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Boštjan Nachbar
Nickname Boki
Position Small Forward
Power Forward
Height 6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
League Turkish League
Euroleague
Team Efes Pilsen
Born July 3, 1980 (1980-07-03) (age 29)
Slovenj Gradec, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
College None
Draft 15th overall, 2002
Houston Rockets
Pro career 1997–present
Former teams Olimpija Ljubljana (1997–00)
Benetton Treviso (2000–02)
Houston Rockets (2002–04)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2004–06)
New Jersey Nets (2006–08)
Dynamo Moscow (2008–09)

Boštjan "Boki" Nachbar (pronounced BOSHT-yahn NAHK-bahr) (born July 3, 1980) is a Slovenian professional basketball player.

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Pro career

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Europe

Nachbar started his professional career by joining the Olimpija Ljubljana basketball club in the 1997–98 season. He played with Olimpija in Europe's top level competition the Euroleague, where he averaged 7 points and 2 rebounds per game. In the 2000–01 season he signed with Benetton Treviso basketball club, as the youngest Italian League player. With Benetton, he averaged 4 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in the Euroleague. In the next season, he helped Benetton get to the Final Four of the Euroleague, as he improved his statistics to 13 points and 4 rebounds per game. In his best game of the season, against Idea Slask Wroclaw, he scored 28 points, hitting 6 three pointers. He won the Italian Championship and the Italian Supercup in 2002.

On July 20, 2008, Nachbar returned to Europe when he signed a 3 year 9.6 million euros net income contract with the Russian Superleague club Dynamo Moscow,[1] giving him one of the most expensive contracts in European pro basketball history. The contract also included opt out clauses after each season. He averaged 16.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.4 steals in Europe's second level competition, the Eurocup, during the 2008-09 season.[2]

Nachbar opted out of his contract with Dynamo Moscow on May 17, 2009. In July of 2009, he signed a 2 year contract with a team option for the second year with the Turkish League club Efes Pilsen.[3][4] He averaged 6.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in the Euroleague in the 2009-10 season.[5]

NBA

Nachbar was selected by the Houston Rockets as the 15th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. He played for the Rockets for three seasons, but only averaged about 10 minutes per game. In 2004, he went to the New Orleans Hornets, where he averaged about 8 points in 21 minutes per game. During the 2004–05 NBA season, he scored 21 points against his former team, the Rockets, which was a career high. In the 2005–06 season, however, he had a difficult time getting off the bench once again was traded to the New Jersey Nets just before the trading deadline in exchange for Marc Jackson, Linton Johnson, and cash considerations. He had a great season with New Jersey as the team's 6th man, making many contributions to the club before they lost in the Eastern Conference semis to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Slovenian national team

Nachbar has been a member of the Slovenian national basketball team. He has played at two FIBA European Championships, the 2003 FIBA European Championship and the 2005 FIBA European Championship. During the 2005 FIBA European Championship, he averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game. He was also a member of Slovenia's national team that played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Houston 14 1 5.5 .355 .200 .500 .8 .2 .1 .1 2.1
2003–04 Houston 45 3 11.5 .356 .365 .724 1.6 .7 .3 .3 3.1
2004–05 Houston 16 2 12.8 .349 .476 .750 1.9 .6 .1 .0 3.1
2004–05 New Orleans 55 4 20.7 .397 .371 .838 2.8 1.2 .5 .3 8.1
2005–06 NO/Oklahoma City 25 13 16.2 .339 .298 .694 2.0 .9 .5 .2 5.0
2005–06 New Jersey 11 0 8.8 .375 .143 .625 1.0 .5 .3 .0 2.8
2006–07 New Jersey 76 1 20.2 .457 .423 .805 3.3 .8 .4 .3 9.2
2007–08 New Jersey 75 1 22.1 .402 .359 .786 3.5 1.2 .6 .3 9.8
Career 317 25 17.8 .406 .375 .784 2.6 .9 .4 .2 7.1

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Houston 5 0 8.2 .444 .333 1.000 1.2 .4 .2 .0 2.8
2005–06 New Jersey 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2006–07 New Jersey 12 0 23.4 .421 .375 .955 2.9 1.5 .6 .1 9.9
Career 18 0 17.9 .423 .373 .963 2.3 1.1 .4 .1 7.4

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