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Drafted 24th overall by the New Jersey Nets in the 2002 draft, Krstic played professionally in Serbia for four seasons before joining the New Jersey Nets for the 2004-05 season. He averaged career highs of 16.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in 2006-07 before suffering an ACL injury. He returned the following season, but struggled and ultimately signed with Russian squad Triumph Lyubertsy the next offseason.
Former OKC Thunder center Nenad Krstic agrees to deal overseas
Nenad Krstic, the center the Oklahoma City Thunder traded to the Boston Celtics with Jeff Green as part of the Kendrick Perkins trade, has signed a $8.8 million deal to play the next two seasons in Russia, according to a report.
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By mid-December of 2008, he had agreed to a three-year deal with the Thunder and returned to the NBA.