Alexei Pokusevskiy was released from Thunder

Alexei Pokusevskiy was released from Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder just announced via Shams Charania that they have terminated Alexei Pokusevskiy's contract. The Serbian, who came to the NBA in the 2020 draft from Olympiacos, barely counted for Marc Daigneault. This season there have only been ten games in which he has added nothing but bad minutes. Your contract Inexperiencedwhich the franchise extended in its second year, came to an end this summer.

Pokusevski came into the league as a project unicorn, but his prospects were dampened by a matchup that was too erratic and a physical cast that was too weak. Now it is difficult for him to get a place in the best league in the world. During his four years in the NBA, Balkan compiled averages of 7.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and two assists in 150 games.

After a season full of injuries that prevented him from attending the last World Cup finals with his country, the door to returning to Europe opens for Pokusevski. It must be remembered that Al-Dakhiliya arrived in the NBA without being a full-time player for the first team of Olympiacos, where she doubled for the reserve team. Even today, the youngest debutant in Greek club history remains to make his EuroLeague debut at 17 years and 83 days.

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