Micic Seeking NBA Move; OKC May Deal His Rights

Serbian star Vasilije Micic is leaning toward making the jump to the NBA next season but not necessarily to the team that owns his rights, according to Donatas Urbonas of BasketNews.com (hat tip to RealGM).

The Thunder acquired Micic’s draft rights from the 76ers, who drafted him in the second round in 2014, in December 2020. With a glut of guards on the OKC roster, Micic’s agent is working with the team to trade his rights once again, this time to a team looking for backcourt help.

Micic stated earlier this month he was mulling a move to the NBA. “If this option comes out, I would be ready to risk (it),” he said.

He won his second consecutive Final Four MVP trophy in Europe this spring playing for Anadolu Efes in Turkey.  The 28-year-old signed a three-year extension with Anadolu Efes last summer that contains an escape clause after each season.

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