Bruno Sundov

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Bruno Sundov
Position: Center
Height: 7'2"
Weight: 220
Nationality: Croatia
Born: 2/10/1980
Birthplace: Split, CRO
Draft: Second Round, 35th Overall
Drafted By: Dallas
NBA Career: 1998-2005
Mavs Tenure: 1998-2000

Bruno Sundov (born February 10, 1980 in Split, Croatia) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 198 NBA draft.

Sundov had just led Croatia to a first place finish in the 1998 International Junior Tournament when he was taken by Dallas. He made his NBA debut on April 21, 1999 against the Houston Rockets. Seeing action in three games his rookie year, Sundov averaged 3.7 minute per game and 1.3 ppg.

The next season he was limited by a neck strain which forced him to the injured list three times throughout the season. He did manage to appear in 14 games averaging 1.9 ppg in 4.4 mpg. On August 16, 2000, Dallas traded Sundov to Utah as part of a four-team, nine-player trade which brought the Mavs Bill Curley, Howard Eisley and Dana Barros.

The Jazz cut Sundov in training camp but he managed to catch on with Indiana just before the season began. With the Pacers, the 7'2 center appeared in 11 games averaging a career-high 3.9 ppg and 2.1 rpg. That season he also recorded his career high with 17 points and 9 rebounds on January 30, 2001 in a game against Orlando.

During the offseason he helped his native Croatia win the Silver Medal at the 2001 FIBA Under-21 World Championships where he averaged 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds during the tournament.

Sundov returned for the 01-02 season with Indiana seeing action in 22 games and posting 1.5 ppg and 1.0 rpg. He was released in the offseason but signed a free agent contract with Boston on July 19, 2002.

Injuries again limited Sundov's action that season as he missed time with both a sprained ankle and strained hamstring. While with the Celtics he appeared in 26 games, his NBA season-high, and averaged 1.2 ppg and 1.1 rpg. He was traded after the season to Cleveland where he only played half of the next season seeing action in only four games for the Cavs.

Waived on January 15, 2004, he signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks, reuniting with his former Pacers coach Isaiah Thomas. He only appeared in one game for New York and finished that season with the Gary Steelheads of the CBA.

The Knicks signed Sundov on September 8, 2004 for the 04-05 campaign. In what would be his final NBA season, he played in 21 games averaging 1.2 ppg and 1.0 rpg.

Sundov returned to Europe where he has played with teams in Israel, Belgium, Spain, Latvia, Ukraine, Greece, Hungary and elsewhere in the UAE and the Philippines. Most recently he spent the 2014-2015 season in Bulgaria.