Report: Phoenix Suns agree on terms with forward Mirza Teletovic
Jul 9, 2015, 2:52 PM | Updated: 2:54 pm
A little more than 90 minutes after the Phoenix Suns introduced new center Tyson Chandler to the local media, reports swirled about another acquisition.
Just after the Nets removed the qualifying offer for Mirza Teletovic, he agrees to terms with Phoenix for one year, $5.5M, per sources.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 9, 2015
As Aldridge tweeted, the Brooklyn Nets had a qualifying offer out to Teletovic, a 29-year-old forward from Boznia and Herzegovina, but rescinded that offer earlier on Thursday.
The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Teletovic has spent the last three seasons in Brooklyn. Last year, he played in 40 games, starting four, and averaged 8.5 points and 4.9 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game.
He missed half the season after blood clots were found in his lungs. During a game against the Los Angeles Clippers last January, Teletovic left the contest after experiencing shortness of breath. After diagnosed, he was put on blood thinners, which wouldn’t allow him to handle the rigors of the NBA game.
Teletovic was able to recover in time to get into three playoff games for the Nets during their first-round against the Atlanta Hawks. He played a total of 16 minutes in the series and missed all five shots he attempted.