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Peja Stojaković

Stojaković with the Mavericks
NamePeja Stojaković
Пеђа Стојаковић
CaptionStojaković with the Mavericks
PositionSmall forward
Height Ft6
Height In10
Weight Lb229
Birth DateJune 09, 1977(age 39)
Birth PlacePožega, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Draft Year1996
Draft Round1
Draft Pick14
Draft TeamSacramento Kings
Career Start1992
Years11992 1994|team1=Crvena zvezda (FR Yugoslavia)
Years21994 1998|team2=PAOK (Greece)
Years3   |team3=Sacramento Kings
Years42006|team4=Indiana Pacers
Years5   |team5=New Orleans Hornets
Years62010 2011|team6=Toronto Raptors
Years72011|team7=Dallas Mavericks
Highlights * NBA Champion (2011) * Greek League MVP (1998) * EuroBasket MVP (2001) * 3x European Player of the Year: ** Euroscar Award winner (2001) ** 2× Mister Europa Player of the Year (2001 2002) * 3× NBA All-Star (2002 2004) * 2× NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2002 2003) * All-NBA Second Team (2004)
Medal Templates {{MedalCountry| }} {{MedalCompetition|World Championship}} {{MedalGold|2002 Indianapolis|National team}} {{MedalCompetition|European Championship}} {{MedalBronze|1999 France|National team}} {{MedalGold|2001 Turkey|National team}}

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Predrag Stojaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Стојаковић, -sr'prɛdra:g 'stɔja:kɔʋitɕ) (born June 9, 1977), also known by his nickname Peja (Пеђа), is a Serbian professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 10 (2.08 m), Stojaković plays the small forward position. Known for his shooting abilities, 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 fourth all-time in regular season three-point field goals made in the NBA.

After playing for KK Crvena zvezda and PAOK BC basketball club, Stojaković was drafted fourteenth overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 1996 NBA Draft. After two seasons on the bench, he had a breakthrough season in 2000 01, 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 2004 All-NBA Second Team, Stojaković enjoyed success with the Kings reaching 2002 Western Conference Finals. He also played for the Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors.

Stojaković led the Yugoslavian national team to gold medals in the 2001 EuroBasket and 2002 FIBA World Championship. Often considered to be one of the most successful Serbian basketball players, Peja was named the Euroscar European Basketball Player of the Year by the Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport and the Mister Europa European Player of the Year twice by the Italian sports magazine Superbasket.

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