Nikola Vucevic
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Erik Spoelstra had nothing but good words to say about the superstar of the Orlando Magic, Nikola Vucevic.

Spoelstra, the head coach of the Miami Heat, called Vucevic ‘a modern-day Dirk Nowitzki’.

“He’s gotten so much better, too, over the years. This is his career-best year, he’s been great for several years and he’s particularly given us nightmares.

But this year, it’s even different. It feels like you’re looking at modern-day Dirk Nowitzki. Out there, tonight, he basically did everything and he knows how to go early before you get your coverage to him,” Spoelstra said, via

Vucevic had 38 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and two steals in the loss to the Heat on Sunday night (102-97).