Miloš Teodosić is consistently rated the best basketball player outside the NBA, a 6’5” playmaker. Not just a point guard but a playmaker. He’s hinted that he will head to the NBA next season.
Monday, one of his native Serbia’s biggest newspapers, reported that the Nets are interested in him. Teodosić, who turns 30 in three weeks, plays for CSKA Moscow, the team Mikhail Prohorov owned in the Euroleague.
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In short, Teodosić in Europe’s Jason Kidd. He has gotten CSKA to the Euroleague Final Four seven straight years, winning the Euroleague title and leading Serbia to an Olympic silver medal in Rio de Janiero.
Novosti did not provide details on the Nets interest, relying mainly on the connections with Prokhorov. The newspaper also reported the Nuggets have interest too. Serbia’s other big basketball star, Nikola Jokic, plays in Denver.
The Nets will have as much as $33 million in cap space this summer. Teodosić will likely look for a big payday. He currently earns less than $3 million in Europe.
Last Thursday, Sean Marks said the Nets will be interested in international players both in the draft and free agency. Over the summer, the Nets hired Gianluca Pascucci, one of Europe’s top basketball minds, as director of global scouting.
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