33-year-old power forward Mirza Teletovic officially retired from professional basketball due to health issues.
Although his NBA career lasted just 6 seasons he made several solid achievements: as the Phoenix Suns player in 2015-2016 season he fixed NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a season by a reserve with 179 makes, he joined Danny Manning, Dan Majerle and Marcus Morris as the only Suns’ reserves with games of at least 30 points and 10 rebounds since 1983-84, playing for the Nets in 2013-2014 season Teletovic scored a career-high 34 points against the Dallas Mavericks fixing team’s record for points by a reserve (nba.com).
Last season Teletovic played for the Milwaukee Bucks but all season long he had various health problems – at the beginning he underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee then on December he was finally ruled out because of pulmonary emboli was found in his both lungs. On March 10, 2018, the Milwaukee Bucks decided to waive the player.
In 2016 summer Teletovic signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Bucks. During his 6-year NBA career Mirza Teletovic played for three different teams – the Brooklyn Nets, the Phoenix Suns, the Milwaukee Bucks – and was averaging 8.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.8 assist per game while shooting 37.1 percent from the 3-point range.