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.Slavko Vranes New York Knicks

Position: C
Height: 7-5 / 2,26
Weight: 260 lbs. / 117,9 kg.
Born: 1/30/83
Hometown: Pljevlja (Serbia-Mont.)

  Strengths: One of the tallest players in the world... Broad shoulders... Good mobility for his size... A shot-blocking machine.
Weaknesses: Low basketball IQ... Still learning the game... Has no offensive skills... Foul prone.
Season highs: Six rebounds and five blocks vs. Olimpija Ljubljana and four points vs. Montepaschi.
Grew up with FMP Zeleznik (Serbia-Montenegro) juniors.
Moved to Efes Pilsen (Turkey) in 2000-01. Sent on loan to Antalyaspor (Turkey).
Joined Buducnost (Serbia-Montenegro) in January 2001. Signed a six-year contract with Buducnost in 2002.
Selected by the New York Knicks as 39th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
Won the Yugoslav League and Cup with Buducnost in 2001.