Thanks to Gordon Hayward, Mirza's coiffed hair is here in spirit.
On pregame, Lionel Hollins says Cory Jefferson will take Teletovic’s role with the team. Has a chance to play a lot of minutes.
And Lionel Hollins also credited longtime team trainer Tim Walsh for telling Mirza that he needed to get a CT scan that discovered the clots
Also was interesting to hear several Nets say that Mirza had noticed something a few games ago, and had been trying to play through it.
Back to basketball: it sounds like the guy who'll be impacted most by the loss of Mirza Teletovic is Cory Jefferson. He's gonna play a lot.
Teletovic's wife flew out to California to be with him. He probably won't be cleared to travel for next five or six days.
Off court, Boganovic most impacted by Teletovic news: "Miss him a lot. He’s from my country, speaks my language. We’re close friends."
Bojan said Mirza just thought he was "not in good shape." Said he's spoken to him frequently and remains hopeful Mirza can resume his career
Many of the players, specifically Bojan and Mason, said Mirza had been experiencing breathing problems for at least last 4 games.
On how Mirza's absence will translate on the court. Lionel Hollins: "Next man up. That's Cory Jefferson."
Players say Mirza was exhibiting symptoms for a few games. He thought he was just out of shape.
Heart weeps for Teletovic. Pulmonary embolisms are life-threatening. Bloodwork will determine if he needs lifelong blood thinners.
Too much bad news this week with Kobe, Aldridge & Mirza. Nice to see BREAKING NEWS ALERT strip on bottom of the screen for 37-point quarter
Nets cannot file for a disabled players exception regarding Mirza Teletovic. Deadline was Jan. 15.
Dura noticia para la NBA. Mirza Teletovic (Brooklyn) ha sido hospitalizado debido a múltiples coágulos en los pulmones. Adiós a la temporada
Billy King releases statement on Mirza Teletovic: http://t.co/mtQaxulMcH
Stinks. Saw Mirza last night after the hospital, didn't know yet about diagnosis. Bojan, his good friend, also thought everything was fine.
One issue for Mirza: Clots in lung can cause bad chest pain and shortness of breath for a long time after diagnosis. Could affect his play.
One option for Mirza would be getting a mesh blocker in leg that prevents clots from moving to lungs. That may get him off blood thinners.
I haven't talked to Mirza Teletovic or know his exact situation. I'm just going off of what happened to me when I had the same diagnosis.