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NBA Free Agency: Cavs One of Two Teams that Could Land Mirza Teletovic

Just a few days after reports circulated surrounding interest in Mirza Teletovic, a 6-foot-9-inch power forward out of Bosnia, the agent of the recently bought-out big man has indicates that his client will likely sign with either the Brooklyn Nets or Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2012-13 season.

Teletovic,26, was the Euroleague’s top regular season scorer, averaging 21.7 points for Vitoria, hitting 3.1 three-point field goals per game (43.1 percent). A traditional volume-type player, the Bosnian’s big weakness to this point has been his defense as he has largely been a perimeter player, averaging only 6.0 rebounds per contest and occasionally being forced out of the paint by larger forwards.

A bit of an undersized front-court player, the 240-pount Teletovic would likely assume the “stretch-four” role in Cleveland, ocassionally slotting down to the small forward when not confronted with a dynamic player opposite him due to the potential for defensive struggles.

[Realted: An NBA title: What does Cleveland have to do?]

(h/t Brendan Bowers)

  • dwhit110

    Yes please

  • RGB

    Don’t hold your breath. The Cavs, or the hip new Jay-Z led nets? I’m sure Mr. Stern will advise accordingly. 😉

  • weekness ?
    Also, why would we want a PF that doesnt play defense and cant play down low at all? Isnt that what the position is supposed to be doing/defending??

  • Boomhauertjs

    Sounds like a younger version of Jamison…

  • mgbode

    because Bosnians always go with the flashy hip-hop artist?  and they also love Russians (owner)?

    i’ll put a non-partisan wiki site for this place, but there are plenty of contentious things that go on there:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina%E2%80%93Russia_relations

  • mgbode

    he’d just be taking the Antawn Jamison role for a fraction of the cost and not guaranteed starter minutes

  • mgbode

    dang, you beat me to it 🙂

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Haha, was going to say the same thing.  Welcome back ‘Tawn!

  • cmm13

    well at least he is “team oriented”…if you fall, Mirza will catch you.

    http://baskonistas.wordpress.com/2008/03/06/las-bajas-si-cuentan/mirza-teletovic-y-simas-jasaitis-lietuvos-rytas/

  • eldaveablo

    More like Eastern Bloc New Russian Billionaire led Nyets. Granted, I don’t know if the Russian connection is good or bad, but still…

  • Jaywinn

    This beats MRSA coming to Berea 

  • Stinkfist

    He must never have heard of the Spurs