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NBA Free Agency: Clippers Sign Milos Teodosic for 2 Years, 12.3 Million

The Clippers got their pass-first backup point guard.

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Clippers have reached an agreement with veteran Serbian guard Milos Teodosic on a 2-year, $12.3 million deal.

Teodosic, the 30-year-old star of CSKA Moscow, is considered to be among the best players in the world to ever not make the NBA jump. Now, he’s finally coming to the United States to play with the L.A. Clippers. A legendary passer and very good shooter, Teodosic finds himself in an ideal solution in L.A. surrounded by guards like Patrick Beverley and Austin Rivers, who are not elite distributors but can cover for Teodosic defensively and space the floor around him.

Per Wojnarowski, the second year of the deal is a player option. This will allow Teodosic to go back to Europe after one season if things do not work out in his first NBA season. The $6 million/year price tag is advantageous for the Clippers, because by not using the full mid-level exception they give themselves additional room under the hard cap to fill out their roster.