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Nikola Vucevic | Center

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 260
College: USC
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Nikola Vucevic made 16-of-22 from the field for 34 points with 18 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block against the Knicks during a 113-106 loss on Friday.
He will not be denied on the stat sheet. In his last five, Vucevic averaged 23.8 points, 12.2 boards, 1.4 assists and 0.8 blocks on 55.3 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. He's not really blocking shots, but the efficiency is enough to consider him as an early-round fantasy asset. Jan 23 - 11:50 PM

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Nikola Vucevic scored a team-high 26 points with 15 rebounds and one block on Wednesday, making 11-of-23 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs in a high-scoring road loss in Detroit.

Vucevic's heady numbers over the past week should taper slightly with Tobias Harris back in action, but he's still an elite fantasy center with season averages of 18.8 points, 11.0 boards, 2.2 dimes, 0.7 steals, 0.8 blocks and solid percentages from the field (53.0) and from the FT line (74.6). Vuc's big night is worth remembering for matchup purposes, as Detroit is giving up the fifth-most points (20.2) and seventh-most rebounds (14.5) to opposing centers this season.
Jan 21 - 10:19 PM

Nikola Vucevic hit 10-of-17 shots for 25 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in Wednesday's win over Dwight Howard and the Magic.

Vucevic has been playing like this all season and it's to the point that his opponent has no bearing on how he'll fare. Start him with confidence any time he's playing.
Jan 14 - 10:06 PM

Nikola Vucevic was dominant in the Magic's short-handed road win over the Bulls on Monday, scoring 33 points on 16-of-24 shooting with 11 rebounds and four assists.

Vucevic dunked on anything that moved and had a particularly rude slam over the always polite Pau Gasol. Vucevic doesn't give you much in the defensive stat categories, but owners can ink in his top-30 value every week and that is nice to plan around.
Jan 12 - 11:57 PM

Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 34 points with 16 rebounds, two assists and five turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers.

That's good for a Demarcus Cousins-like usage rate of 33.7, which crushes his season rate of 25.1. He also has shot the ball well over his previous 10 at 53.6 percent from the field. Vucevic has been heating up with four consecutive double-doubles and should keep it rolling as long as his back holds up.
Jan 11 - 2:06 AM

Nikola Vucevic tweaked an ankle in Friday's game but the injury is not believed to be serious, and he finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and one steal.

If anything changes with his status we'll let you know, but owners can pencil him into lineups for now.
Jan 10 - 3:16 AM

Nikola Vucevic hit 8-of-18 shots for 20 points, 11 rebounds and zero blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets.

Vucevic torched the Nuggets, who constantly give it up to opposing big men, but some blocks would have been nice. He's having a borderline All-Star season for the Magic, and it was nice to see Vuc bounce back for his second straight 20-10 game after struggling on Friday.
Jan 8 - 1:07 AM

Nikola Vucevic looked tired during Orlando's 86-109 defeat on Tuesday, scoring 10 points with five rebounds and one block in only 22 minutes of action.

The Magic were playing their fourth game in five nights and Vuc was matched up with a red-hot Andre Drummond, so there were plenty of ingredients for a dud. He's carried a heavy burden as the anchor of the Magic offense this season, and should fare better vs. the Nets on Friday.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:39:00 PM

Nikola Vucevic handed out a career-high seven assists against the Cavs on Friday with 12 points, eight rebounds and one turnover.

The Magic are dead last in assists per game and their rookie point guard doesn't have the distribution aspect of the game down yet. Vucevic has seen his other stats go up a tad with the points and boards, so he should be a No. 1 fantasy center as long as he's healthy.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 09:58:00 PM

The Magic lost to the visiting 76ers on Sunday despite a big game from Nikola Vucevic, who scored 19 points with 17 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.

Vuc made 8-of-14 shots and turned the ball over just once in 36 minutes of action in the type of performance that has cemented him with top-40 fantasy value. The Magic are somehow just two games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, giving them extra incentive to feed Vuc heavy minutes for the foreseeable future.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:54:00 PM

Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said the Magic are feeding Nikola Vucevic in the post more than ever.

"We’ve thrown him the ball more often than we ever have in the past," Vaughn said. "His ability to post up for us, even command double teams, has been very good." His usage rate has skyrocketed, and after signing a 4-year, $53 million extension with the Magic, he's looking like the key cog in Orlando's rebuild. Follow the link below for an excellent feature on Vucevic's journey to the NBA.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Nikola Vucevic returned from a six-game absence on Saturday against the Hawks, finishing with 18 points, 11 rebounds and one block in 35 minutes.

He picked up right where he left off. Vucevic said he didn't expect to see a drop in his conditioning and that held up as a true statement. He'll get a day off before heading to Toronto on Monday. Make sure he's in your lineup in weekly leagues with his four-game slate.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 10:09:00 PM

Nikola Vuecvic (back) will start against the Hawks on Saturday.

"We'll see how many minutes he plays," coach Jacque Vaughn said. "I'll gauge and see what he looks like out there." Kyle O'Quinn has been solid in the starting lineup, but he's likely going to lose a ton of minutes even though he does play next to Vucevic on occasion. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will also lose some shots.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Nikola Vucevic (back) is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday against the Hawks.

He's been out for six games and the Magic will likely toss him back in the starting lineup. Vucevic was putting up early-round value and hopefully all this time off has put the injury behind him. Kyle O'Quinn will lose some value while Channing Frye and Tobias Harris may be affected negatively.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Nikola Vucevic (back) will not play against the Hawks on Friday.

It'll be his sixth game out, which is hard to believe because this injury came out of nowhere last week. Kyle O'Quinn will get another start and will have his hands full with Al Horford. He's worth a look tonight. Vucevic owners can only hope he'll be ready for next week.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 06:02:00 PM