HoopsHype Nikola Vucevic rumors

October 23, 2014 Updates

First, Vooch learned he will become a very, very rich man. Secondly, he later learned he didn't have to play against Dwight Howard. Your day doesn't get much better than that. "…I always wanted to stay here and be part of the Magic future, so I'm obviously very excited. I'm very happy," Vucevic said. Orlando Sentinel

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“My agent and Rob [Hennigan, the Magic’s GM] are working on finalizing everything,” Vucevic said before the Magic began their shootaround minutes ago. “But like I said before, I always wanted to stay here and be a part of the Magic future, so I’m obviously very excited. I’m very happy. I can’t really put it into words, but I still have to wait for everything to be finalized and for me to officially sign it.” Orlando Sentinel

In two seasons with Orlando, the Montenegrin center has averaged 13.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. “It means a lot to me that they brought me here first, gave me a chance to play, gave me a chance to prove myself and believed in me through tough times,” Vucevic said. “I’m very happy for that. It means a lot for my confidence. . . . “I’m very excited. I’m very happy. Hopefully, we can finalize everything very soon.” Orlando Sentinel

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There are some intriguing players who will sign extensions or become free agents next summer, such as Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris, Faried, Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson, Miami’s Norris Cole, and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler. The Celtics don’t have to worry about such four-year contract issues. That was the year they acquired JaJuan Johnson on draft night for MarShon Brooks. Johnson never stuck in the NBA and is now playing for Besiktas in the Turkish League. Brooks, meanwhile, has signed with Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League. Boston Globe

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Rade Filipovich, who is Vucevic's primary agent, said Vucevic's thinking hasn't changed. "We are in favor, of course, to stay here for many years," Filipovich told the Orlando Sentinel. "He loves this city, and Nicky likes to stay here. All the organization is very friendly and very helpful to Nicky. We don't see that we're going to have any problem to find a solution. "We don't have any timetable. Nothing is set. But I know that both sides are willing to find an agreement for Nicky to stay for many years in Orlando." Orlando Sentinel

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