This offseason, the OKC Thunder signed Vasilije Micic, the 2021 EuroLeague MVP, to a 3-year, $23.5M contract. If not for the existence of one Nikola Jokic, Vasa would have a strong argument for best active Serbian player.
Micic has been a mainstay in the Thunder’s offseason rumor mill since OKC acquired his draft rights in December of 2020. Every year when summer rolled around, Micic would bat his eyelashes towards Oklahoma, presumably as leverage for his contract situation in Europe.
Who is Vasilije Micic and how will he impact the Thunder?
It’s not entirely clear why Vasilije Micic has chosen now as the time to sign with Oklahoma City. Perhaps he could tell that the future was bright and that championship contention was not far off for this young squad. At 29 years old, he could be feeling his basketball mortality waning. Just a few years left to prove that he could crack it in the NBA. Maybe it was just the $23.5M offer that bowled him over.
Either way, he is sure to bring interesting new dimensions to the already-deep Thunder guard rotation. But before we can watch him light up the Paycom Center, we gotta answer a few questions first…