2014 Sixers Draft Pick Vasilije Micic Exploring Possibility of NBA Next Season
Per reports from Lithuanian Basketball Journalist, Donatas Urbonas, the 76ers 52nd overall draft pick in 2014, Vasilije Micic is considering joining the NBA.
Vasilije Micic on his future: „Anadolu Efes or the NBA – it’s the only scenarios I have for the next season“.
Micic, who played his career season (14.5ppg, 5.8apg), is under the contract with Efes until 2021. His NBA rights owned by the Sixers, but more NBA teams are after him.
— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) May 8, 2020
After the Sixers drafted Micic in 2014, he remained overseas playing in a few different countries before settling down in Istanbul, Turkey. Coincidentally, that’s also where both Dario Saric and Furkan Korkmaz spent time playing.
Micic is a 6’6 point guard and a member of the Serbian National Team. The 26 year old shot 40% from three, and 47% from the floor averaging nearly 15 points per game and 6 assists. Micic could prove to be a valuable bench player for the Sixers, an area in which they have struggled to find consistency over the past seasons.
The Sixers still own rights to Micic, but other teams are also interested in acquiring his services in the NBA, which could be even more interesting. Assuming the Sixers are confident in Shake Milton as a backup PG, they now have a new piece to move around come draft time next month.
I would lean on the sides towards keeping him in the rotation given the fact that judging by his highlight reels on YouTube, Micic can create his own shot and shoots a high percentage from the floor.
One road block here is that Micic has stated he only wants to come across the pond to play in the NBA if he is guaranteed playing time. Again, that would be tough to come by, especially with Furkan Korkmaz, Shake Milton, and the rest of the supporting cast on the Sixers.
Still, an interesting name to be aware of as we inch closer to the NBA draft.