2018 Free Agency
Report: Milos Teodosic opts in with LA Clippers; DeAndre Jordan's future unknown
From NBA media reports
One of the more dazzling players on the LA Clippers’ roster last season is apparently set to stay with the team for 2018-19.
As for the team’s stalwart center, his future remains unknown.
According to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times, rookie guard Milos Teodosic is opting in for next season with the Clippers. He dazzled with his court vision last season and averaged 9.5 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game, playing in 45 games. His season was slowed, though, by a pesky plantar fascia injury.
Center DeAndre Jordan, however, has yet to make a decision. Jordan — who was second in the NBA in rebounds per game (15.2) and field goal percentage (64.5 percent) last season — is still mulling his options, Turner reports:
Clippers guard Milos Teodosic has decided to opt in to his contract that will pay him $6.3 million next season, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the situation.
Only $2.1 million became guaranteed after Teodosic opted in, which is what the Clippers would owe the point guard if they decide to waive him. His contract becomes fully guaranteed on July 16.
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan hasn’t made a decision yet on whether to opt-in to his contract that will pay him $24.1 million next season, according to another NBA official.
Jordan has until Friday to make his decision.
Jordan and the team have yet to agree on an extension, as talks were on and off throughout last season. “I want to be where I’m wanted,” Jordan said at season’s end. “I want to have a chance to contend. That’s really what I’m looking at.” He averaged 12 points and 15.2 rebounds, but just 0.9 blocks — his lowest since the 2009-10 season. Jordan has spent his entire 10-year career with the Clippers and he turns 30 in July.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.