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Vasilije Micic Injured, Won't Compete For Serbia

The Sixers and injured knees go hand in hand.

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I really hope one day the Sixers doctors will be able to grow knees, because it always seems their players are always without healthy ligaments. The latest problematic patella happens to be that of Serbian point guard prospect Vasilije Micic, who will be forced to miss the FIBA World Cup due to the ailment.

From Russian news service Novosti (and translated via Google):

Problems with the knee were stronger than Micic's desire to fight for a place in the team. Even before the 10-day, when he was in Munich to the signing of contracts and inspections, medical committee Bayern has established the presence of fluid in the operated knee and asked us to Micic approaches to rehabilitation. We worked all in agreement with his new club and coach Pesic, we did not burden the Vasa missed match of the tournament in Trieste. Due to the lack of players in the guard line, leave Teodosić and Nedović, Micic personally insisted to participate in the tournament in Pau and help the team.Unfortunately it is no can not count for the World Cup. Health of the players is in any case in the first place, especially as a young talented guy, in front of which was a beautiful future. He had a great approach and attitude toward work. To it will seriously count the following representative actions - said Alexander Đođrević , coach of the senior national team of Serbia.

Philadelphia selected him with the 52nd overall pick in this year's draft, and he has been breaking hearts ever since. Once considered likely to come to the NBA in 2015, Micic signed a two year deal with German side Bayern Munich with an option for a third year. The earliest he could be donning a Sixers jersey is 2016.

The FIBA tournament would have given fans a chance to watch him showcase his great passing abilities and pick & roll prowess, but clearly his knee had other ideas.

Ban knees. Ban all of em'.

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