Vezenkov compares NBA and EuroLeague: “Totally different games, each has its own beauty”

2023-10-09T11:38:55+00:00 2023-10-09T11:38:55+00:00.

Nikola Miloradovic

09/Oct/23 11:38

Sasha Vezenkov made his debut in the Sacramento Kings preseason game

By Eurohoops team /

The Sacramento Kings lost to the Toronto Raptors in a preseason game, with Sasha Vezenkov being the top scorer for the Kings in his debut, scoring 12 points in 11 minutes.

After a very efficient debut on the NBA courts, former EuroLeague MVP with Olympiacos shared his thoughts on the differences between basketball in Europe and overseas.

It’s a different game. Even though it’s preseason, the pace is different. It’s a little bit faster. Over there, it’s more about reading. It’s two totally different games. Every game has its own beauty,” Vezenkov said.

Even though the game is different, Vezenkov is ready to give his best and adapt as soon as possible.

I’m working every day. There’s no other way, I’ve said it many times. You have to face it, challenge, fail, race, and go through it. I don’t expect to be 100% from the first day. I need to work every day, stay locked in, and help the team.”

Vezenkov had a good shooting night, hitting 2-3 from beyond the arc.

I’m trying to help the team in different aspects. As I said, every game, I will try to be better, and I will be better.”

The former Barcelona and Olympiacos forward shared his thoughts on working with coach Mike Brown.

His philosophy and mentality start from defense. Everybody, including myself, has to be very solid in the defensive part. The physicality will be our defensive identity. And on offense, he knows what I can do and is trying to utilize that, so I think everything will be good,” Vezenkov concluded.