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Nenad Krstic | Center/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/25/1983
Ht / Wt:  7'0" / 240
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (24) / BKN

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Nenad Krstic will re-sign with CSKA Moscow rather than exploring a return to the NBA.
Krstic's NBA career is likely over. The seven-year veteran had a few very solid years with the Nets but hasn't been the same player since tearing his ACL in 2007. If he does ever return to the NBA, the Celtics hold his Bird Rights. Wed, Jul 11, 2012 09:48:00 AM

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Nenad Krstic will not return with CSKA Moscow, according to team president Ettore Messina.

Presumably, Krstic will test the market in the NBA. We've yet to hear any teams linked to the free agent big man, but it's only a matter of time.
Sun, Jul 1, 2012 02:53:00 PM

Nenad Krstic is undecided about a potential NBA return.

Krstic reportedly had an offer from the Nets for next season, but he hasn't made a decision on his future. "I have the NBA option, but I'm happy in CSKA too, I will see what happens," he said. Krstic spent this season playing with CSKA Moscow.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 09:09:00 AM

Nenad Krstic reportedly has an offer from the Brooklyn Nets for next season.

Take this one with a grain of salt. Krstic would have to pay $1 million to return to the NBA for the 2012-13 season, and it's hard to imagine the Nets shelling out the big bucks to bring Krstic to town. The report also links Andrei Kirilenko to the Nets once again.
Wed, May 30, 2012 09:17:00 AM

Nenad Krstic has a buyout clause in his contract with CSKA Moscow, but he'd have to pay $1 million to return to the NBA in 2012-13.

Krstic jumped on an offer worth about $8.2 million over two years, a decision that seems wise with the NBA season in jeopardy. Any NBA team could contribute $500,000 toward his buyout, but the rest would need to be paid by Krstic.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 06:17:00 PM

Free agent Nenad Krstic has signed a two-year deal with Russian club CSKA Moscow, according to a Serbian web site.

The Celtics are getting really thin at center. Although Krstic isn't a difference-maker, he's still a true 7-footer with nice touch. Now Jermaine O'Neal is the only candidate to start at center for the Celtics next season. It's hard to blame Krstic, however. With a lockout looming, the free agent would have been crazy not to take a two-year, $8.7 million deal from CSKA.
Thu, Jun 9, 2011 09:25:00 AM

Russian club CSKA Moscow is interested in free agent Nenad Krstic, according to a Serbian website.

According to the site, CSKA has offered Krstic a long-term contract. With a lockout looming, Krstic may be inclined to take the money. He averaged 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 24 games after being traded to the Celtics last season.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, May 31, 2011 10:50:00 AM

Impending free agent Nenad Krstic wants to re-sign with the Celtics.

Said Krstic, "Obviously I want to see what my options are, but I definitely like the organization and I like the team. If you ask me, yes, but I don’t know if they want me." Boston General Manager has stated that the team has interest in bringing him back as well, saying "he played great when he first got here, and then he hit a little slump. He wasn’t playing well for a while, and then he got hurt." If he does return to the team, C's fans should hope it's not in a starting role.
Sun, May 15, 2011 02:04:00 PM

Nenad Krstic has been playing with bone bruises in both knees throughout the playoffs.

Krstic is averaging seven minutes per game and has scored just four points total in the postseason, on 2-of-5 shooting. Shaq's return will diminish his role further, as the Celtics' aging frontcourt cobbles together 48 minutes of production.
Fri, May 6, 2011 03:59:00 PM

Nenad Krstic is hurting after suffering a minor bone bruise to his left knee in Saturday's practice.

"I'm not 100 percent healthy because I have two bone bruises in my knees, but it's nothing really serious," said Krstic. "But I can't really say I'm 100 percent." The other bone bruise is in his right knee and was suffered in March, but without Shaquille O'Neal available, the injuries don't sound serious enough to slow Krstic down too much.
Sun, Apr 17, 2011 07:00:00 PM

Nenad Krstic started with Jermaine O'Neal on the bench (rest) and had 17 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes.

Both O'Neals (Shaq & Jermaine) are due back on Sunday, so don't get too excited about this line from Krstic.
Sat, Apr 9, 2011 12:36:00 AM

Coach Doc Rivers confirmed that he intends to bring Nenad Krstic off the bench for the rest of the season.

Rivers would ideally like to start Shaquille O'Neal, but Jermaine O'Neal will have to do for now. This three-headed "monster" figures to share time in the playoffs, with the hot -- or healthy -- hand getting the minutes.
Source: ESPN Boston
Wed, Apr 6, 2011 09:30:00 AM

Nenad Krstic (knee) returned to action on Tuesday against the Sixers, playing 18 minutes on his way to eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with six rebounds.

Jermaine O'Neal started and scored nine points with three rebounds and a block, and from a fantasy perspective neither should be relied upon at this time.
Wed, Apr 6, 2011 02:01:00 AM

Nenad Krstic (knee) will return for the Celtics on Tuesday evening against Milwaukee.

Krstic said that he thinks he'll come off the bench as he's still a bit sore from Monday's practice, but this is definitely positive news. Owners in need of a big man could theoretically do worse, but not by much. Over his last ten games he's averaging just 6.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and shooting an anemic 44% from the floor.
Tue, Apr 5, 2011 06:33:00 PM

Nenad Krstic (knee) participated in Celtics practice Monday and is expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

Krstic's knee isn't 100 percent, but he can't make it worse by playing on it. He'll likely come off the bench for limited minutes behind Jermaine O'Neal.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 04:35:00 PM

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