Sacramento Kings Trade 49th Pick To Cleveland In Return For Rights To Sasha Vezenkov
Jun 23, 2022, 9:57 AM | Updated: 2:55 pm
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And we’re off.
The Sacramento Kings have traded the 49th pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers in return for the rights to Bulgarian forward Sasha Vezenkov. The Kings will also receive $1.75 million from Cleveland in the deal. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the trade Thursday morning.
Vezenkov, 26, was the 57th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The 6’9 forward currently plays for Olympiacos B.C., a Greek basketball club that competes in the EuroLeague.
Cleveland is acquiring Sacramento's pick at 49 in tonight's NBA draft for the rights to Sasha Vezenkov, sources tell ESPN. Vezenkov, 26, was a first-team All-EuroLeague forward this season. He was the 57th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2022
Vezenkov is a 6’9 forward that can play shooting guard, small forward and power forward thanks to his solid frame.
Over 21 games for Olympiacos this season, Vezenkov is averaging 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 55 percent from the field and 37 percent from beyond the three-point stripe.