EuroLeague Rumors: Vasilije Micic draws interest from 3 NBA title contenders

Back-to-back EuroLeague champion, Vasilije Micic, has attracted serious interest from three title contenders in the NBA.

This is what Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report writes, noting that these teams are the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls, respectively.

“With Denver having acquired the No. 30 pick, league sources expect the Nuggets will target a point guard such as Gonzaga ball-handler Andrew Nembhard.

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Denver has engaged various teams in trade conversations regarding Monte Morris, the sturdy reserve point guard who filled in as its starter with Jamal Murray sidelined for the season.

Some rival executives were prepared for Morris to be replaced by Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic, whose rights are held by OKC, as part of the Green trade.

Micic, 28, led Turkish club Anadolu Efes to the 2020-21 EuroLeague title while winning the EuroLeague MVP and has garnered trade interest from several playoff teams, such as Milwaukee and Chicago, sources said,” Fischer reports.

The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired the rights to Vasilije Micic in the Al Horford trade from the Philadelphia 76ers, who drafted him 52nd overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. However, the Serbian guard is not willing to join OKC and prefers to play for a contender.

At the time being, though, we should not rule out the possibility of Micic remaining with Efes, which bolstered its roster by signing Will Clyburn and keeping star guard Shane Larkin. The Turks aim to fight for their third straight EuroLeague title next season.

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