Vasilije Micic on differences between EuroLeague and NBA, personal improvements

2024-04-18T14:20:09+00:00 2024-04-18T14:20:09+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

18/Apr/24 14:20
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The Serbian playmaker will now focus on the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris

By Cesare Milanti /

Ending the NBA Regular Season outside of the Eastern Conference Play-In or Playoffs, Vasilije Micic has concluded his first overseas season, playing first with the Oklahoma City Thunder and then with the Charlotte Hornets.

Talking to the club’s official channel in the Exit Interviews, he shared his willingness to play with the Serbian national team this summer after missing last year’s 2023 FIBA World Cup. “I would be very happy if we played in the Playoffs. Now I will focus on personal improvement and the Olympics”, he said.

Commenting on the differences between the EuroLeague and the NBA, one thing stood out immediately. “Extra time in the summer. The length of the season is different. Last year I finished in June and I didn’t have time to work on an individual level. This is the main difference between European players and NBA players”, he first addressed.

Averaging 10.8 points and 6.2 assists since joining the Hornets, he commented on improvements he needs to make. I’m 30 years old and I already have my own style of play. In my free time now, I’ll have a chance to work on my off-the-dribble three-point shooting and mid-range shooting”, he said.

“In Europe after the pick and roll you have less time to read the game. I have to work on my body and get stronger. I need to do this to be ready for one-on-one defenses. I don’t think I need to get better but maintain my current level. Defense effectiveness depends on the desire you have and your body. I will work on details this summer and hopefully, they will help me get better”, he also touched on.

Vasilije Micic was also praised by his countryman and club teammate Aleksej Pokusevski, who shared with Mozzart Sport his willingness to play in the 2024 Olympic Games with the Serbian national team.

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