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How the “other Marks” sees Teodosic

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We know how Sean Marks sees Milos Teodosic. In his one public comment, he’s called the CSKA Moscow guard “a terrific player.” In private, we hear he’s even more effusive. And of course, he’s personally checked him twice in Moscow.

Bobby Marks, the Nets former assistant GM (no relation), hasn’t traveled to Moscow this year. Working for Yahoo’s The Vertical, Bobby Marks is offering analysis of free agents available this summer. He likes what he sees and hears on Teodosic, telling NetsDaily that “Scouts really like him,” meaning NBA scouts.

He offers a balanced approach in his comments in The Vertical’s “Front Office Insider” series, however. He suggests that Teodosic will need some time to adjust no matter where he lands.

The Serbian guard has earned All-Euroleague honors the past seven seasons and was MVP in 2010 for CSKA Moscow, one of the premier teams in Europe.

A 6-foot-5 guard who sees the floor exceptionally well, Teodosic is one of the most creative passers not only in international play but potentially at the NBA level as well.

As past European players have shown, there is a transition period for players striving to become lead guards and there is concern about how Teodosic will hold up in an 82-game season.

Teodosic has not averaged more than 27 minutes per game in the past six seasons and played a high of 63 games in 2015-16.

Teodosic’s contract with CSKA expires at the end of the season and he will be free to negotiate with NBA teams without the need for a buyout.

Teodosic ranks just below Deron Williams on Bobby Marks’ list although his European status separates him from the rest. Other free agent point guards tied to the Nets rank No. 4, George Hill; No. 5, Jeff Teague; and No. 8, Patty Mills.

Bobby Marks doesn’t offer any inside info on who the competition might be for any of them, and of course, we don’t know if there’s any overlap between Bobby’s public list and Sean’s private one.