Spurs 2015 first-round pick Nikola Milutinov agrees to three-year deal with CSKA Moscow

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San Antonio Spurs 2015 first-round draftee Nikola Milutinov has agreed to terms with CSKA Moscow in Russia. Sources told NBC Sports, Milutinov is signing a three-year deal with CSKA that has no NBA outs.

Milutinov was drafted by San Antonio with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2015 Draft. The seven-foot center had been with KK Partizan in his native Serbia before being drafted by the Spurs.

Over the last four seasons, the 25-year old Milutinov has played with Olympiacos in Greece. In 2019-20 he averaged 10.3 points on 65.6% shooting. He also grabbed 8.2 rebounds per game.

Milutinov was also a part of the Serbian team at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. He played in all eight games and averaged 7.0 points. Milutinov backed up NBA players Nikola Jokic and Boban Marjanovic for the fifth-place Serbian team.

As a former draft pick playing outside of the NBA, the Spurs will retain Milutinov’s draft rights until he signs or they renounce his rights. San Antonio could also choose to trade Milutinov’s draft rights to another NBA team.