It’s not a secter that Teodosic has a contract for next year with CSKA Moscow, however as he explained to “Sportski Zurnal” newspaper there’s at least a desire to explode the NBA possibility in the future: “I was always thinking about what would be to go there, to get a different feel about basketball which is in many ways different from the way things are in Europe. But I have another year on my contract with CSKA and this season I will not think about the NBA. When the time comes, we’ll talk”.
Lakers center Timofey Mozgov, who signed a four-year, $64-million deal as a free agent in July, is back working out after he injured a groin last Friday while playing for the Russian national team. The Lakers said Mozgov participated in a full practice Wednesday with Russia and reported no pain from the injury after he got an MRI exam on Saturday.
The 7-foot-1 center was injured during an exhibition game between Russia and Ukraine last week. Mozgov missed the next two games with Russia, but the Lakers said he’s not restricted from playing in any more games.
Milos Teodosic: Bravo devojke! #TeamSerbia #basketball – Patrick Beverley: Brate how are u??? – Milos Teodosic: Good brate, preparing for the game tomorrow, you? – Patrick Beverley: Very good resting up. When u coming to the NBA brate!!! Miss u man!!! – Milos Teodosic: I don’t know… miss the good old days too
The Memphis Grizzlies tried to sign star European point guard Milos Teodosic in the summer of 2013, but the architect of Serbia’s near-upset of Team USA at the Rio Games rebuffed that chance to come to the NBA, according to league sources. Sources confirmed to ESPN that the Grizzlies offered Teodosic a two-year deal in the $5 million range in an attempt to lure him to the NBA.
But Teodosic elected to sign a contract instead with CSKA Moscow that has one more season remaining. His current deal has no NBA outs, so the summer of 2017 is the earliest that Teodosic would be a free agent.