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“It speaks a lot about (Teletovic). He was definitely frustrated last (season) with his lack of playing time,” Deron Williams said. “He had been one of the top players in Europe for a long time, and it was little hit to his ego. He felt like he could contribute and help and he didn’t really get that opportunity. Now that he is, he’s making the most of it.” New York Daily News

January 22, 2014 Updates

What can you say about team mates, Garnet, for example? Mirza Teletovic: "Superb. Garnett is a winner, a fighter, he is 38 years old and he just works, works – as he has just from the beginning. Williams, if he has no injuries, is the best point guard in the NBA. Pierce ...a relaxed guy, everything is easy, slow, he says that's most important when you play one on one. He uses instinct perfectly, analyzes things. A real professional. Jason Kidd will be one of the best coaches, for sure – the new Gregg Popovich." NetsDaily

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With Williams out, Alan Anderson has started at shooting guard. Kidd brings guard Jason Terry, versatile forward Andrei Kirilenko and big men Mirza Teletovic, Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans off the bench. The small lineup has created issues for some teams with size, including the Thunder, Hawks and Warriors. "The confidence is building, morale is high obviously, but through the cases of when we have guys out, everybody knows we have to pick it up a bit," Garnett said. "But since the New Year game we've obviously tried to turn this thing around not just from an effort standpoint, but for each other. USA Today Sports

January 8, 2014 Updates

But anyone who says that doesn’t know Teletovic. “It was just a matter of time,” Teletovic told The Post. “Have patience. While a lot of people don’t understand, a lot of people do understand my life and my story, the way I grew up and how I was raised and the things I’ve been through. “For me, nothing in life was easy. I had to work for everything and that’s what I’m doing right now. Just keep doing the same things.” New York Post

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Rod Boone: Noticed Billy King having a sitdown with Mirza after practice. Could've been telling him they're going to need him more now without Brook. Twitter @rodboone

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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

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