The Brooklyn Nets have rescinded Mirza Teletovic’s qualifying offer, making the Bosnian forward an unrestricted free agent.
This move comes on the heels of the Nets signing Willie Reed and Thomas Robinson, while also drafting F Chris McCullough and re-signing Thaddeus Young. By rescinding the offer, Teletovic becomes an unrestricted free agent, and is not likely to return to Brooklyn.
Last season Teletovic averaged 8.5 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 38% from the field and 32% from behind the arc. He missed significant time due to blood clots in his lungs.
Teletovic was likely let go due to the abundance of forward depth on the roster. The power forward depth currently looks like this in Brooklyn: Thaddeus Young – Thomas Robinson – Chris McCullough – Cory Jefferson. There was simply no room for Teletovic in that equation. Jefferson is also rumored to be let go.
While Teletovic is a fan favorite, he does not fit with the Nets new initiative, becoming more athletic and younger. Teletovic was rumored to be contacted by European clubs, but is reportedly seeking an NBA job.