20 free agents that could join Ricky Rubio (and Gordon Hayward) with the Utah Jazz

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Milos Teodosic Serbia Utah Jazz free agency 2017 Jimmy Butler USA Basketball
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Milos Teodosic

Utah’s deal for Ricky Rubio may have quelled this one as a possibility, but Milos Teodosic is still out there.

After some great years in Europe, Teodosic is now looking to take the NBA by storm. The 30-year-old is coming off an incredible run with CSKA Moscow of VTB United League and the EuroLeague. In 2016, he and French baller Nando de Colo led the squad to a EuroLeague title win.

Long considered the best player outside of the NBA, Teodosic will have multiple suitors come July 1. Multiple reports have indicated that he’s close to signing with the Chicago Bulls. However, the Jazz have already been linked to him and may have an edge in securing his services if he’s willing to come off the bench.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder worked with him in the past when he was an assistant at CSKA under then-coach Ettore Messina. Snyder has a good relationship with Teodosic and openly called him “the best passer in the world.” That’s not hyperbole either; Teo’s creativity with the ball hearkens back to Jazz great “Pistol” Pete Maravich.

Defending in the Association will be hard for the Serbian floor general, but he does have good size at 6-foot-5.

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Between the VTB and EuroLeague action, he averaged 14.2 points and 6.8 assists per game while hitting on 36.2 percent of his 6.3 three-point attempts per game last season.