com.
Insight: Vucevic (14.2 ppg, 11.0 rpg) was a late scratch Friday night due to a soreness in his left Achilles and he'll miss his 20th game of the season Saturday.
 
4/5/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) is questionable for Saturday's game, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Vucevic (14.2 ppg, 11.0 rpg) was a late scratch Friday night due to a soreness in his left Achilles.
 
4/4/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic was a last minute scratch Friday against Charlotte. SOURCE: Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Vucevic (14.2 ppg, 11.0 rpg) is dealing with an Achilles injury. Friday marks the 7-footer's 19th absence of the season.
 
3/28/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic was a monster on the glass Friday against Charlotte, finishing with 23 rebounds.
Insight: Vucevic added 24 points to record his first 20-20 game since Nov. 6.
 
3/23/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had 16 points, 13 boards, five assists and two steals Saturday at Utah.
Insight: Vucevic played 43 minutes after seeing just nine Wednesday at Phoenix. He appears to be recovered from his sprained ankle.
 
3/18/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will be active for Tuesday's game at Golden State. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: A sprained ankle limited Vucevic (14.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg) to eight points in his last outing. That ended his double-double streak at eight games in a row. We'll see if he can start a new streak Tuesday against the Warriors.
 
Hot3/18/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) will be a game-time decision Tuesday, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel
Insight: Vucevic injured his ankle during Friday's game and went to the locker room, but he was able to return and played 37 minutes. He also participated in shootaround Tuesday and will probably play unless he suffers a setback in warmups. The center has produced 16 double-doubles in his last 21 games.
 
Hot3/17/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic (ankle) will travel with the team to California for Tuesday's game against the Warriors, but his status is unclear, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Vucevic injured his ankle during Friday's game and went to the locker room, but he was able to return and played 37 minutes. The center has produced 16 double-doubles in his last 21 games.
 
Hot3/14/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic suffered a left ankle injury Friday and had to go to the locker room, according to John Denton of orlandomagic.com. However, he was able to check back into the game 20 minutes later.
Insight: Vucevic injured the same ankle in January and missed two games, but he appears to have avoided a major sprain this time.
 
Hot3/2/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 17 rebounds Sunday for his fourth straight double-double.
Insight: Vucevic has collected 11 double-doubles in his last 14 games and has picked up at least one steal in each of his last eight.
 
Hot2/25/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic has collected three double-doubles in his last four games and eight in 11 games this month.
Insight: Vucevic had 19 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in 31 minutes Tuesday at Washington but also fouled out for the second time in three games. He has picked up 5.0 fouls per game his last five games but is finding a way to contribute when he's on the floor.
 
2/21/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic put up big numbers Friday in a win against the Knicks.
Insight: Vucevic posted 14 points and 15 rebounds before fouling out. The 42 minutes Vucevic logged were his most since October 30th against Minnesota. He's almost guaranteed for a double-double Sunday against the Raptors.
 
2/18/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic was at it again Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Insight: The seven-footer generated 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting. His double-double streak came to an end but not by much (nine rebounds). Vucevic is as reliable as they come, even if his team isn't (16-39 this season).
 
2/9/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic muscled his way to 19 points and 13 rebounds Sunday against the Pacers.
Insight: Vucevic held his own against Roy Hibbert, who was limited to just six points in 34 minutes of court time. It doesn't seem to matter who he's playing against. If Vucevic is out there, he's going to give you a dozen points and 10+ rebounds. He continues to be a bright spot for a Magic team that hasn't had much to cheer about this season.
 
2/3/2014 11:42:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic put up 16 points and 13 boards Monday at Indiana.
Insight: Vucevic has jumped right back in with three double-doubles in four games since returning from a concussion. His 35 minutes Monday were his most since before the injury.
 
1/30/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will not have any restrictions going forward, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Vucevic returned from a concussion that kept him out 12 games Wednesday and played 20 minutes. He still managed to post 16 points, 10 rebounds and two steals despite spending more than half the game on the bench.
 
1/29/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a concussion Wednesday night versus Toronto.
Insight: Vucevic did his damage in just 20 minutes, as the team had him on a restriction after he missed the previous 12 games.