Fenerbahce signs Kalinic away from Crvena Zvezda

Aug 12, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
Fenerbahce signs Kalinic away from Crvena Zvezda
Fenerbahce Istanbul picked up another rising talent when it signed small forward Nikola Kalinic to a two-plus-one-year contract. The deal was only finalized on Wednesday after Fenerbahce negotiated his release with the player's former club, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. Kalinic (2.02 meters, 23 years old) averaged 9.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 24 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games for Zvezda last season - his first in the competition. He helped Zvezda win three domestic titles – the Serbian League, Serbian Radivoj Korac Cup and Adriatic League – last season. Kalinic joined Zvezda from Radnicki Kragujevac where he averaged 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 16 Eurocup games in the 2013-14 season. That team reached the Eurocup Last 32. Kalinic started his career in KK Novi Sad in 2010, and after one season there joined Vojvodina, where he would spend two more seasons before joining Radnicki. He is also a regular member of the Serbian national team, with whom he won a silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.