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January 23, 2015 Updates

Billy King Statement on Mirza Teletovic: “Our first thoughts are with Mirza and his family. We are very fortunate that our medical staff, along with the ER staff at the California Medical Center in Los Angeles, were able to diagnose the problem. I have visited with Mirza this morning and he is in good spirits as he begins his treatment and recovery. On the basketball side, we will explore all of the options available to us.” NBA.com

Nets forward Mirza Teletovic has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a bilateral pulmonary embolus (multiple blood clots in the lungs), according to the team. Teletovic left last night’s game against the Clippers with shortness of breath, and was taken to a Los Angeles hospital. Tests there revealed the diagnosis. Teletovic will remain hospitalized in Los Angeles, receiving treatment and further testing, and won’t return to New York until he’s cleared to travel. Bergen Record

Tim Bontemps: He's going to remain in Los Angeles to begin treatment, which Nets say will include blood thinners. Because of them, he is done for the year Twitter @TimBontemps

In an interview with Bosnian media overnight, Teletovic said his condition was more about fatigue than anything else. Here's a translation of an interview with Radio Sarajevo. "We have a busy season, and behind me is a huge amount of games. Last season I played more than 90 games during the NBA season, followed by preparation for Eurobasket, then qualifications, and then the start of the new season and fatigue was rolling in and got me . The doctors will do a new scan, to make sure what it was, but it is clear that it was fatigue. But we're all human and not machines." NetsDaily

Nets forward Mirza Teletovic was taken to the hospital during Thursday night’s 123-84 loss to the Clippers inside Staples Center after experiencing shortness of breath. “He told me he wasn’t feeling well, and that’s all I know,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. “He came to the bench and said something was wrong with him, so he asked me to take him out.” New York Post

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Teletovic, asked about contract negotiations, said he would worry about that once the season is over, but he did say that he would listen to offers from the Nets as well as "other teams." NetsDaily

October 19, 2014 Updates

On Sunday, the starting frontcourt will potentially feature a young threesome of Bojan Bogdanovic (25), Teletovic (29) and Mason Plumlee (24). Garnett missed his second straight practice Saturday with a stomach virus and his status for Sunday is “questionable,” according to the Nets. “Like everything, you need experience,” said Teletovic, who is entering his third NBA season and averaged 8.6 points last season in 19.4 minutes. “From year to year, you always want to play more, you want to learn more. “The first year was tough (adjusting to playing power forward in the NBA after a long time in Europe),” Teletovic added. “But this year I know what I have to do.” New York Daily News

August 24, 2014 Updates

When we speak about dinner can you tell us something about food in America? Mirza Teletovic: "Honestly, it's all quick, high calorie .... I am in "good shape" because most time I eat what my wife cooks me. She is from Dalmacia (region in Croatia along the Adriatic coast). Her fish dishes, skillfully prepared, are delicious. Light foods are my favorite dishes." How difficult are all those road trips? Mirza Teletovic: "It is hard, we lose a lot of time on airplanes. Every second to third day is game. I was more than once in a situation where we came into a hotel settle in rooms and I'll go out for a few minutes. When I come back, I've forgotten which is my room! But, NBA teams do everything to provide us with as much rest, sleep, relaxation as possible. It is also important that each player knows what suits him best when traveling." NetsDaily

June 29, 2014 Updates

One of the final straws for Nets ownership came around the trade deadline. Kidd advocated for a trade with the Bucks that would sent Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic to Milwaukee for the deeply troubled Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova. The suggestion, mostly about Kidd's belief that Lopez couldn't fit in his system, was considered and rejected by the Nets brass. NetsDaily

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Mirza Teletovic won’t get a chance to compete in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball this fall after Bosnia and Herzegovina was passed over for one of the four wild-card entries into the competition, which will be held in Spain in September. “I didn’t like it. I thought Bosnia deserved it, being in European Championships for nine years and having hosting the juniors and Eurobaskets” he said. “We’ve just made an amazing step and to me, it’s crazy that Bosnia didn’t get it. But it is what it is. “Bosnia is a small country, you know? It’s their decision. I don’t like it. But that’s OK.” New York Post

Traditional powers Brazil, Turkey and Greece were selected, as was Finland, a bid that came with some measure of controversy because the Finnish bid was backed by Rovio — the company behind the hugely popular “Angry Birds” video game franchise — pledging to advertise for the tournament if its home country received one of the four wild-card spots. “I don’t think so,” Teletovic said when asked if reasons outside of basketball should affect which teams qualify. “I think it should be deserved. I think they should look at the past five or six years, who is making good results, who is playing and who has always been fair, not which players do they have and media and market coverage.” New York Post

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