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Milos Teodosic Considered Best International Player Not In NBA By GMs

Oct 18, 2016 10:50 AM

NBA general managers consider Milos Teodosic the best international player not currently in the NBA at 53.6 percent.

Teodosic went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft and has played for CSKA Moscow since 2011. Teodosic is a three-time All-Euroleague First Team selection and won MVP honors in 2010. In the past year, Teodosic has won the Euroleague with CSKA and a silver medal with Serbia.

Sergio Llull of Real Madrid ranks second at 28.6 percent, followed by Nando de Colo at 14.3 percent.

John Schuhmann/NBA.com

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Grizzlies Tried To Sign Milos Teodosic In 2013

Aug 15, 2016 2:39 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies attempted to sign Milos Teodosic in the summer of 2013. 

The Grizzlies offered Teodosic a two-year deal in the $5 million range in an attempt to bring him to the NBA.

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. Teodosic figures to receive interest from the NBA when he becomes a free agent.

"As good a player, as good a guard, as there is in Europe," Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Milos Teodosic, Memphis Grizzlies, CSKA Moscow, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Ekpe Udoh Considering NBA Return After Successful Season In Turkey

Jun 27, 2016 11:38 AM

Ekpe Udoh is interested in a return to the NBA after a successful season with Fenerbahce in Turkey.

Udoh has set a deadline early in July free agency to decide the best offer from six NBA teams and two elite Euroleague clubs, Fenerbahce and CSKA Moscow. 

“It’s definitely a possibility to come back to the NBA,” Udoh told The Vertical. “I can see myself fitting back today. I have lowered my weight to 240, so I’m even more mobile. I protect the rim, get out in transition and I’m able to play with any team and guard one through five.

“That was a big focal point around the NBA this past season, finishing off the pick-and-roll or hitting the open man. I can fit back in the NBA with whatever decision that I make.”

Udoh was the sixth overall pick by the Golden State Warriors out of Baylor in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Udoh averaged 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 27.3 minutes in Euroleague. 

“Spending this season with Fenerbahce was critical,” Udoh said. “After the previous two years in the NBA, it was difficult to go through injuries and not receiving the chance to play my game. Fenerbahce allowed me to be aggressive, and I got to play for a great coach in [Zeljko] Obradovic. I got to play a lot of minutes and keep my body in shape.

“That was the best thing for my career, bringing back the love and understanding how hard I need to work to be in elite shape.”

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Ulker, CSKA Moscow, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

CSKA Wins 2016 Euroleague Final Four, Nando De Colo Named MVP

May 15, 2016 6:24 PM

CSKA defeated Fenerbahce Ulker 101-96 to win the 2016 Euroleague Final Four.

Nando De Colo was named MVP as he had 22 points and seven assists in the title game. Kyle Hines, Cory Higgins, Andrey Vorontsevich and Viktor Khryapa also had double-figures.

Fenerbahce was led by 17 points for Ali Muhammed and 16 points apiece for Pero Antic, Ekpe Udoh and Gigi Datome.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow, Euroleague, International, International Teams, International League

Nando De Colo Named Euroleague MVP For February

Feb 29, 2016 6:15 PM

Nando De Colo has been named the Euroleague MVP for the month of February.

De Colo finished with averages of 19 points, 2 steals and 25 PIR, putting him among the top five players in February in all three categories.

RealGM Staff Report

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Andrey Vatutin Reportedly Nets' Top Choice To Become Next GM

Jan 5, 2016 1:36 PM

Andrey Vatutin is the top choice of Mikhail Prokhorov to become general manager of the Brooklyn Nets this offseason.

The contract of Billy King expires at the end of the 15-16 season.

Vatutin is currently the president of CSKA Moscow.

Under his management CSKA Moscow won the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Russian Superleague and the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 Russian Championships. 

Vatutin had an interview with RealGM's Erildas Budraitis in 2012.

Aris Barkas/Eurohoops

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