Igor Marinovic, who writes for NetsDaily on Balkans basketball, tweeted out news from the press conference where he said he will not be playing at FIBA Euope, in part because of Suns concerns for his health.
Teletovic about @suns: Brooklyn wanted me to stay, Kings offered me 2-year deal, but I choose Phoenix because they suit my game best— Igor Marinovic (@sofoklo13) July 23, 2015
Teletovic: I always loved Phoenix Suns, I loved Charles Barkley back then. I already have few friends there and I look forward to be there— Igor Marinovic (@sofoklo13) July 23, 2015
Teletovic said the Nets offered him a two-year deal, according to Marinovic, who tells ND it was a "one plus one" offer, presumably including a team option. Teletovic did mot provide numbers. Early in free agency, the Nets extended Teletovic a qualifying offer of $4.2 million over one year. The 6'9" sharpshooter signed with Phoenix for one year at $5.5 million. He said the Suns wide open game suited him better. Teletovic also said the Suns asked him not to play at Eurobasket, which starts in September.
Mirza Teletovic: Phoenix @Suns advised me not to play for NT this summer. I had illness and this my team, so I decided to skip EuroBasket— Igor Marinovic (@sofoklo13) July 23, 2015
Teletovic played only 40 games last season, going down on January 22 in Los Angeles and not returning until the playoffs. He suffered from blood clots in both lungs, a near fatal condition. He and the Nets credit Tim Walsh, the team's trainer and Dr. Micheal Farber, team physician, for realizing the seriousness of the condition.