Ten takeaways from the LA Clippers’ first preseason game

PLAYA VISTA, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: DeAndre Jordan /
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PLAYA VISTA, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Milos Teodosic
PLAYA VISTA, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Milos Teodosic /

Milos Teodosic looks legit

Teodosic’s NBA debut, albeit just a preseason game, was exactly what fans were expecting from the point guard. The Serbian struggled shooting wise and seemed a little bit winded at times, but put on an impressive passing display in the Clippers’ loss. Teodosic finished with only one point but dished out eight assists while only turning the ball over twice. The point guard also came away with two steals and made some quality defensive plays on Kyle Lowry and a few other Toronto players.

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Teodosic’s shooting shouldn’t be too much of a concern for the Clippers, as the point guard’s shot selection was smart and his shots were just slightly off on the majority of his attempts. It may take the former EuroLeague star some time to get adjusted to the longer three-point arc of the NBA and the overall speed of the game. What Clippers fans should be focused on is the array of passes that Teodosic showed off in just one game with the Clips.

All eight of the point guard’s assists were above average and Teodosic did a great job of running the offense during his time on the floor. Teodosic seemed to have a good feel for where his teammates wanted the ball and did a good job of setting players up for easy baskets. While all eight of his assists were impressive to watch, his most impressive may have been the perfectly alley-oop that he threw to a streaking DeAndre Jordan from just inside half court in the closing minutes of the first half.

You can watch that alley-oop and Teodosic’s other seven outstanding assists from his Clippers’ debut below: