Sasha Vezenkov


NBA rumors: Sasha Vezenkov: The NBA can and will wait

No question he is attracting interest from the other side of the Atlantic. However, Sasha Vezenkov says he is only focused on continuing his mission at Olympiacos Piraeus. “The NBA can and will wait. Our goal is Olympiacos. Let’s maintain the family atmosphere and win even more titles,” the Bulgarian forward told Open Sport, per
Sactown Royalty

Report: Sasha Vezenkov will not play for Sacramento Kings in 2022-23 season

After weeks of speculation about coming to the states to begin his NBA career, Sasha Vezenkov will not play for the Sacramento Kings in the 2022-23 season. The news was first reported Friday night by Sean Cunningham of Fox 40. Sacramento traded for Vezenkov’s rights on a draft day trade...
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Kings to sign Chima Moneke, won’t bring over Sasha Vezenkov

The Kings are signing Chima Moneke, sources tell Sean Cunningham of Fox 40 KTXL. According to RealGM, Moneke started his college career with Northeast Community College prior to transferring to UC Davis. In 21 games (30 MPG) as a senior for the Aggies, he averaged 18.4 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 1.0 SPG and 1.1 BPG on .515/.375/.714 shooting.

Sources: Sasha Vezenkov not going to Sacramento Kings; Moneke, Okpala signed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento Kings will not be bringing in Sasha Vezenkov for the 2022-23 NBA season, sources told FOX40.  The team will continue to monitor him in the upcoming season and hold his draft rights. The possibility to bring Sasha Vezenkov, who is with the Olympiacos, into the next season still exists.  […]
Fresno Bee

Sources: Greek League MVP Sasha Vezenkov staying with Olympiacos; Kings sign two forwards

The Kings signed two players Friday as they fill out their roster for the 2022-23 season, but Greek League MVP Sasha Vezenkov wasn’t one of them. League sources told The Sacramento Bee the Kings have signed KZ Okpala and former UC Davis standout Chima Moneke. Vezenkov will remain overseas for now, but the Kings could revisit the possibility of bringing him to Sacramento in the future, sources said.
Modesto Bee

Sasha Vezenkov named Greek League MVP; calls off Las Vegas meeting with Sacramento Kings

Top international prospect Sasha Vezenkov has reportedly called off his Las Vegas meeting with the Sacramento Kings after winning his second Greek League MVP award. Vezenkov, 27, was named MVP on Thursday after leading Olympiacos to its first Greek League championship since 2016. Vezenkov had 25 points, six rebounds and three assists against Panathinaikos in the final game of the championship series.

NBA rumors: Sasha Vezenkov not meeting with Kings in Las Vegas

Sasha Vezenkov will not travel to the US and will not meet with the Sacramento Kings management in the Las Vegas Summer. However, this doesn’t mean that he will not take an offer from the Kings and make the jump to the NBA.
Fresno Bee

Report: Sacramento Kings will meet with Sasha Vezenkov during Las Vegas Summer League

The Kings are reportedly planning to meet with All-EuroLeague forward Sasha Vezenkov to discuss the possibility of bringing him to Sacramento for the 2022-23 NBA season. reported the Kings have invited Vezenkov to Las Vegas to meet with the team’s front office during the NBA Summer League, which will be held July 7-17. The website noted Vezenkov will not play for Sacramento during summer league play, but he “will be interviewed and presumably receive an offer” from the Kings.
Sactown Royalty

Sasha Vezenkov is excited his draft rights are with ‘a club that really wanted’ him

A potential sleeping giant the Sacramento Kings acquired on the day of the 2022 NBA Draft was Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos Piraeus, one of many Greecian teams in the EuroLeague. Vezenkov’s draft rights (and cash considerations) were acquired by Sacramento from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Draft Day in exchange for...

The Sacramento Kings Trading For Sasha Vezenkov Was Not A Token Gesture

As long as they continue to offer a "required tender", NBA teams can keep the draft rights of players in perpetuity. And this is not always a good thing for players. While there is a prestige to being an NBA draft pick, it does come with the caveat that that player can now only sign with that NBA team, or to whichever team said rights are later traded. This is usually not a problem, and almost every NBA draft pick signs with a team at some point. But some do not. And as long as whichever team holds their draft rights keeps offering an unguaranteed minimum salary contract as a tender (for second round picks, at least, for whom this situation is almost always about) every season, those draft rights remain on the books.

Cavaliers Acquire No. 49 From Kings For Sasha Vezenkov

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired the No. 49 pick from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the draft rights to Sasha Vezenkov. Vezenkov was a first-team All-EuroLeague forward this season and was the 57th pick in the 2017 draft. The Cavaliers now own picks No. 14, 39, 49 and 56...
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Kings trade second-round pick for rights to Sasha Vezenkov and cash considerations

The Sacramento Kings have traded a draft pick... just not the one everyone was expecting them to move. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, they’re moving their second-rounder to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and getting the draft rights to Euroleague first-teamer Sasha Vezenkov in return. Vezenkov, 26, has played for...

Kings Acquire Sasha Vezenkov From Cleveland

The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has acquired the rights to Sasha Vezenkov along with cash consideration from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the 49th pick, according to General Manager Monte McNair. Vezenkov, 26, played for Olympiacos for the last four seasons. During the 2021-22 campaign, Vezenkov...

Sacramento Kings trade 49th pick for EuroLeague player Sasha Vezenkov

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento Kings made a move hours before Thursday night’s NBA Draft. The Kings announced they traded the 49th pick to acquire the rights to Bulgarian forward Sasha Vezenkov along with cash considerations from the Cleveland Cavaliers.  For the past four seasons, Vezenkov, 26, played for the Olympiacos B.C. of the […]