Would be close to impossible to re-sign Brook, Thad, & Mirza AND stay under tax without stretching Deron & making another cost-cutting move.
Billy King: "No disrespect to Mirza, my main focus right now is Brook and Thaddeus because they’re two key pieces for us."
Nets will make qualifying offer to Mirza Teletovic, according to Billy King
King said Mason will play in summer league. Also said he plans on extending qualifying offer to Mirza.
King says Nets will offer Mirza Teletovic a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent.
King says the market will dictate things with Mirza. Plan is to focus on securing Young and Lopez.
From beats: Nets want Brook & Thad back , Alan Anderson to pursue free agency, Mirza wants back, etc. Should be interesting.
Mirza Teletovic said he signed his last contract while on a boat. He let his agent handle everything. Will continue to do so.
Mirza Teletovic said he'd be happy to stay here, but will leave his future entirely in the hands of his agent.
Teletovic says he the decision hasn't been made if he'll play for the Bosnian national team, but he's leaning toward playing.
Mirza Teletovic on the idea of having the same coach for a second straight year: "That would be great."
Surprise: Mirza Teletovic getting first-quarter minutes. Anderson stays in with two fouls.
Mirza Teletovic comes in.
After not playing the past two games, Mirza Teletovic checks in for Alan Anderson.
Here comes Mirza after Alan Anderson picks up his second foul
That is where Mirza not being up to speed really hurts. Nets would be a much different team if he was able to give them 15-20 mins a game.
Hollins says it's hard to get Teletovic back in the flow after missing so much time. Hopes to spot him here & there and see if he hits shots
Lionel Hollins is asked about where Mirza Teletovic is at after not playing in Game 4: "He's on the bench."
Mirza on his stamina once he gets in: "I'm 100 percent sure it's going to be tough. The first 3, 4 minutes is going to be a hell of a ride."
Mirza Teletovic is ACTIVE for Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks tonight. He's been out since January 22. Earl Clark is INACTIVE for the Nets.
Lionel Hollins made sure to say Mirza is only probable to dress tomorrow, but if he does will be stunned if he doesn't get Earl Clark's mins
Lionel Hollins says Mirza Teletovic is "probable" for tomorrow.
Mirza out tonight. Hollins explains: "The guy’s been off for 3 months. He’s had two practices. You can’t expect a guy to come out and play."
Lionel Hollins said there was no possibility Mirza was going to play today. "The guy's been out three months."
Mirza said he isn't going to lobby to play. Says he trusts doctors, coaches to decide when – or if – he'll return to game action.
Nets being coy about it but definitely left practice with the impression that Mirza will be playing.
Mirza is still on the court shooting 30 minutes after practice is over. Going through a rigorous workout with assistant coach John Welch.
Deron said having Mirza practice with them today was a nice surprise. "He actually played pretty well and he didn't miss many shots."
Mirza Teletovic hasn't been cleared for practice until today, but has been shooting and working out daily. Not like he's starting from zero.
Mirza: "I really want to use this opportunity to reach out to Chris Bosh and tell him he doesn't have to worry. He’s going to get better..."
Mirza says he'll be ready to play in six months. Doctors 80 percent sure clot originated from hip pointer injury sustained vs Cavs.
Mirza Teletovic says that he has no genetic predisposition for blood clots. Says he should be able to play in six months.