Report: Foreign prospects Milutinov, Dangubic to spend summer with Spurs
According to a report, San Antonio Spurs' foreign prospects, Nikola Milutinov and Nemanja Dangubic, will spend part of the summer working out for the team.
The two players will spend the first part of their summer with the team that has their NBA rights as “MozzartSport” reports.
While Dangubic will probably spend also the next season with Crvena Zvezda, which has him under contract until 2018, the situation with Milutinov is quite different and the Spurs may decide that it’s time for him to play in the NBA.
The NBA buy out clause in his (Milutinov) contract expires on the 15th of July. There’s one more issue with the two young players and that’s if their stay in the States can affect their call in the Serbian national team for the upcoming Eurobasket.
Milutinov was selected with the 26th overall pick by the Spurs in the 2015 NBA Draft. He is a 7-foot center, and plays with Greek team Olympiacos. Last season with Olympiacos, he averaged 4.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and shot 58%. He also won the 2016 Greek League championship with Olympiacos.
Dangubic was selected with the 54th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the 76ers.His rights were later traded to the Spurs. He is a 6'8" forward and currently plays for Crvena zvezda of the Serbian Basketball League. Last season, he averaged 5.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and shot 38%.
Having foreign prospects come in for summer workouts with the Spurs isn't anything new.
San Antonio did this on multiple times with Davis Bertans and prospect Adam Hanga before making their decision to either bring them to the NBA or let them continue to develop overseas.
The Spurs are likely just checking in on their progress and do their due diligence.
Hopefully, the two will impress the team and get them thinking about bringing them to the Alamo City sooner than later.