Peja Stojakovic’s jersey to be retired by Sacramento Kings


peja-stojakovic-kingsLong-time Sacramento King Predrag “Peja” Stojakovic will have his jersey retired by the team, AP reported.

The Kings announced that Stojakovic’s jersey will be retired during the Kings’ game with Oklahoma City on Dec. 16. Sacramento Kings originally drafted the Serbian-born Stojakovic 14th overall in 1996.

Stojakovic will join his former teammates Vlade Divac, Chris Webber and also Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond. They are the only players to have their jerseys retired by the Kings since the franchise moved from Kansas City in 1985.

Stojakovic spent eight seasons with the Kings, averaging 18.3 ppg for the team in 518 games (408 started). He also played for Indiana Pacers, New Orlean Hornets, Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks.

In total Stojakovic played in 804 NBA games (665 started), averaging 17.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg in 33.5 mpg. Stojakovic is the franchise leader for 3-pointers made (1,070) and attempted (2,687) and free-throw percentage (.893).

Stojakovic made the NBA All-Star team 3 times and also won the 2011 NBA championship in his final season with the Dallas Mavericks.

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