Vasilije Micic is not worried in Oklahoma: “Everything makes sense”

2024-01-27T14:05:20+00:00 2024-01-27T14:05:20+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

27/Jan/24 14:05

Despite limited playing time since joining the NBA, the back-to-back EuroLeague champ stays optimistic

By Eurohoops team /

Moving to the NBA in the summer alongside Sasha Vezenkov, Vasilije Micic hasn’t found the best of opportunities with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Serbian guard doesn’t seem bothered by this situation.

Talking in his team’s practice facility with his words collected by Sellout Crowd, he assured everybody. “From the outside for people that follow my career, maybe some things are not smooth and easygoing for me. But that’s not important to me. The most important is my current feeling, and my current feeling is showing me that everything makes sense, everything was with a reason”, he said.

It looks like the former Anadolu Efes player finds comfort through struggling. “Everything in Europe that I achieved was not given to me. I had to work for that. Nobody gave me anything there. So that’s how I learned it”, he commented by reflecting on his moments in European basketball.

In his first-ever NBA Regular Season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the 30-year-old guard has been spending only 12.1 minutes on the court, scoring 3.3 points with 2.4 assists per game. “[Vasilije] Micic is so cerebral that you just kind of trust he’s going to get there. I mean, you see the guy play in Europe and he’s a wizard”, Thunder’s head coach Mark Daigneault praised him.

Debuting professionally with KK Mega Basket in 2010, he then moved to Bayern Munich in 2014, where he stayed for one season before coming back to Serbia on loan to Crvena Zvezda. In the 2016-17 season, he played with Tofas Bursa in Turkey.

Emerging with Zalgiris Kaunas, Vasilije Micic then established himself as one of the best active European players as the leader of Anadolu Efes, where he stayed from 2018 to 2023. He won back-to-back the EuroLeague in 2021 and 2022), being named EuroLeague MVP in 2021 and Final Four MVP in both years.

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