Report: Kings ‘legit contender’ to sign Euroleague star Milos Teodosic

Aug 17, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Serbia point guard Milos Teodosic (4) drives to the basket against Croatia shooting guard Bojan Bogdanovic (44) during the men's basketball quarterfinals in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings are contenders to sign Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic, according to a report by David Pick. Kings general manager Vlade Divac has strong bonds with Teodosic based on their shared Serbian heritage, says Pick.

If the Kings could land the 30-year old point guard this summer, it would at least be a short-term solution at point guard. Teodosic was one of the most-impressive international players at last year’s Olympics, where he averaged 12.1 points and 5.4 assists per game.

In the Euroleague, Teodosic plays for CSKA Moscow and puts up 20.5 points and 8.9 assists per 36 minutes on a 56.1 effective field goal percentage.

Sacramento will likely try to avoid starting Darren Collison at point guard again, whether they sign Teodosic or not. However, it’s worth noting that after trading DeMarcus Cousins in February, the Kings have embarked on what will be a long and painful rebuild.

Signing Teodosic would be a short-term solution to their point guard problem, but at age 30, he won’t be a long term solution.