In an interview with Bosnian reporters, Mirza Teletovic talked about how he is emotionally and physically spent from his team's failure to make the second round of Eurobasket Monday. Bosnia had to beat Lithuania by 10 to advance but they fell short when he missed a 30-foot buzzer beater.
No problem, he told reporters. He's headed back to the US soon to join his teammates in informal workouts at the PNY Center.
He said "someone" from the team had contacted him, asking when he was returning. The Nets have Media Day on September 30, then fly south that night to start training camp. But in the meantime, a number of Nets players have been working out informally at the Nets training facility.
"Some players have already started to work, it would be good if I was there as soon as possible and begin to fit in," he said, adding "I think I will soon travel to America."
According to comments Wednesday by Jason Kidd, and another sources, Paul Pierce, Brook Lopez, Andray Blatche, Jason Terry, Andrei Kirilenko and Tyshawn Taylor have all been working out in New Jersey recently. Deron Williams organized a voluntary workout in L.A. last month that drew Pierce, Lopez, Terry, Taylor, Joe Johnson, Alan Anderson, Shaun Livingston, Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee.
"The workouts in L.A. were great and the feedback we got back was unbelievable," Kidd told Rod Boone Wednesday. "Now that's over with and now guys are coming in slowly, working out at the practice facility. We've had a great turnout so far."
Under NBA rules, teams cannot run organized workouts, under supervision of the team's coaches, until the official start of training camps on October 1. Players, however, can get together informally.
- Teletović: I'll play for Bosnia and Herzegovina until my feet wear out (Google Translate) - Sport Bosnia