HoopsHype Mirza Teletovic rumors

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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“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

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