That’s how much playing time Nikola Vucevic got with the 76ers in last year’s playoffs. The Sixers won one playoff series (against the Bulls) and took the next series to seven games before losing to the Celtics.
The Sixers played in 13 games in the postseason and Vucevic, their first-round pick (16th overall), played three minutes.
Three minutes. One point.
Then came the offseason and the trade. The Sixers shipped Vucevic off to Orlando as a part of a four-team trade that brought Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia. The trade also sent Andre Iguodala to Denver but Vucevic might have been an after-thought for some people.
And now he wants to prove them wrong. Everyone. And on Friday morning, before playing in the Rising Stars Challenge at the Toyota Center, he said he’s still using the trade as added motivation.