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Saturday
May092015

Restricted Free Agent Mirza Teletovic Hopes to Stay with the Nets

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After remarkable comeback last season from a blood clot in his lungs this past season, forward Mirza Teletovic wishes to remain with the Nets going forward.

A restricted free agent at the end of the season, Teletovic's status going forward is unknown.

Back in January he was diagnosed with blood clots, and his career was in doubt. He wound up making his return to the court during the team's opening round playoff loss against the Atlanta Hawks.

“I like Brooklyn, people are great, I know the team and everyone, especially doctors, treated me great when all that happened," Teletovic said, via Nets Daily. "I really would like to stay in Brooklyn,” he said referring to the multiple blood clots found in his lungs in January. “I know my team-mates and everything is really great. I do not know what will be, but I’ll know more in June when free agent market starts.”

Primarily a bench player during his three-year career, Teletovic has proven he can be a solid contriubtor to a team as he's a career .362% shooter from the 3-point line.


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Thursday
Jan292015

Nets' Doctors Expect Mirza Teletovic to Make Full Recovery from Blood Clots

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- About a week after learning he had multiple blood clots in his lungs, Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic expects to make a full recovery.

It was unclear if or when the second-year forward would get back onto the court, but doctors say Teletovic will be back eventually.

“Mirza was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus on January 22 and started on the appropriate medications for this condition," Nets Team Physician Dr. Michael Farber said. "Diagnostic testing was arranged and he was then observed until testing showed that he reached the expected therapeutic range. We are pleased to say that he reports no symptoms at this time and that he will be discharged to return home today.”

“This was a true collaborative effort between our medical team and training staff and the local physicians at the Los Angeles hospital where Mirza was treated," Farber continued. "I am really pleased with how Mirza has progressed. We will evaluate him upon return, personally review all of the testing he had done, and arrange for further testing if necessary.”

“I expect Mirza to make a full recovery,” he added.

In 40 games this season, Teletovic was averaging 8.5 points and 4.9 rebounds off the bench for the Nets.


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Sunday
May112014

Nets Dominate Third Quarter to Plow Past Heat

TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Brooklyn Nets outscored the Miami Heat 26-14 in the third quarter to take control of the game and eventually win it 104-90 Saturday night, to take Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.

"To sum it up, they outplayed us. They outplayed us, particularly in that whole second half," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

The Heat now lead the series 2-1, although the Nets broke Miami's eight-game postseason winning streak. 

"We wanted to show them we're not scared of them," Nets veteran Paul Pierce said after scoring 14 in the win. "Everybody's coming out and saying 'the series is over,' talking about us getting swept. I'm hearing whispers and stuff and I'm like, no need to panic."

And the Nets didn't. LeBron James scored 16 points in the first quarter but only 12 after that. Brooklyn was also hot from 3-point land hitting 15 of 25 from downtown.

Joe Johnson led Brooklyn with 19 points and Andre Blatche added 15 and 10 rebounds

Game 4 is Monday night in Brooklyn. Tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern.

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