HoopsHype Mirza Teletovic rumors

December 3, 2013 Updates

Mirza Teletovic said he didn’t know anything about a Bosnian television report in which his European agent said Teletovic wished to be traded by the Nets. Teletovic said he “feels awesome” being in Brooklyn. Lately, absolutely. He’s averaging 14.3 points over the past three games. Given the injury to Pierce and how good he’s been at shooting and scoring, it doesn’t seem like there’s a reason for the Nets to deal Teletovic. Still, this is something worth keeping an eye on moving forward. ESPN.com

The best B&H basketball player Mirza Teletovic will leave the Brooklyn Nets if his manager Miodrag Ražnatovic is able to agree on a transfer to another NBA team. The manager from Belgrade confirmed this and said that ‘’Mirza did not receive a minute of playing time as in the preparatory period’’. ‘’Now the situation is better. He will get a chance, but, generally, our idea is to try to find luck somewhere else. We will try in a quiet and civilized way to agree with the club and to come to a trade in the next month or two where he will get more playing time’’, said his trainer. Sarajevo Times

‘’I am absolutely certain that he can be one of the top NBA players because he has a shot that other top players do not have. It is up to us to be able to find the right place, where he will have a leadership position as he had in the national team and in Kaha Laboral’’, said Miodrag Ražnatovic for TV1. Sarajevo Times

November 26, 2013 Updates

I asked Teletovic if, two seasons in, he thinks he has a role on this team. "I don’t know," he admits. "I just hope for the best, man. Just when I get in, I kind of have a role, it’s to space the floor, but it’s tough, you know? Right now, for the time that I’ve played, it just takes time to develop your role and to know what you need to do.” The Brooklyn Game

The inconsistent time on the floor is tough for Teletovic, who led Euroleague in scoring prior to joining the Nets in 2012, and would have led Eurobasket in scoring this offseason had he played enough games to qualify. "If you don’t play and then you go back into the game again, you’re totally out of rhythm and totally out of control," Teletovic said. "You can practice as much as you want, but it’s not game shape. Game shape is game shape, you know? When you play, you get in game shape. I try, when I get in the first couple of minutes, just to play defense, get some rebounds just to feel the ball and then after that I try to do something.” The Brooklyn Game

November 5, 2013 Updates

Mirza Teletovic said his Sunday night tweet in Croatian that translated to “I hate liars” wasn’t related to his playing time, or lack thereof. “Nothing to do with basketball at all or the Nets,” he said. “It was meant for somebody in my language, and I don’t see anybody working with the nets [who knows] my language. It has nothing to do with Nets.” New York Post

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Brooklyn Nets big men Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic got into a scuffle during Sunday's practice and had to be separated. No punches were thrown, and the team quickly resumed drills. "It's great. That's competition. That's what it's all about," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. "This team is put together to compete at a high level, and you saw that. There's nothing wrong with competition. Tempers might flare, but it's all out of respect, because we're all working hard, and as a coaching staff and as players, that's what you need." ESPN.com

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October 9, 2013 Updates

If Deron Williams has to do this every time Mirza Teletovic hits a three this season, Williams is going to build up those pecs — Teletovic can knock that shot down. During Brooklyn’s exhibition game Tuesday night, in the fourth quarter when Teletovic hit a three, teammates waived over D-Will to do a few pushups (Teletovic was 3-of-7 from three but it only happened once). NBCSports.com

September 26, 2013 Updates

Meanwhile, in an interview with Bosnian TV, Teletovic talked about how he had fielded offers from various European teams "throughout the summer" but that he wants to win a ring with the Nets. Asked by the interviewer if he thought his value had risen after Eurobasket, he smiled and said, "I hope so." "Throughout the whole summer, there were offers ... from European teams to NBA trade offers but I am standing behind what I said when I signed with Nets. My big desire is to stay with Nets and win a ring with them. For me, there is only one team and that team is the Nets," he told the interviewer.. "I think that we have super team. We brought in great new players and a coach, who was before everything else a great basketball player. He knows everything about basketball and I think that I will get my real chance and that we will all together do some big things in NBA." NetsDaily

September 12, 2013 Updates

Teletovic, who is 28 years old, carries a heavy load for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and his shooting percentage—38.6 from the field—reflects that. But he is second in the tournament with 21.0 points per game, and averages 7.8 rebounds. Bogdanovic, who is 24 and had hoped to sign this summer, is ninth in scoring (16.7 points) in the European tournament. Both players are in high demand around the league. But, as one general manager told SN, “The Nets don’t seem to have any interest in getting rid of either guy. Plenty of teams have asked, but they are not moving them, not right now.” Sporting News

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