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Pick: Nets taking another look at Milos Teodosic

FIBA Olympic Basketball Qualifying Tournament Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

David Pick, the Israeli hoops writer who chronicled Sean Marks nine-day European scouting trip last month, says the Nets GM is headed back to Europe to take another look at Milos Teodosic, the 30-year-old CSKA Moscow point guard.

Pick didn’t provide details, but the Euroleague playoffs start next Tuesday. CSKA will play Baskonia where Teodosic will be paired up against Shane Larkin, the former Net and Knick point guard.

Marks visited Moscow on March 22 to scout Teodosic, who’s a Euroleague free agent this summer and has expressed an interest in joining the NBA. The Nets have scouted him on at least one other occasion back on November 19 when CSKA played Brose Bamberg. Nicolo Melli, another player reported as a Nets target, played in that game for Bamberg.

It is an open secret that the Nets are interested in the 6’5” Serbian, who earlier this year NBA GMs voted the best player outside the league.

When Marks scouted Teodosic in March, Pick tweeted out pictures of both Marks and Nets chairman Dmitry Razumov, who watched the game with Andrei Vatutin, the president of CSKA.

In the game, Telodosic excelled with 20 points and 10 assists, shooting 7-of-9 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from three, in 28 minutes as CSKA Moscow defeated Darussafaka Dogus of Istanbul, 95-85, in a Euroleague contest.

In short, Teodosić in Europe’s Jason Kidd, at least on offense. He has gotten CSKA to the Euroleague Final Four seven straight years, winning last year’s championship, and leading Serbia to an Olympic silver medal in Rio de Janiero.