Clippers officially waive Milos Teodosic
The Los Angeles Clippers have had a busy week leading up to Thursday’s trade deadline. Their activity continued after the deadline, as they officially waived point guard Milos Teodosic, the team announced.
The team has waived Milos Teodosic. https://t.co/l3qKzYCvTg
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 8, 2019
Teodosic, 31, originally signed with the Clippers in the summer of 2017. He had played only 15 games with the Clippers this season, as he lost playing time to rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Teodosic had reportedly become frustrated with his lack of playing time, telling Braca Đorđević of GlasAmerike (translated by Antonis Stroggylakis of Euro Hoops) that he was considering a return to Europe:
“I think I definitely won’t stay here because… I came, I saw how it looks and somehow… I enjoy more and it’s nicer for me to play in Europe. So, I will return to Europe for sure, will it be during this season or at the end, we’ll see,”
In those 15 games, Teodosic averaged 3.2 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. Over 60 games in his two-year career with Los Angeles, he averaged 8.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4 assists.
Teodosic’s salary for the 2018-19 season was $6,300,000, according to Spotrac.
The Clippers were very active prior to the deadline Thursday, completing two trades. In one deal, they acquired Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green from the Memphis Grizzlies for Avery Bradley. In the other, they picked up Ivica Zubac and Michael Beasley from the Los Angeles Lakers for Mike Muscala.
The team will likely waive Beasley, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
The Clippers are clinging to the eighth seed in the Western Conference, only a game and a half ahead of the Sacramento Kings. According to ESPN’s BPI Playoff Odds, Los Angeles has a 72.4% chance of making the postseason.