Conflicting Sasha Vezenkov rumors coming out of Europe

Vezenkov rumors swirling after rough rookie season

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We might have a detour. Then again, this could be much ado about nothing.

With the NBA Draft a little over two weeks away and free agency set to begin days after that, this moment in the offseason schedule is supposed to be about the NBA Finals. According to two European media outlets, that might not be the case, although the news from the two reporters contradict each other.

Matteo Andreani of reported Saturday morning that, “Sasha Vezenkov has been informed that he’s not on Sacramento Kings plans for the next season, I’m told.” Andreani goes on to say that Vezenkov’s “priority is to stay in the NBA. Kings will try to trade him.”

A second report, that came in a little over an hour after the first one, is from Mihalis Stefanou of Stefanou writes, “Sasha Vezenkov has informed Sacramento Kings that he doesn’t intend to return for the 2nd year of his contract. For now it’s open whether he will continue his career in NBA or he will decide to return to Europe.”

These are two very different storylines, but both lead to similar conclusions -- that a breakup between the Kings and Vezenkov is potentially on the horizon. 

So far, the Kings have been quiet on the subject, which is expected. Whatever their plans are for Vezenkov, there isn’t a reason to air them out in public at this point of the offseason. 

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