Sixth overall pick of the Washington Wizards in the 2011 NBA Draft who was a 2010 FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year Award winner.
Before playing in the NBA, he played for the Slovenian Geoplin Slovan and the Serbian Partizan Belgrade where he won 3 Adriatic League Championships, 3 Serbian Championships, and 3 Serbian Cups.
He was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a 3-team trade in February of 2014.
He comes from an athletic family. His father and sister played basketball while his mother played volleyball. His girlfriend, Eva Kodouskova, is also a basketball player.
His game has been compared to Dirk Nowitzki.