Per a report from Eurohoops, the Turkish team Anadolu Efes has apparently made overtures to Clippers’ point guard Milos Teodosic, and would sign him immediately if he were to be released from his contract.
There was a report a month ago today that Milos might return to Europe sooner than later, but those rumors seemed to have died down since then. Still, Eurohoops is fairly reputable, and it’s a no-brainer that Euroleague teams would want Milos, as he was perhaps the best point guard in Europe for a number of years before coming to the NBA.
Still, everything depends on what Milos wants. If he really does want to return to Europe right away, the Clippers will probably come to some sort of buyout arrangement with him. While he’s a very useful player to have on the bench, and some fans believe he should be a much bigger part of the rotation, the Clippers have too many guards, and Milos just won’t get many minutes barring a couple of injuries.
It does seem clear that Milos is destined to return to Europe after this season, so the question really is whether he would rather stick things out in the NBA for the rest of the season on the Clips, or go to a situation where he could play big minutes again quickly. I do think Milos is well-liked in the Clippers’ locker room, and he would definitely be missed if he were to leave. For what it’s worth, I think he sticks it out to support his teammates, but it wouldn’t be surprising if some sort of buyout deal was arranged so Milos can return to his beloved Euroleague — and to playing significant minutes.