ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that former EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micic continues to receive significant trade interest within the NBA by contenders.
ESPN Sources: EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micic continues to attract significant interest among several NBA teams who’d like to acquire and sign him. OKC has rights to 6-foot-5 PG, but doesn’t fit their rebuild timeline at 28. Micic would like to join NBA next season if deal’s found
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 12, 2022
Micic’s draft rights are currently owned by the Oklahoma City Thunder, who acquired him in the Al Horford trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. Micic was drafted 52nd overall in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft by the Sixers.
This isn’t the first time Micic being interested in the NBA has been reported but it’s the first time someone like Wojnarowski has said something as definitive as this.
While Micic has previously pump-faked the NBA when it comes to joining in the league, this time it sounds legit.
Micic does not sound interested in playing for the rebuilding Thunder and the feeling appears to be mutual as the team does not have minutes to hand out to a 28-year-old.
The likely conclusion is that Micic gets traded to a playoff contender who guarantee him rotation minutes and the Thunder get draft pick(s) in return.