Former NBA Star is New Member of KK Zadar!

Daniela Rogulj

The KK Zadar basketball club brought the soundest reinforcement in recent years on the eve of preparations – 26-year-old playmaker Tony Wroten, who has had notable appearances in the NBA.

Wroten was drafted as the 25th pick in Memphis in 2012 before moving to Philadelphia where he had a significant impact. In the 2013/2014 season, Wroten scored 13 points, three assists, and 3.2 rebounds. It was then that he also achieved his first triple-double in a 123-117 win against the Houston Rockets (18 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists), reports HRT on August 5, 2019.

The 198-centimeter-tall Wroten started even better the following season with 16.9 points, 5.2 assists, and 1.6 steals in 30 games played. But unfortunately, in January 2015, he was hit by a severe knee ligament injury, surgery and a long break from the court. 

Since then, Wroten was unable to make a strong comeback to the NBA and instead spent his fortune in the NBA Development League. Thus, on November 11, 2015, Wroten joined the Delaware 87ers, to gradually prepare for his return to the court, which he welcomed in early December of that year and joined training with the Philadelphia team. Wroten did not have to wait long, and in the same month, he played in the game against the Denver Nuggets, in which he scored 4 points during his 13 minutes spent on the court.

Shortly afterward, Wroten joined the New York Knicks, where he played no official games, but returned to where it all began – the Memphis Grizzlies. Unfortunately, he did not manage to make an impression on coach David Joerger and failed to have a single appearance this time. Wroten tried to get back in shape by playing for NBA Development League teams like the Texas Legends and Rio Grande Valley Vipers but ultimately made his way to the Estonian BC Kalev and VTB, where he averaged 15.7 points with 5.7 assists.

On Monday, Worten signed a one-year contract with Zadar.

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