Aleksej Pokusevski is compared to Giannis Antetokounmpo but as of right now He is far from someone who created a name in the NBA.
The media in the USA tends to compare young NBA basketball players with the “superstars” of the NBA league.
The last in a row is the one between the former double MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and Aleksej Pokusevski, and both players came to the NBA from Greece.
However, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti believes that all the similarities end there.
Presti rejected the comparisons of the local journalists and pointed out that they have a different plan for Aleksej Pokusevski, which includes keeping mobility and shooting for three points.
“His path must be gradual and must have continuity, like all our other players. It doesn’t matter how old he is, but to make the most of everything he did during the summer,” he concludes.
Presti also spoke about the reasons why Pokusevski was absent from the list of the Serbian national team this summer.
The OKC Thunder general manager used the opportunity to praise the young basketball player once again.
“I think Pokusevski has unique skills, but that also means he will have to fight. He is far from a complete player and someone who has already made a name for himself in the NBA. At the same time, we should not forget that he made great strides over the summer and I think he will have a great chance to show all his talent and potential during the season, “he concluded.
Let us remind you, Pokusevski is only 19 years old averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 45 games in his rookie season. Pokusevski is 7 ft 0 in (2.13cm) and weighing 190 pounds (91kg), he plays the center position.
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