Anadolu Efes Rumors
Vasilije Micic on offers received during the summer: ‘There were some 90 percent clear offers from the NBA, not 100 but 90 percent about details in the contract. And of course, I didn’t expect any promises like minutes-wise, but a kind of a role with Oklahoma [City Thunder]. And when I realized that Oklahoma was still not sure, because they had actually one and a half months extra with the NBA draft to see how many players they would take and what they would want to do with the trades, for me it was too long to wait. It was too long, especially when I had that offer from CSKA [Moscow]. Of course I spoke with Efes. I wanted to give them priority, if they could offer me something similar. I’m happy that they understood that I wanted to stay here and not leave just because someone said that I had to leave.’
2. Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes $3,7 M. Until last year he was the only player not named Mirotic to get more than three million per season and he still has one of the best contracts ever in the history of European basketball. Despite the change in Turkish taxation, Efes has the ability to pay really big money and Larkin still gets a royal contract.
3. Vasilje Micic, Anadolu Efes $3 M. The same applies to his teammate, Vasilje Micic, and his new contract explains why it was not easy for the NBA teams which wanted him to present a financially alluring offer. Micic was the best player of last season, he won everything and his new three-year contract with a three-million net salary per season is enough compensation for him.
As the earlier reports foreshadowed, Anadolu Efes announced that the club has reached a one-year agreement with Filip Petrusev. After two years at Gonzaga, Petrusev played with Mega Soccerbet his first professional season and he had huge success. He was named the ABA League MVP, Top Scorer, and Top Prospect. He averaged 23.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.
He also showcased his talents with the Serbian national team in the EuroBasket as well as the Olympic Qualifiers. Petrusev was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers this year as the 50th overall pick and played in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Anadolu Efes announced that reigning EuroLeague and Final Four MVP Vasilije Micic signed a three-year extension with the club, only to later delete all related posts from its social media platforms. Eurohoops can confirm that a deal between the two sides is indeed in place and it’s just a matter of time until a new official announcement arrives.