Mirza Teletovic
Mirza Teletovic
33-Year-Old ForwardF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mirza Teletovic in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Bucks in July of 2016. Waived by the Bucks in March of 2018.
Waived by Milwaukee
FFree Agent
Illness
March 10, 2018
The Bucks waived Teletovic (illness) on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Originally sidelined in late November after undergoing surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee, Teletovic suffered another setback on the medical front when it was revealed in December that he had a pulmonary emboli in both of his lungs, a condition similar to the one that had cost him extensive time in the 2014-15 campaign. With the clotting issue putting Teletovic's playing career in jeopardy, the Bucks elected to cut him loose in order to open up a spot for a healthy player. Teletovic's $10.5 million salary for the 2018-19 campaign will count against the Bucks' cap number until Nov. 7, 2018, one year after his last game with the team.
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Teletovic – whose Fantasy value comes from his high-volume microwave scoring potential off the bench – failed to live up to that role with the Bucks last season. He struggled from beyond the arc, his bread and butter, hitting just 34.1 percent of his shots from deep en route to 6.4 points per game. That, combined with the fact that he posted only 2.3 boards across a minimal workload of 16.2 minutes per game, made him essentially irrelevant in most Fantasy formats. As a small forward/power forward, Teletovic’s path to playing time was cut last season by the emergence of Tony Snell and Jabari Parker in their respective roles. But, with Parker out with a torn ACL until around February 2018, Teletovic may be able to garner a more significant role than he did last season, assuming rookie D.J. Wilson doesn’t come out of the gate hot. So, while it seems fair to assume Teletovic’s numbers will probably see an uptick, he’s still a borderline Fantasy option, even in deeper leagues.
Teletovic, a 6-foot-9 forward who has been a strong shooter from downtown over four seasons in the league, was a top target this offseason from the Bucks, who desperately needed to add some three-point threats to their roster. The big man quickly struck a three-year, $30 million deal with the club, and will try to build on his career-best season with the Suns in 2015-16, during which he averaged 12.2 points, 3.8 boards, 2.3 treys and 1.1 assists in 21.3 minutes per game over 79 appearances. It was initially expected that Teletovic wouldn't see as much court time in a Bucks frontcourt that's deeper in comparison to the Suns', but his floor-stretching skills may be needed even more than anticipated after it was announced in September that Khris Middleton, Milwaukee's top scorer and three-point shooter from a season ago, would require surgery to repair a torn hamstring. It's expected that Middleton will be sidelined through at least March, paving the way for Teletovic to see more time alongside Jabari Parker at one of the forward spots in order to get more shooting on the floor. While Teletovic still figures to come off the bench due to his defensive limitations, a projected increase in court time could translate to improved all-around numbers for the 31-year-old. Draft him if you're in need of three-point production or some supplemental scoring.
Teletovic enters his fourth NBA season and his first with the Suns after an up-and-down stay in Brooklyn. The 30-year-old averaged 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in a career-high 22 minutes last season, but his shooting percentage fell under 40 percent as he struggled to find a consistent rhythm, especially from beyond the arc. After connecting on 39 percent of his three-pointers in 2013-14, his percentage tanked to just 32 percent last season on nearly five attempts per game. Teletovic's season was cut short in January when it was announced that he had multiple blood clots in his lungs. Initially ruled out for the remainder of the year, Teletovic missed the rest of the regular season but made a surprising return in the first round of the playoffs. He would play only 17 combined minutes in three contests, however, as the Nets fell to Atlanta in six games. Teletovic comes to Phoenix looking to reassert himself as one of the league's more underrated three-point threats. Coach Jeff Hornacek's uptempo system - the Suns played at the NBA's third-fastest pace and ranked among the top 10 in three-point attempts - should play to Teletovic's strengths. Whether he sees enough minutes to be a consistent fantasy contributor remains to be seen, however. At present, Phoenix has at least three capable options at power forward. However, if the Suns deal Markieff Morris, Teletovic's outlook becomes much more favorable.
Teletovic emerged as a consistent rotational player in his second NBA season, appearing in 72 games and making seven starts. Following a rookie season in which he found himself buried on the bench, Teletovic took advantage of injuries to Andrei Kirilenko and rest for Kevin Garnett to carve out minutes in the frontcourt. In 19 minutes per game, Teletovic averaged 8.6 points, 0.8 assists, and 3.7 rebounds. He shot a hair under 42 percent from the floor but converted 39 percent of his three-pointers, which accounted for well over half of his field goal attempts. With Garnett set to return for a 20th NBA season and Kirilenko healthy, Teletovic's opportunities could be more limited this season, but he figures to again be a constant in the rotation. He's still a bit rough on the defensive end, but he's the Nets' top three-point shooter and is a somewhat surprisingly effective rebounder.
As a 28-year-old rookie last season, Teletovic appeared in just 53 contests. He's a versatile small forward/stretch four with a confident shooting stroke but is yet to show he's anything more than a three-point specialist. He'll compete with Shengelia and Alan Anderson for playing time off the bench.
Acquired from Spain's Caja Laboral, Teletovic is a long 6-foot-9 and weighs in at an NBA-ready 240 lbs. He led the Turkish Airlines Euroleague in scoring with 21.7 points per game and could be a sneaky three-point asset (43.8 percent) when more plodding defenders don't challenge him from the outside. He'll need to carve out playing time behind both Humphries and Wallace, though.


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Refutes reports of career being over
FMilwaukee Bucks
Illness
March 1, 2018
Teletovic, who has been sidelined since Nov. 7 due to left knee surgery and a pulonary emboli in both of his lungs, refuted reports Wednesday that the latter condition will spell an end of his playing career, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Out indefinitely with lung condition
FMilwaukee Bucks
Illness
December 14, 2017
Teletovic is out indefinitely as a result of pulmonary emboli in both lungs.
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Out four weeks following knee surgery
FMilwaukee Bucks
Knee
November 21, 2017
Teletovic underwent surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee and is expected to be out four weeks.
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Ruled out Monday
FMilwaukee Bucks
Knee
November 20, 2017
Teletovic (knee) won't play Monday against the Wizards, Zach Rosen of the Wizards' official site reports.
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Out Saturday
FMilwaukee Bucks
Knee
November 18, 2017
Teletovic (knee) will not play in Saturday's game against the Mavericks, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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