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Peja Stojakovic | Guard/Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/9/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 229
College: None
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Peja Stojakovic has announced his retirement from the NBA at age 34.
He says he is going out on a "championship high" after his back and banged up body let him know it was time to shut it down. Shawn Marion and Lamar Odom will continue to battle for minutes at small forward. Mon, Dec 19, 2011 04:25:00 PM

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Peja Stojakovic is reportedly considering an offer from the Greek team PAOK.

PAOK hope that Stojakovic will help them qualify for the group stage of the EuroLeague, and they are also in talks with Corey Maggette. Peja is a free agent and could therefore sign a deal without an NBA-out clause, though (fresh off winning a championship) he has indicated that he's not ready to retire from the NBA.
Source: Sport.gr
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 10:00:00 AM

Free agent Peja Stojakovic said he has no plans to retire.

Stojakovic performed better than expected after joining the Mavs, averaging 8.6 points in 25 games while playing 20.2 minutes. But at age 34, Peja can't guard anyone or make plays for his teammates. The Mavs may be forced to move on.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 09:37:00 AM

Peja Stojakovic is scoreless in the Finals and played just five minutes in Game 2 -- even Brian Cardinal played ahead of him in the second half.

The blame doesn't fall entirely on Stojakovic, who has been part of offensively-challenged second-unit lineups and whose primary function is drifting into a corner to spread the defense. He continues to get abused defensively, however, which is more likely to keep him off the court.
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 11:13:00 AM

Peja Stojakovic exacted revenge in Friday's Game 3 win over the Lakers, a whopping nine years after his well-known Western Conference Finals loss to the Lakers in 2002 when he was with the Kings, hitting 5-of-11 shots from the field (including three treys) for 15 big points off the bench.

The Lakers lost him in coverage and he made them pay, and Los Angeles couldn't make up the difference on the other end of the court, either. If Peja is hitting threes in bulk, the Mavs are going to be tough to beat.
Sat, May 7, 2011 12:48:00 AM

Peja Stojakovic turned back the clock to his Sacramento days in the Mavs' Game 2 win on Tuesday, hitting a playoff career-high five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting with five rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes off the bench.

There really is no excuse to leave him as wide open as he was, and if the Blazers continue to do it, then Peja can easily rack up numbers like these. We doubt he'll make it through the scouting report for Game 3, however, without a highlighter being applied to his name vociferously.
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 12:41:00 AM

Peja Stojakovic will not play on Wednesday due a personal issue.

Good news for Shawn Marion, who has been hot.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 06:58:00 PM

Peja Stojakovic drained three more 3-pointers Thursday while scoring 13 points.

Shawn Marion (nine points, four rebounds) continues to start at small forward for the Mavs, but these two have become a classic timeshare. Neither is consistent enough to use regularly, but Peja has some value as a 3-point specialist.
Fri, Apr 1, 2011 01:59:00 AM

Peja Stojakovic hit four more 3-pointers Thursday while scoring 16 points and grabbing four rebounds.

He has made nine 3-pointers in the two games played since returning. He still projects to average 16-to-22 minutes a game, which means he is just as likely to score six points with one trey in the next game.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 12:02:00 AM

Peja Stojakovic (neck) returned to action Sunday night with 17 points in 19.5 minutes off the bench.

DeShawn Stevenson started tonight against the small, quick Warriors. But going forward, we'd expect Peja to start and play around 20 minutes on most nights. It's enough for him to make a couple treys, but expecting anything more is unrealistic. Peja was averaging 8.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists with the Mavs this season before tonight.
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 10:51:00 PM

Peja Stojakovic (neck) will make a return to the Mavs lineup on Sunday when the Mavs play against the Warriors.

With Shawn Marion (wrist) out, Stojakovic could have a good day. If you need a last minute 3-point option, Stojakovic would be a decent choice.
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 06:42:00 PM

Peja Stojakovic (neck) is not expected to play in Friday's game against the Spurs.

Peja's latest injury is just furthering his reputation as one of the softer players around. This "stiff neck" looks like it's going to cost him a couple weeks. Shawn Marion is benefiting.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 11:13:00 AM

Peja Stojakovic will stay in Dallas due to stiffness in his neck while the team hits the road for a two game trip.

Obviously he's out for those games. When healthy Stojakovic can be a deadly scorer...when healthy.
Mon, Mar 14, 2011 03:01:00 PM

Peja Stojakovic will miss another game Saturday vs. the Lakers due to stiffness in his neck.

Stojakovic has missed three games already, and fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting him to have value -- even healthy, the Mavs have too many options at SG/SF for Peja to make much of an impact.
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 01:33:00 PM

Peja Stojakovic (back/neck) won't play on Wednesday due to a stiff neck.

No word yet on the severity of his injuries, but look for the Mavs to play it cautious with the veteran sharpshooter. Brian Cardinal, Corey Brewer and DeShawn Stevenson are the potential candidates to start in his place, while Roddy Beaubois could also see an increase in minutes if the Mavs opt to go small.
Wed, Mar 9, 2011 01:45:00 PM

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