Vezenkov on the NBA: “I am ready for new challenges”

Sasha Vezenkov he was the best of the European course (17.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists for a PIR of 22.2). MVP of the regular season and leading scorer in the EuroLeague, his Olympiacos lost in the final of this competition to Real Madrid (78-79), but if he had lifted the continental scepter he would undoubtedly also have been the most outstanding player in the Final Four in Kaunas. In the final, for example, he finished with 29 goals, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for a PIR of 34.

Olympiacos announced at the beginning of the year that Vezenkov renewed until 2025 (His contract expired a year earlier, in 2024), but his future is not entirely clear. The Nets drafted him in 2017 (position 57), but his rights are currently from the Sacramento Kings who has shown interest for the Bulgarian to cross the pond and make the leap to the NBA. Vezenkov has not clarified his future for now. “I only think about how to win the Greek League and what will be the right decision for me at this moment. Nobody knows what will happen in a few years, so I will decide how to proceed when the time comes, ”he commented to the Bulgarian outlet. BNT, but he did clarify that he will sit down with the Kings once the season is over. “We have agreed that the best thing would be to finish the campaign and then meet. We’ll see if they have a specific offer and I’ll decide. I am ready for new challenges, but as I said before, Athens and Olympiacos are my home and I feel very good here.”.

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Vezenkov, born in Cyprus but with Bulgarian nationality, landed at Olympiacos in 2018 from Barça, where he had spent three seasons. In these years it has grown to become one of the best ‘four’ on the Old Continent.

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