Milutinov waiting Spurs’ call

2017-05-22T13:50:36+00:00 2017-05-22T14:04:54+00:00.

Aris Barkas

22/May/17 13:50

Nikola Milutinov had a good Final Four, he improved much his game during the season and his one of the primary options for the San Antonio Spurs this summer.

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The Serb center has more than a good chance to end up in San Antonio, which currently has three big men who can used their option and extend their contract.

Dewayne Dedmon (3m. $), David Lee (1,6 m. $) and Pau Gasol (16 m. $) have all player options for the extention of their contract for the 2017-18 season. If one of them decides to test the market and becomes a free agent – obviously in order to get a bigger contract – then the Spurs are ready to sign Milutinov, who was drafted by them at no 26 of the 2015 draft.

Milutinov’s contract with Olympiacos includes an NBA buy out of one million US dollars. However if Gasol, Dedmon and Lee use their options and remain part of the Spurs, then the most probable scenario for Milutinov will be to remain one more season in Europe and leave for the NBA at the summer of 2018, when he will be a free agent.

Olympiacos is in constant contact with the Spurs and waits their decision in order to decide also their summer moves for their front line. Milutinov emerged this season as a key member of the Reds and the Greeks would love to keep him for one more season.