Born in Belgrade Yugoslavia, Predrag Stojakovic was a star at POAK in Greece, and was the 14th pick in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft (by the Sacramento Kings). Peja Stojakovic plays a hard game and his style paid off for the Sacramento Kings almost right away.
The Yugoslavia born strongman and accurate shooter was one of the Kings leading scorers during the early 2000s. He along with Kings' forward Chris Webber were Sacramento's 1-2 scoring machine. A deep perimeter scoring threat Peja Stojakovic scored 20.4 points per game and pulled in 5.8 rebounds per game and the next season put up numbers of 21.2 ppg and 5.3 rpg in 2000-2001. All the while the Kings were making the NBA postseason playoffs. In the 2003-2004 playoffs Peja averaged a robust 23.1 points per game in 12 games.
Playing guard and forward from 1998-99 thru 2002-2003 Peja Stojakovic averaged a resounding .366 percentage on 3-pointers, hitting on 63 of 172. In 2002-2003 he delighted Kings fans by making an unbievable 32 of 70 three-point plays - a .457 percent.
Playing with the Indiana Pacers in 2005-2006 Stojakovic scored 19.5 points per game, then in 2006-2007 he scored 17.8 ppg for the New Orleans Hornets.