Raptors president, Masai Ujiri on Sasha Vezenkov: “We will see”

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Giannis Askounis

08/Jul/24 19:52

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The next developments regarding Sasha Vezenkov center around his contract with the Toronto Raptors

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

The Toronto Raptors are working with Sasha Vezenkov, hoping to resolve the situation surrounding the 28-year-old power forward.

Pending potential developments leading to being released from his contract with the Raptors, Vezenkov decided to reunite with his former team Olympiacos, signing a lucrative multiyear contract, according to Eurohoops sources.

“We’re still going through that situation,” mentioned the president of the lone Canadian franchise of the NBA, Masai Ujiri on Monday, “I had conversations with Sasha, his representations, Bobby [Webster, GM], coach [Darko Rajakovic], and I think that should develop in the next few days or we’ll see whether it’s a few months.”

“We acquired a player in a trade and we feel we’ve communicated well. We communicated well with the agent and the team before and so we’ll see,” he added, “We’ll see how that goes.”

After being named MVP of the 2022-23 season of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Vezenkov penned a three-year, 20-million-dollar contract with the Sacramento Kings. In late June, he was traded to the Raptors along with Davion Mitchell, Jamal Shead, and a second-round pick of the 2025 draft with Jalen McDaniels shifted to the Kings.

Logging 42 appearances in the 2023-24 Regular Season, Vezenkov tallied 5.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 0.5 assists, and 0.2 blocks in 12.2 minutes per game.

In the EuroLeague, he made 228 appearances through eight seasons between Olympiacos and FC Barcelona. Besides the MVP nod, he was named to the All-EuroLeague First Team of 2021-22 and 2022-23.

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