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Tracking Milos Teodosic

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Hello, fellow Grizzlies fans. Are you tracking the World Cup? If you are, you couldn't miss someone writing/talking about Milos Teodosic.

The reason for making this post is that the Grizzlies reportedly wanted to sign Teodosic to a 6-mil contract last summer, when Dave Joerger was appointed the head coach.

At 6'5, He is a masterful offensive player with elite ball handling, passing, and shooting skills. Orchestrates P&R extremely well, and is a constant threat from outside if left just a little bit open. His main position is that of a point guard, but his size and his scoring abilities make him almost equally as effective off the ball (on the shooting guard position). The main drawback about Teodosic is his somewhat soft defensive play. Although he is just a little bit slow, and plays less aggressive defense, he can take on his defenders with his unorthodox footwork, dribbling, and his big first step, and is capable of stealing balls thanks to his overall basketball IQ

MVP: Teodosic | Serbia VS Brazil (Quarter-Finals) 84-56 | FIBA2014

MVP: Teodosic | Serbia VS France (Semi-Finals) 90-85 | FIBA2014

If you find him an interesting player, feel free to check YouTube for career highlights and Wikipedia for misc data. His Euroleague stats don't look all that impressive, but considering the way he's been played for years in CSKA, it shouldn't surprise you. He is a much better shooter than the stats on Wikipedia say. Although Calathes is a better defender, Teodosic tops him in every offensive category, some of them by a wide margin. Do you think that Joerger and the Grizzlies are maybe still tracking him? Do you think that the Grizz could benefit from this guy?

Players to also watch: #8 Nemanja Bjelica (Timberwolves), #7 Bogdan Bogdanovic (Suns)