Alexander Vezenkov Rumors
The Sacramento Kings looked back at a player selected in the 2017 NBA Draft with only the 57th pick. The Brooklyn Nets chose this player, but his rights were transferred to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the blockbuster James Harden trade. No other team was as excited as the Kings. Talking with BasketNews, Vezenkov admitted – he’s the closest to the NBA he’s ever been. “I knew the Kings were interested in me, they watched me play during the season,” Vezenkov said. “I wasn’t sure when or how this was going to turn out. I’m telling everybody now that all I know and all I’m happy about is that my rights belong to a team that is interested in me. The Kings show the attention and want to see me.”
The 21-year-old said he watched the Draft with friend and teammate Joro Davidov. He told a Bulgarian national team press conference Saturday that he was surprised to be selected. “To be honest, I didn’t expect to taken. We waited a long time. After the 56th pick, I told Joro I wasn’t going to be selected but he said, ‘We still have a chance.’ “After hearing my name I was calm, but as I said, this is a recognition and nothing more. Nothing is guaranteed and I will need to work seriously to have a chance to play there.
“Brooklyn contacted me and said they were happy that I am part of their family. They said they would watch me and follow me, and they will prepare a program I can work on. They believe I need to stay in Barcelona and that’s right, because I have accomplished nothing with ‘Barca’ and my talent must be demonstrated first in Spain and the Euroleague before I get there. Now I only think about how to win at Barcelona, to win titles. What will happen then is unclear. “As for the Brooklyn Nets, we will see after one to two years or more when they decide.