Mirza Teletovic, recovering from blood clots in his lung, continues to go to home games and continues to practice. In a video released by the Nets this week, the 6'9" shooting forward was more than just "getting up shots."
That's a lot of shooting and if the 29-year-old Bosnian needs something to think about during those drills, there's always his contract situation.
Teletovic is a restricted free agent this summer, meaning the Nets can match, if they want, any offer he gets. He could also play for the qualifying offer of $4.2 million, then go for big bucks in 2016 when national TV money floods the market. Or the Nets could sign and trade him. There are a lot of options but many will be constrained by the Nets' desire to reduce salary and avoid the repeater tax. Since Teletovic and Thaddeus Young never played together, how those two will fit is another question.
According to the last public reports, Teletovic is on a medical restriction to stay out of contact drills until at least July. That's when the Bosnian national team starts practicing for FIBA Europe. After opening camp on July 1, Team Bosnia has a rigorous schedule that includes eight "friendly" games in August before they face off against Israel the first week of September. Teletovic wants to play but no decision has been announced about his level of participation, if any.