Report: Bucks’ Mirza Teletovic expected to be out until late in regular season

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A few weeks ago, the Bucks announced Mirza Teletovic was out with blockages in his lungs.

They didn’t reveal much about his timeline, but word is trickling out.

Gery Woelfel of Woelfel’s Press Box:

But two sources close to the Bucks claim Teletovic won’t be returning anytime soon. They believe the 6-foot-9 forward will be sidelined for at least three more months – or until late in the regular season. At that point, it could be difficult for Teletovic to be in game shape for the playoffs

Considering Teletovic had blood clots in his lungs a couple years ago, it’s encouraging this latest issue isn’t necessarily career-ending. I’m still not totally convinced Teletovic will return, but this beats it already being ruled out.

The Bucks could use Teletovic’s 3-point shooting. Perhaps, they’ll sufficiently address that need before the trade deadline. But if not – and Teletovic is cleared to play – working him into game shape for the playoffs might be a priority.