HoopsHype Nikola Vucevic rumors

January 29, 2015 Updates

Should you make the All-Star team? [Agonizingly long pause.] I don’t like talking about myself in these situations. I’ve played well this whole year. I’ve been consistent. I’ve made huge improvements since last year. I wish my play helped the team get some more wins, and hopefully that will come with time. The most important thing is to be consistent. There are so many games, it’s hard to play at a high level consistently. Grantland

You have a good left hand. Are you one of those secret lefties, or did you just work at it? It’s a little bit of both. I was always using my left hand for some things, and my dad is a lefty. I’m righty when it comes to shooting, but I do a lot of stuff with my left. But I did really work at it. It’s very tough for defenders. What kind of stuff do you do lefty? Do you write lefty? I write right-handed. I play soccer with my left leg. When I hold stuff — like a bag or a plate or something — it’s better if I have it in my left hand. Grantland

What’s the best Orlando theme park? I’ve been to all of them. I love Gatorland. I assume alligators are involved? Yeah, I guess it’s not really a theme park. They don’t have rides. It’s like a zoo with only gators. But all of them are fun. Disney World is obviously fun. I really like Disney’s Animal Kingdom. And all the studios are really cool. I’m a huge Star Wars fan, so they have a lot of stuff from that. Grantland

Your preferred nickname: Vucci Mane, Vooch, or something else? Vucci Mane — I do not like that at all. Fans like it, and around Orlando, they always ask me about it. For some reason, I’m sorry, I don’t like it. It comes from Gucci Mane. I don’t know. I just don’t like it. And when the crowd here says “Vooch,” they extend the “oooo” — it sounds really nice, especially when they announce the starting five. That feels pretty good. So I guess it’s Vooch. Grantland

January 13, 2015 Updates

Nikola Vucevic dunked so hard on Paul Gasol, it looked like the Bulls center exploded. Gasol lost his balance coming down, or was shook from the experience, and collapsed backward. On your 3rd or 4th viewing, please take a look at the Orlando bench. Is that rookie Aaron Gordon holding everyone back? I’d love to be the designated holder-back guy on an NBA bench one night. The Big Lead

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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

October 22, 2014 Updates

“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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