NBA trades, free agency news, updates: Milos Teodosic to Clippers and more, scroll down for updates!
EURO LEGEND TEODOSIC SIGNS WITH CLIPPERS
It’s finally happened. The world’s most creative passer, Serbian legend Milos Teodosic, has signed to play in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers, aged 30. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports a two-year deal, with the second season a player option.
The Clippers have lured a remarkable replacement for Houston Rockets-bound point guard Chris Paul. Teodosic led Serbia to an Olympic silver medal last year, on top of a glittering European career that saw him named EuroLeague MVP in 2010 and currently had him contracted to Russia CSKA.
Teodosic had to buy out his contract in order to finally make his NBA move. He comes with high praise, such as this from Team USA and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski: “As good a player, as good a guard, as there is in Europe.”
New teammate Patrick Beverly, who arrived at the Clippers in the Paul trade, has already played with Teodosic in Greece and gave the flamboyant PG a major rap:
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THREE-TEAM TRADE, CRAWFORD BUYOUT COMING: HAYNES
Outgoing Clippers guard Jamal Crawford will try to secure a contract buyout amid a three-team trade that would send him to the Hawks, Danilo Gallinari (Denver) to LA and Paul Millsap (Atlanta) to the Nuggets. ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports interest in Crawford from three teams, after a potential move to the Lakers fizzled out:
RJ GOING AGAIN FOR CAVALIERS
Cleveland veteran Richard Jefferson, 37, has confirmed that he will play on next season.
“I will be starting my 17th season next year; I am not retiring,” Jefferson told the Road Trippin’ with RJ and Channing podcast.
Jefferson has been in the NBA since 2001 and averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds for the Cavs last season, as they again went to the Finals. He has two years to run on his contract, earning $ US2.5 million next season and $ US2.6 million in 2018-19
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