NBA : Mario Hezonia: From a young, sick Panathinaikos! (videos)


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Panathinaikos has acquired a player whose heart είναι has been green for many years. The reason for Mario Hezonia.

The Croatian has shown for years how much he loves the Panathinaikos team, deifying it at every opportunity on social media and praising its people. So, it was somewhat expected that he would wear the clover on his chest at some point and he will eventually do so by the end of this season, having the opportunity to claim titles with his favorite club.

In fact, in the summer he had deified Diamantidis and Albertis, while as we said, there are many posts during the years with which he deifies the world. Of course, he will not be able to play in front of the green audience this year, with the pandemic forcing Greek teams (and not only) to play without people.

But who is Mario Hezonia? Let’s start from the beginning…

Mario Hezonia was born on February 25, 1995 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, competes in 3rd and 4th places and is 2.03m tall. From a young age, he showed that he has great potential, making great appearances with the small national teams of his country, while in 2012, when he was only 17, he signed with Barcelona, ​​making his Euroleague debut.

He spent his first season mainly in the second team of Barcelona, ​​while he also made his debut in the Euroleague with the first team, having 2.5 points and 2 rebounds in 2 matches. His second season in Barcelona was clear in the first team, having 1.6 points in 14 games. The… explosion took place in the 2014-15 season, where in 22 games he had 7.7 points, while he made some great games, such as the 22 points in Madrid against Real for the Top 16. Now the NBA time had arrived…

He registered for the 2015 draft and was selected at number 5 by the Orlando Magic. In his first season in the NBA he averaged 6.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 79 games, but the second was not as productive, with Hezonia scoring 4.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 65 games.

In his third and final season in Orlando, Hezonia had his best averages, averaging 9.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 75 games, 30 as a starter. At that time, he made the best appearance of his career, with the Croatian, on December 17, 2017, stopping at 28 with 8/12 three points and 6 rebounds in the defeat of his team with 114-110 by the Pistons.

In 2018 he signed with the Knicks, staying in New York for a year and counting 8.8 points in 58 games. Of course, the highlight of the season was his fight with Giannis and the nailing over the Greek star, but also the stopper in Lebron, with which he gave the victory to his team against Los Angeles. In general, however, it was a year that did not leave a strong mark…

His last stop in the NBA was Portland, where again he did not show what he wanted, scoring just 4.8 points in 53 games. This season he went to the Grizzlies in exchange, but was released before the start of the season, with Memphis never really believing in the player.

In total, he completed his first appearance in the NBA with 330 games, 69 as a starter, averaging 6.9 points. He is now back in Europe, aiming to find himself again and show the person he can show.

It remains to be seen if he succeeds again…

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