Clippers Nab European Star Milos Teodosic On 2-Year Deal

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – The Los Angeles Clippers may have found their replacement for Chris Paul.

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Serbia’s Milos Teodosic is guarded by USA’s Paul George during the Olympic Gold medal match in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016. (Getty Images)

The Clippers signed highly touted 30-year-old Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic to a two-year, $12.3 million deal Thursday, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski‏. The second year is a player option.

Teodosic has been with Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow since 2011. He was the EuroLeague MVP in 2010 while playing for Greek club Olympiacos. He is a three-time All-EuroLeague First Team selection.

In a survey with NBA general managers last year, Teodosic was voted the best international player not already in the NBA.

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Teodosic will help fill a major hole in the backcourt left by the departures of Paul, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford.

The Clippers have been going through a retooling of sorts following the loss of Paul in a blockbuster trade to the Houston Rockets.

They acquired small forward Danilo Gallinari Wednesday from the Denver Nuggets in a three-team trade that saw them ship Crawford to the Atlanta Hawks. Gallinari will sign a three-year, $65 million deal with L.A.

Last week, Blake Griffin agreed to terms on a five-year, $173 million to stay in Los Angeles.

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