Milos Teodosic exercises option for 2018-19 season
Flashy international point guard Milos Teodosic isn’t going anywhere as he exercises his player option for the 2018-19 season with the L.A. Clippers.
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Teodosic will be earning $6.3 million next year — the final of the two-year $12.3 million pact he signed last summer.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic has exercised his $6.3M player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2018
The Serbian guard entered the NBA in the 2017-18 campaign after years of dominating the EuroLeague. His arrival was a long-awaited one, with plenty of fans considering him as the best player outside the NBA for the longest time.
As expected, Teodosic displayed his flamboyant brand of basketball in Tinseltown, dropping jaws with passes that made him a legend over in Europe. His rookie season could have been more remarkable, but a number of injuries derailed his momentum, limiting Teodosic to 45 games with 36 starts.
In 25 minutes nightly, he was able to muster averages of 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game on 37 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
The Clippers not only missed his services for a good chunk of the year but also fellow floor general Patrick Beverley who was shut down after undergoing right knee surgery. These two veteran point guards will have an added responsibility this time around with the team acquiring Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on draft night.
The rookie out of Kentucky will have himself the best of both worlds as he learns the ropes behind defensive demon Beverley and playmaking wizard Teodosic.