LA Clippers’ Milos Teodosic to make long-awaited return vs. Raptors

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Milos Teodosic
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Milos Teodosic /

After missing more than 20 games due to a foot injury, LA Clippers point guard Milos Teodosic will return for tonight’s game vs. the Toronto Raptors.

Return of the Jedi, am I right?

Per Milos Teodosic’s Instagram page, among other sources, the Serbian guard will make his long-awaited return tonight vs Toronto. It’s just in time for Star Wars Night as well, when the Clippers will be giving away Milos Teodosic Jedi Knight bobbleheads to the first 10,000 fans in attendance.

Teodosic’s return means that the Clippers will finally have a true point guard back in the starting rotation. Austin Rivers and Lou Williams have been splitting ball-handling duties in his absence, and it’s led to a major decline in assist percentage.

Don’t get too excited, though. Teodosic will be on a strict minute limit, per @TomerAzarly on Twitter. It’s unknown how strict exactly, but Milos will not receive starting minutes.

The “rookie” guard looked impressive early on, especially in the preseason. In his two regular season appearances this season, he averaged 5.5 points and 4.0 assists per game. Once he fully recovers, he’ll likely take over the starting point guard position for the remainder of the season. Patrick Beverley‘s injury has taken a big toll on the team so far, but Teodosic’s return may remedy the situation.

In other news, Danilo Gallinari will miss a few games after suffering another glute injury. It isn’t the same as before, so he likely won’t miss 13 games again, but it’s worth noting. The Clippers are probable to start Wesley Johnson in his place.