Sasha Vezenkov leaves EuroLeague for NBA: rich contract in Sacramento

Sasha Vezenkov leaves the EuroLeague as MVP: the Bulgarian long player from theOlympiacos has come to an agreement with the Sacramento Kings, who held the rights, for a three-year, $20 million total. That’s a hefty contract for a player from Europe in his first experience in the league, but we’re still talking about an MVP.

Over the months, Sacramento, with various scouts and even Mike Brown, has been closely affected by Vezenkov’s exploits in Piraeus. Certainly the Bulgarian’s departure, 17.6 points and 6.8 rebounds average in the last EuroLeague, will leave a deep void in Olympiacos’ rotation. The red-and-whites will have to go back to the market and could really target Nikola Mirotic, as suspected by Ettore Messina: the Montenegrin could be Vezenkov’s replacement and thus fade his move to Milan altogether.

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