The 6’5” Teodosic, who is primarily a point guard but can also play off the ball, averaged a career-high 17.8 points and 5.7 assists in 29 Euroleague games last season. He will be entering his sixth season with CSKA Moscow.
“In the past I felt that playing in the NBA was not something really close to me,” Teodosic wrote in his blog. “Now, I think about it. I want to travel to the States, play in the NBA and compete against the best players in the world. Maybe now I am more ready mentally and also on the court. I know what I can do it, I believe in myself and I have no doubts or second thoughts.”
Earlier this summer, a report surfaced that the Serbian Olympian would prefer to sign with either the Spurs or the Jazz if he made the jump to the NBA. The Grizzlies reportedly offered him more than $5MM in 2013 but he opted to stay in the CSKA Moscow.
Teodosic, who went undrafted in 2009, reiterated in the blog that he would be picky when it came to signing with an NBA franchise.
“I will not sign anywhere just to be able to say that I played in the NBA,” he wrote. “I need the whole package that will excite me. So it depends on what offers I get as a free agent and the way the teams approach and talk to me.”
The five-time all-Euroleague selection and Euroleague MVP in 2010 started for Serbia in the Rio Olympics. He averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 assists as his home country reached the Gold Medal Game, which was won the United States, 96-66.