In a single day, two EuroLega MVPs flew to the NBA. First Sasha Vezenkov, best player of the last edition, signed a three-year deal with the Sacramento Kings. Now it was instead the turn of Vasilije Micić, who won the award in 2021 and added two Final Four MVPs in 2021 and 2022: for the Serbian accord three-year, $23.5 million total with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Micić in OKC had also been talked about a year ago, as the Thunder had long held the rights to him: however, the player had stayed another year at Efes.
Coming in at 29, Micić probably does not want to foreclose on the NBA despite the Thunder not having who knows what ambitions in the short term. The Serbian had been in Oklahoma City in recent weeks, which hinted at a possible imminent signing. Over the past season, Micić has maintained 16.0 points and 5.4 assists average in the EuroLeague, however, failing to make the Playoffs.
EuroLeague G Vasilije Micić – one of Europe’s best and most accomplished players – has agreed on a 3-year, $23.5M deal to join the Thunder, Jason Ranne of @Wassbasketball tells ESPN. A two-time EuroLeague champion and an MVP, Micic brings a significant skillset and IQ to OKC. pic.twitter.com/SBjxHHRftJ
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2023