HoopsHype Nikola Vucevic rumors

March 23, 2014 Updates

Vucevic, who went into Saturday’s game in Utah third on the team in scoring (14 ppg.) and first in rebounding (10.8 rpg.), said he addressed his teammates Friday at practiced and apologized for getting thrown out of the game. Vucevic said in the future he will focus more on his play and worry less about the officiating. ``I apologized to them that it wasn’t smart on my part, which it wasn’t,’’ he said. ``I learned from it. I kind of got carried away. I even surprised myself because I really don’t do that. I just need to focus on what happens with the team and what I can control.’’ NBA.com

March 2, 2014 Updates

When asked how his players remain motivated despite constant losing, Vaughn said, “The good thing is twice a month they receive something in their bank account and they’re professionals and the good thing is I’ll continue to push them. These guys want to be coached. And they want to be pushed to greatness and that’s what you tap into, and that’s what you push them toward each single day.” The consensus is the Magic won’t be down much longer. Harris, Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, and the splendid Victor Oladipo are all 23 or under, and the Magic are likely to select in the top five of this year’s fruitful draft. Boston Globe

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"For a crash like that, I was lucky," he said. "It's very scary. You don't know if you're going to live or die. "It makes you look at life differently, not take things for granted. It makes you think about a lot of things. You try to appreciate life more." Vucevic and his father were returning from a youth basketball camp in the mountain resort town of Kolasin in Montenegro, heading to their home in the coastal city of Bar, as the train suddenly sped uncontrollably down the tracks. Court records stated later that the brakes had failed. Orlando Sentinel

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The Orlando Magic remain without a pair of starters for its matchup with the Chicago Bulls. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn says guard Arron Afflalo is out for the third straight game with a strained right foot, and center Nik Vucevic is missing his fifth straight game on Wednesday recovering from a concussion. Vaughn says Vucevic is still going through the NBA concussion protocol and Afflalo is feeling better, but is still not ready to play. Oklahoman

January 10, 2014 Updates
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The Orlando Magic have decided to send Nik Vucevic home to Central Florida as he recovers from a concussion, a team official said Wednesday night. The Magic have three games remaining on their five-game road trip, and there was no realistic chance Vucevic would’ve completed the NBA’s concussion protocol by the time the road trip ends on Jan. 13. Orlando Sentinel

January 8, 2014 Updates

Kerry Eggers: Orlando C Nikola Vucevic (concussion) will miss tonight's game. Rookie G Victor Oladipo will start, sliding F Glen "Big Baby" Davis to C Twitter @kerryeggers

January 7, 2014 Updates

The Orlando Magic convened at the Portland Trail Blazers' arena on Tuesday afternoon, but one of their most crucial players was conspicuously absent. Nik Vucevic remained at the team hotel to rest and limit his exposure to light after he suffered a concussion Monday night on a gruesome landing on Staples Center's hardwood court. Vucevic's return to game action will be governed by the NBA's concussion protocol, which mandates that concussed players must pass a series of neurological and physical tests before a physician clears them to play again. Orlando Sentinel

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