Teodosic revealed in a recent interview that he plans to return to Europe after the Clippers' season concludes, if not sooner, Antonis Stroggylakis of EuroHoops.net reports. "I think I definitely won't stay [in the NBA] because...I came, I saw how it looks and somehow...I enjoy more and it's nicer for me to play in Europe," Teodosic said. "So, I will return to Europe for sure, will it be during this season or at the end, we'll see."
Teodosic left behind a storied European career last summer to sign a two-year, $12.3 million contract with the Clippers, who were expected to give the 31-year-old the opportunity to vie for the starting point guard gig. The Serbian didn't meet expectations during an injury plagued rookie season, however, playing just 45 games and averaging 9.5 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per contest. After Los Angeles bolstered its backcourt ranks with the offseason additions of Patrick Beverley and first-round pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Teodosic has found himself out of the rotation in his second year with the team, so it's no surprise he's already eyeing a return overseas. Teodosic's comments suggest he may not make it through the entire season with Los Angeles, though there haven't been any reports thus far suggesting a parting of ways is imminent.
Teodosic played 11 minutes off the bench in Sunday's blowout win over the Wizards.
Teodosic missed the first four games of the year with a hamstring issue, but he returned to action Friday in Houston and got some run in Sunday's blowout. The Clippers have a surplus of point guards, but the second-year guard should still be able to carve out reserve minutes behind Patrick Beverley and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Ultimately, though, he'll struggle to be fantasy-relevant in his current role.
Teodosic recorded just a single assist in 15 minutes during Tuesday's 109-103 preseason victory over the Nuggets.
Teodosic was able to play 15 minutes after recovering from a hamstring concern that had so far kept him out of the preseason. That is where the good news ends as he was able to contribute just a single assist with nothing else. He is going to find it tough to work his way into any meaningful minutes especially with the impressive play of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. At this point, owners should stay clear of Teodosic, even in deeper formats.
Teodosic (hamstring) will make his preseason debut Tuesday against the Nuggets, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Teodosic has been sidelined by a nagging hamstring injury. During his age 30 rookie campaign last season, he averaged 9.5 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds. However, he played in only 45 games while nursing injuries -- mainly plantar fasciitis. He will probably struggle to reach the 25.2 minutes per game he saw, as the Clippers drafted promising rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams will also see minutes at the position.
Coach Doc Rivers is optimistic that Teodosic (hamstring) will practice Monday, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Teodosic has been nursing a hamstring issue but appears close to a return. If he manages to participate in practice Monday, the Clippers plan on giving him some minutes Tuesday against Denver.
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