Vasilije Micic, point guard for Anadolu Efes Istanbul and former EuroLega MVP, has traveled to Oklahoma City, according to sources in Eurohoops. With the Oklahoma City Thunder holding his rights, discussions on a potential deal may begin this week after the June 22 NBA draft.
With the Oklahoma City Thunder having his rights, Vasilije Micic can start talks about a possible deal after the #NBA drafthttps://t.co/IsuQqwsrgV
– Eurohoops (@Eurohoopsnet) June 19, 2023
Micic was previously linked to a move to the NBA last summer, but he chose to stay with Anadolu Efes for another season. However, he has now strongly expressed a desire to play in the NBA.
“I am still showing a desire to go to the NBA. I would like to prove myself there.” Micic said in an interview with Eurohoops last July.
Thunder general manager Sam Presti confirmed that he had conversations with Micic last summer, indicating that they were close to reaching an agreement at some point. Although Micic is currently under contract with Anadolu Efes, Presti did not rule out the possibility of future negotiations, stating: “It’s probably something we will evaluate from year to year.”
Micic is under contract with Anadolu Efes for next season, the visit to Oklahoma City suggests a potential change in his future plans.
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