| Montenegrin / Serbian|
235 lb (107 kg)
6, 11, 15
KK Buducnost Podgorica
| 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
| May 21, 1981 (age 34)
Zrenjanin, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia (1981-05-21) |
2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Predrag Drobnjak, Vladimir Radmanovic, Dejan Tomasevic, Dejan Koturovic, Dejan Bodiroga
Zarko Cabarkapa (Serbian Cyrillic: ZHarko CHabarkapa; [ʒaːrko̝ tʃabarkapa]; born May 21, 1981) is a retired Montenegrin professional basketball player who played at the power forward position.
Zarko Cabarkapa Wikipedia
Cabarkapa was born in Zrenjanin, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia.
He played for KK Beopetrol and KK Buducnost Podgorica (on a team with fellow NBA player Aleksandar Pavlovic) in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. When playing there, he averaged 8.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
Cabarkapa was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (17th overall) in the 2003 NBA Draft. He moved to the United States, but in his rookie season he was injured, and this limited him to only 49 games that season. In 2005, the Suns traded him to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for two second-round draft picks. With the Warriors, he played in 37 games in 2004–05, and 61 games in 2005–06. He had problems with a back injury, and his contract with the Warriors ended in 2006.
After leaving the NBA in 2006, Cabarkapa stopped playing competitive basketball at the age of 25, as he recuperated from injuries.
In late November 2008, it was announced that he joined his old club KK Buducnost Podgorica, but only in practices, as he looked to get himself back into competitive shape.
On January 16, 2009, Cabarkapa signed with KK Buducnost Podgorica. Two days later, on January 18, he played his first competitive game in more than two years, appearing for 4 minutes in the Adriatic League clash at home versus KK Cibona. He recorded 2 points, no rebounds, and no assists.