Report: veteran NBA forward Vladimir Radmanovic will retire

Oct 13, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Vladimir Radmanovic (77) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Bulls 82-75. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple sources, including one from his home country of Serbia, 12-year NBA veteran Vladimir Radmanovic will retire from the league effective immediately.

It’s unclear whether Radmanovic’s decision is more a product of his own will or lack of team interest (my gut tells me it is the latter), but it’s been a long, semi-productive career. At 6-foot-10, Radmanovic provided sharp-shooting with height that was unmatched by the majority of the league. In his career, he averaged “just” 8 points per game, but at the heights of his powers, he was an above-average player who could punish opposing defenses in a variety of ways, including a career 38% clip from 3-point distance.

I’m not sure that Radmanovic failed to meet, met, or exceeded his draft expectations (he was the 12th overall pick), but it’s undeniably difficult to stay around the league for 12 years, and he achieved that with employment by seven different franchises.

I’ll certainly remember “Radman” as a 3-point shooting threat, but for me, he’ll be known as a highly entertaining, although limited, player who was always around the league in some form or fashion.

Best of luck in retirement.

Topics: Chicago Bulls, NBA, Vladimir Radmanovic

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