Sport Nikola Vucevic: 'Never will I ever have any bad feelings toward Orlando'
Nikola Vucevic to return tonight after COVID-19 absence
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That’s why Orlando and the Magic will always hold a special place in his heart. Not only did the city and organization raise him, but when it was time to leave the nest it was on his terms in a business where players are often treated more like commodities rather than family. “Yeah, it wasn’t a situation where they traded me out of nowhere,’’ Vucevic said of the deal that sent him from the only NBA home he really knew to the Bulls last season. “It was something that we discussed a lot and it was mutually agreed. It wasn’t a situation where they told me I wasn’t going to get traded, and then I get traded. A lot of it came from my communication with them, so it wasn’t a surprise for me.It was time for something new to happen. It wasn’t working the way we wanted it, and I think it worked out for both parties in the end.’’
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It will be an emotional return to Orlando for the Vooch, but the deal that made him a Bull was a huge message sent by the AK front office that could carry on for years.
Have a happy Thanksgiving to you and your families, and Read it:
The Vooch was back, but so was the third-quarter lethargic meltdown … questions … concerns … bad calls … this had it all. Between tears …
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“We can’t do that. We have to play for 48 minutes… We’re a good team when we do that.” –@
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Nikola Vucevic said he was only supposed to play 20 minutes tonight, but felt good enough in first game back to stretch to 26 with Bulls in a bind. He fouled out with 2:46 to play –@
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Nikola Vucevic, via Zoom from Houston, said he told Billy Donovan he felt good enough to exceed his roughly 20-minute limit. Played 26. –@
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Those last two returned from absences –@
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Vucevic fouls out with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists in 26 minutes. –@
Gordon trying to hold the kids together down the stretch. Vooch fouls out. –@
Vucevic is playing way more than I thought he would—and hits a huge 3. –@
Vooch has been a beast at the rim in this quarter. –@
Double-double for Vucevic. –@
Vooch and Zach having a strategy heart-to-heart in this timeout. –@
Nikola Vucevic at the half:
9 points (4-11 FG, 1-2 3P), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers
Signs of offensive life in the second quarter, when he scored 7 points on 3-6 shooting. But also got the business from Alperen Sengun on the other end of the floor for a stretch –@
Bulls 47-43. Vucevic with a 9-3-2 game..you’ll hear from him at halfradio network Where are you listening to Bulls ball. 6:44 left 1st half. – @
Coby White and Nikola Vucevic built some nice two-man chemistry down the stretch of last season. Seeing that a bit early in this one. Coby assisted a Vucevic floater and 3-pointer, then Vucevic returned the favor with a hand-off that turned into a Coby 3 –@
Looks like Donovan might split Vooch’s night into six-minute shifts. The goal for the night is to let him work back into rhythm without wearing him out past a point where he can perform. –@
Vooch put his hands together in prayer after he hit that little hook. Been a rough re-entry. –@
The Vooch is heading back in. He’s 1-for-5 so far. –@
Derrick Jones Jr. gets first rotation turn at backup center. Billy Donovan discovering that look was a silver lining of Vucevic’s absence –@
Nikola Vucevic’s 1st stint after 7-game absence:
6:29; 1-5 FGs (0-1 from 3); 2 rebs; 1 assist; 2 points –@
The Vooch looking a bit gassed in this timeout … Caruso in. –@
Bulls 18-16 5:31 left 1st. Ball with 8. Vucevic 2pts 2 reb –@
Vooch gets his first points since his COVID-19 diagnosis with a finish at the rim off a lob from up top by DeRozan. –@
Vooch being taken to the Wood-shed … see what I did there. That’s four years of college kids! –@
Nikola Vucevic made nice read and assisted Javonte Green’s 3 on opening possession but has missed two bunnies since. He struggled with those shots before his absence too. –@
Nikola Vucevic picks up an assist on first offensive possession back. Found Javonte Green for a corner 3 on short roll –@
We are on the air for Bulls ball….at halftime.. @audacy radio network. – @
Bulls starters: LaVine, DeRozan, Vucevic, Green and Ball. Rockets: Gordon, Tate, Wood, Porter, Green. –@
Like Donovan’s decision on lineup. Fits with Vooch back. Caruso likely remains in closing lineup, Altho should that be needed tonight? Tune in– @
Speaking from Houston via Zoom, Billy Donovan said Nikola Vucevic will be on a minutes restriction as he returns from missing 7 games in health and safety protocols. Vucevic will play “shorter stints” as he tries to regain game conditioning. –@
Billy Donovan says Nikola Vucevic will “definitely” be on a minutes restriction. Focus is on finding balance between easing him in but also ramping up conditioning –@
Donovan confirms both Caruso and Vucevic are available tonight on Houston; Vuc minutes will be limited.– @
Vucevic and Caruso are good to go.radio. 6:45 pre – @
According to Billy Donovan, Vooch (health and safety) and now Alex Caruso (wrist) are officially available tonight. The gang is almost all together again! –@
Bulls Nikola Vucevic to return tonight vs Rockets– @
Bulls say Nikola Vucevic and Alex Caruso are available for tonight’s game against the Rockets. Vucevic has missed the last 7 games after testing positive for COVID, a wrist injury kept Caruso from playing on Monday –@
Tonight onradio At halftime speaks for the first time as he returns from a two week absence Join us at 6:45 pre. Always a pleasure. – @
Bulls have both Nikola Vucevic and Alex Caruso listed as available tonight vs HOU –@
Vooch talks, you listen. Big man is ready to take on the Rockets tonight after missing 7 games.
Bulls list Nikola Vucevic and Alex Caruso as available vs. Rockets tonight –@
Going to be an emotional trip for Vucevic … first, returning tonight after the Covid sidelined him, and then returning to Orlando on Friday – the place that raised him. –@
Vooch went through shoot, had a meeting with Billy Donovan and medical on the court, and came away with the news he wanted. –@
Vooch will play tonight … limited minutes … wants to give it a run since he’s been cleared. Said it’s been tough to sit and miss this amount of time. –Vooch is getting up shots and looks good. – @
More on this storylineAs for Vucevic, Friday will be his first return to Orlando since the deal. His entire family was coming in for the game, and he knows it will be an emotional reunion. “To see all the people that I built a great relationship with all those years, some of my ex-teammates as well. It will be great to be back there for sure. “I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of emotion that I have to control as the game goes on.’’ -via / November 25, 2021
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