Credit: Vangelis Stolis
Credit Vangelis Stolis

Nemanja Nedovic returned to Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, the Serbian club announced,

Nemanja Nedovic

Nemanja  Nedovic
Team: Panathinaikos Athens
Position: PG, SG
Age: 31
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 88 kg
Birth place: Serbia

The two sides have agreed to a three-year deal, which is estimated at 3.3 million euros overall.

Dorde Matic of Mozzart Sport was first to break the news. Crvena Zvezda brought the 31-year-old guard back for another stint after his four-year presence (2008-12) on the team that essentially laid the ground for Nedovic to achieve greater things in his career.

Per the Greek newspaper LiveSport, the two-year contract signed by the Serbian guard and his previous team, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, had an opt-out clause for both sides. Now, Nedovic will have to pay the Greek club 300.000 euros until July 20, as Dimitris Kontos, their communications director, confirmed. 

Nedovic started his professional career in Crvena Zvezda, where he played from 2008 to 2012. After that, he went to Lithuania and played for Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, then had a short stint with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA.

After returning to Europe he played for Valencia, Unicaja Malaga, then he was a member of AX Armani Exchange Milan for two years before joining Panathinaikos in 2020.

Last season Nedovic averaged 14.3 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.2 rebounds per game in the EuroLeague for Panathinaikos. Nedovic had the option to pick up another year of his contract with Panathinaikos this summer, but he's returning to Belgrade.

In the official announcement, Zvezda "express great satisfaction because Nemanja showed a great desire to return to the team, and therefore took concrete steps so that he could leave his previous club."

Nemanja Nedovic

Nemanja  Nedovic
Nemanja  Nedovic
MIN: 23.59
PTS: 14.27 (53.28%)
REB: 2.15
As: 3.15
ST: 0.5
BL: 0.08
TO: 2.15
GM: 26

Austin Hollins and Dejan Davidovac have left Crvena Zvezda this off-season already, and it is not yet known what will happen with Nikola Kalinic, whose fate will be decided in the next hours after FC Barcelona made an offer for the experienced forward. 

Current roster:

Crvena Zvezda MTS Belgrade

Position Player Status
PG Aleksa Uskokovic Signed until 2024
PG Nikola Ivanovic Signed until 2023
PG Stefan Markovic
Signed until 2023
PG/SG Nemanja Nedovic (story) Signed until 2025
SG Ognjen Dobric Signed until 2023
SG Filip Radakovic (story) Signed until 2026
SF Nikola Kalinic Signed until 2022 +1
PF Aaron White Signed until 2023
PF Luka Mitrovic Signed until 2023
C Ognjen Kuzmic Signed until 2023
C Nik Popovic Signed until 2024
C Maik Zirbes Signed until 2022 +1
Coach -
Expired contract Dejan Radonjic (will not return), Nate Wolters (will not return), Nikola Ivanovic, Branko Lazic, Austin Hollins (will not return), Stefan Lazarevic, Marko Simonovic, Dejan Davidovac (won't return), Alesa Radanov
Rumored to leave Maik Zirbes (story), Nikola Kalinic
Interested Dusan Alimpijevic


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2-pointers this season

Points made: 19,9
Accuracy: 52,8%
Place in standings: 6
Record max: 28
Record min: 13
Most made 2FGs: Nikola Kalinic