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Nets signee Mirza Teletovic tearing up EuroBasket qualifying

Sep 3, 2012, 12:48 AM EDT

Vitoria's Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovi

When the Nets signed Mirza Teletovic this summer, most of America shrugged. If they noticed at all.

But followers of international basketball applauded the move. Teletovic is a stretch four with a very quick release, but also a mean streak that has him defending hard and banging bodies inside.

That shot tearing up EuroBasket qualifying going on right now — Teletovic is averaging 25.7 points and 6.2 rebounds a game for Bosnia and Herzegovina so far, reports

Now, those are sort of like Summer League numbers, don’t put too much stock in them. But it’s another sign the Nets may have some scoring punch off the bench this season.

Of course, scoring points isn’t going to be the Nets problem. The other end of the floor… we’ll see.

  1. money2long - Sep 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    i was looking at a mizra teletovic highlight vid last nite too. this is quite the coincidence. for a big man, he can do a few things. i wonder if it will translate to the NBA game.

    for those of you who want to see a little of what he may bring, i think you should take a look at this mix. i admit, it got me a little hype…

    • money2long - Sep 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

      **mixes don’t tell the entire story…and they very well could make scalabrine look like larry bird. this is still however, good footage to gauge an opinion.

      • qwertify - Sep 4, 2012 at 2:24 AM

        There’s a big difference between those two players though. Teletovic has the stats to show, Scalabrine does not.

      • money2long - Sep 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

        you’re right. for the record, i like teletovic. one thing is clear from that video. the man can absolutely stroke it. deron williams will have a great time driving and dishing out to the rookie.

    • cmehustle - Sep 6, 2012 at 7:42 AM

      Thats a good mix you put together there my dude. Its not NBA competition, but I can see Tele becoming a problem, especially when you look at all the talent on the Nets next season. Good job.

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