Sixers Draft-And-Stash Prospect To Play In Serbia

3:35pm: Pick has informed Hoops Rumors that Micic has been loaned to Crvena Zvezda by Bayern, and the German club still possesses an option on Micic for the 2016/17 season.

3:26pm: Sixers draft-and-stash pick Vasilije Micic has signed with the Serbian club Crvena Zvezda, according to agent Misko Raznatovic (on Twitter). Chema de Lucas of Gigantes del Basket first reported the deal (Twitter link; translation via Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia). International journalist David Pick confirms the signing has taken place (Twitter link). The length and terms of the arrangement are not yet known, nor if the deal includes an NBA buyout clause that would allow Micic to join the Sixers if his deal with Crvena Zvezda spans multiple seasons.

Micic, 21, was the No. 52 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, but he signed with Bayern Munich in Germany on a multiyear pact rather than heading stateside that year. The point guard averaged a combined 7.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists on 38.4% shooting in 2014/15 while playing overseas. Micic’s numbers took a significant dip this season, with the point guard notching a meager 1.5 points and 1.5 assists for Bayern while appearing in just eight of the team’s 24 regular season and Euroleague contests. It has yet to be announced if Micic was released by Bayern or if he exercised an escape clause in his contract that allowed him to depart.

It is unclear if Philadelphia has any intention of bringing Micic stateside at any time in the near future, though, judging by his poor play overseas this season, he doesn’t appear ready to contribute at the NBA level regardless of the Sixers’ current backcourt woes. In all fairness to Micic, he did suffer an ankle injury over the summer and may not have been fully recovered when play began this year, but his numbers last season when healthy fail to impress as well.

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