The Kings reportedly have an interest in quickly adding Greek forward Sasha Vezenkov, selected by the Nets in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Sacramento acquired his NBA rights last year.
But it’s not known if Vezenkov is ready to join the Kings.
“I’m only thinking about how to become the champions of Greece and what will be the right decision for me at this moment,” he said, via BasketNews. “Nobody knows what will happen in a few years, so I will decide how to continue when the time comes.”
Kings coach Mike Brown recently flew overseas to watch Vezenkov up close.
“We’ll see if they have a specific offer,” Vezenkov said. “I’m ready for new challenges but, as I’ve said before, Athens and Olympiacos are my home and I feel great. For me, the most important thing is what’s best for my future.”
Vezenkov, 27, is 6-foot-9 and recently drew mention from Kings GM Monte McNair. Word is, Vezenkov could be headed to Sacramento as soon as next season.
“Right now we’re enjoying watching him and his team,” McNair said of Vezenkov. “… So we’ll sit down and see what our offseason looks like, and that will be a decision for later in the summer.”
The Kings won the Pacific Division this past season and made their first playoff appearance in 17 years.