Credit: AFP - Scanpix
Credit AFP - Scanpix

Nemanja Bjelica returns to EuroLeague this upcoming season saying goodbye to the NBA and the Golden State Warriors, where he became the NBA champion last season.

Europe, NBA, and Europe again for Bjelica, who gathered his experiences on the other side of the Atlantic and returns to Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul to raise the level of the already strong team, which will be coached by Dimitris Itoudis from the next season.

Nemanja Bjelica

Nemanja  Bjelica
Position: PF
Age: 34
Height: 209 cm
Weight: 106 kg
Birth place: Belgrade, Serbia


The 34-year-old veteran is saying goodbye to the Warriors with whom he reached the top, to wear the championship ring next to the iconic Warrior's trio of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson.

The Serbian forward said his own farewell to the team he will be linked to the league through his personal Instagram account.

"Thank you to the Warriors, the 2022 NBA champions. To the best fans and everyone who supported us and pushed us all season until the end, thank you," started Bjelica.

"To this amazing organization that believed in me and let me be a part of this legendary group of players, my brothers," the Serbian continued.

"To all of you, for this unforgettable experience with which I close my chapter in the NBA, thank you. I will always remember this season, these fans and the Bay Arena. Always a Warrior, thank you #DjudjuFandjo," Bjelica concluded.

Bjelica was vital for the Golden State Warriors on the defensive end, showing up on the court in 71 regular-season games and averaging 6.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.

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