The trade deadline has passed and Nikola Vucevic is still a member of the Orlando Magic. He will, however, play for one other team this season:
Vooch, making his first All-Star appearance, was drafted with the sixth pick by team captain Giannis Antetokounmpo in Thursday’s NBA All-Star Draft.
LeBron, the top overall vote-getter, and Antetokounmpo, who led the East in votes, had to use their first four picks on the remaining eight players that were voted starters. They then selected from the reserves, and lastly, the two legends picks (Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade) who were added by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
If you missed the broadcast — here is how the All-Star draft played out. pic.twitter.com/szylLaxUj8— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) February 8, 2019
With Joel Embiid starting for Team Giannis, Vucevic will be sharing minutes at the back-up center position with fellow Nikola: Nikola Jokic.
Vucevic will also get his wish of being on the same team as his idol, Nowitzki, making his 14th All-Star appearance in what is likely his final season.
.@OrlandoMagic C Nikola Vucevic: "It would be nice if I could be on the same team as Dirk (Nowitzki) with me being such a fan of his. It would be nice to share the court with him. But it’s just an honor to be there. Whatever team you’re going to be surrounded by great players."— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) February 7, 2019