Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Nets sign Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic
By Mike Mazzeo
From a team press release:
The Brooklyn Nets have made an agreement in principle on a contract with Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
“Mirza Teletovic is one of the premier power forwards in Europe, and we are very pleased to add him to the Nets roster,” said King. “He has an excellent outside game, and his ability to stretch the floor will be an important component to the team’s success in the future.”
Teletovic (6-9, 242), spent the 2011-12 season with Caja Laboral Vitoria of the Spanish ACB League. In 34 games, he averaged 16.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in 31.1 minutes. Teletovic shot .463 from the field, .360 from behind the arc and .684 from the line. In 10 Eurocup games with Caja Laboral Vitoria, he averaged 21.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.0 block in 34.4 minutes while shooting .434 from the field including .431 from three-point range and .700 from the line.