Peja Stojaković biography

Peja Stojaković

Basketball Player

1977 –

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Who is Peja Stojaković?

Predrag Stojaković, also known by his nickname Peja, is a former Serbian professional basketball player who also holds Greek passport. He last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 10, Stojaković played the small forward position and was known for his great shooting ability. He was the winner of the NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout twice, and the first European-born player to win one of the All-Star Weekend competitions. Stojaković is sixth all-time in regular season three-point field goals made in the NBA.

After a career start in Crvena zvezda and while playing for PAOK, Stojaković was drafted fourteenth overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 1996 NBA Draft. In the NBA, he had a breakthrough season in 2000-01 following two seasons on the bench, averaging 20.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting .400 from three-point range in his first season as a starter. He finished second in voting for the 2001 Most Improved Player Award. A three-time All-star and a member of the 2004 All-NBA Second Team, Stojaković enjoyed success with the Kings reaching the 2002 Western Conference Finals. He also played for the Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors. Stojaković won an NBA Championship in 2011 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks.

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Born
Jun 9, 1977
Požega
Also known as
  • Predrag Stojakovic
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Serbs of Croatia
Nationality
  • Serbia
  • Greece
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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