May 30, 2023

Nikola Vucevic Says He’d Like ‘One Last Year in Orlando’

When Nikola Vucevic first entered the NBA in 2012, he played for the Orlando Magic for nine seasons, leaving as the all-time leader in made field goals (4,990), second in rebounds (6,381), third in blocks (550), third in points scored (10,423) and fourth in games played (591). He also helped the Magic end their six-year playoff drought with two straight postseason appearances.

Now, after three seasons with the Chicago Bulls, the two-time All-Star recently admitted that he’d like to last to play “one last year in Orlando.”

“Of course, yeah,” Vucevic told the Sixth Man Show. “That’s something that I would love to do. We’ll see when that is possible, if that’s realistic and how it all works out. If anything, at least get one last year in Orlando. I think it’s only right it happens. So, we’ll see.”

Vucevic averaged 17.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game on 49.9 percent shooting from the field and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and made his first All-Star Game in 2019 after putting up 20.8 points and 12.0 rebounds per game on 51.8 percent shooting from the field. This year, Vucevic is doing what he can to help Chicago make their second straight postseason appearance.


The Bulls (19-22) are set to play the Wizards on Wednesday, then the Thunder (18-23) on Friday.