Former Sixers Draft Pick Feels He’s Ready to Play in NBA
Six years ago, Sam Hinkie drafted Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic and stashed him overseas. The then 20-year old, posted 12.1 points, 3.2 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.9 triples in 31.3 minutes playing in the Adriatic League.
Now 26, Micic might be ready to help the Sixers, relays Dario Skerletic of Sportando.
This year I feel I climbed one or two steps higher, because this season was even more successful for me. My team played even better and I was an important part of that. I don’t want to just play in the NBA. I don’t want to be proud of just an NBA record. I want to be part of an NBA team, get the chance to play. Playing in the NBA alone won’make me happy if I can’t be significant there.
Micic, in an interview with 15min.lt., talked about what NBA can expect from him.
I like to play a lot. I like to control the game. This is my style of play. I could play fewer minutes, play a smaller role, but I think that during my career in Europe I have already gained the status of a player, which shows that I could play a role longer than 20 minutes, which might be waiting for me in the NBA.
The Sixers selected Micic with the 52nd pick in the 2014 draft and still own his rights. He is currently playing for Anadolu Efes in Turkey where in 30.6 minutes per game he is averaging 14.5 points, 5.8 assists and shooting 40% from 3-point range in 24 games this season.