Report: Milos Teodosic Opts in to Clippers Contract Worth $6.3M

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 24, 2018

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 25:  Milos Teodosic #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers dribbles the ball the first half of an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on March 25, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Milos Teodosic is going to remain with the Los Angeles Clippers after opting in to the second year of his contract.  

Per Yahoo Sports' Shams CharaniaTeodosic exercised his $6.3 million option for the 2018-19 season. 

After spending 10 seasons playing for Olympiakos and CSKA Moscow from 2007-17, the Serb came to the United States to play in the NBA. He signed a two-year deal worth $12.3 million last July.

The 31-year-old told Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times in March he was enjoying his first NBA season: 

"So far, I really enjoy. I'm happy to be here and I really enjoy playing with the best players in the world and against the best players in the world. I'm happy that I'm here. ... I was expecting much faster and much physical game here. So it's not nothing that I didn't expect. I expected this from the best players in the world."

After suffering a plantar fascia injury to his left foot in the second game of the season, Teodosic sat out 22 games to recover. He developed into a solid role player for head coach Doc Rivers, contributing 9.5 points and 4.6 assists per game. 

Despite losing Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in separate trades last season, the Clippers still finished a respectable 42-40 in the Western Conference. It's a testament to Rivers' coaching and the overall depth of the roster with players such as DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams, Austin Rivers and Montrezl Harrell. 

Teodosic will be able to run the backcourt with Austin Rivers and Patrick Beverley, who was limited to 11 games last season after having microfracture surgery on his right knee in November.

The Clippers are still on the fringes of playoff contention in the still-early stages of the offseason, but Teodosic's return gives them more depth in the backcourt heading into the 2018-19 season. 

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