Early rumors had the Los Angeles Clippers getting rid of Milos Teodosic. Yet, the organization decided it was the teams’ best interest to keep the Serbian guard on their roster. They are at least doing that for now.
Teodosic is guaranteed to make $6.3 million next season. That’s all because the Clippers did not waive or trade him. Bringing Teodosic back could mean the Clippers front office is not done making moves.
Staying or going?
After Austin Rivers decided to exercise his player option and opt-in the final year of his contract that will pay him $12.6 million. He was then traded to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat. Teodosic may be him the same situation as his former teammate.
His payroll may be a bit expensive. Teodosic has an expiring contract that may interest any potential team the Clippers trade with. He can provide a solid backup point guard. Plus, he has a high basketball IQ and does not hurt against the salary cap for the 2019 offseason. Without doubt, the Clippers also have a crowded back court problem.
Currently, Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams are already on the roster. The Clippers drafted two guards in the with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson. They also re-signed Avery Bradley on a two-year, $25 million contract.
Still a logjam
Out of the guards the Clippers have on their roster, Teodosic may have the hardest time finding playing time. Beverley and Bradley are two of the best defensive guards in the NBA. Williams just won the Sixth Man of the Year award recently. Gilgeous-Alexander and Robinson both impressed on the Clippers summer league team.
This offseason, the Clippers are rumored with star players in potential trades. An expiring contract of Teodosic can help improve the chances of acquiring a talented star around the league.
Of course, stay tuned any more made moves.