Back in December, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that forward Mirza Teletovic was out indefinitely due to pulmonary embolisms were discovered in both of his lungs. These are blood clots in the lungs, a potentially fatal condition that can be treated but — just as something similar had done with Chris Bosh — it meant no more playing in the league.
“The health of our players is our primary concern,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst in a statement. “The Bucks and Mirza Teletovic, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together since December to evaluate and manage Mirza’s situation. As a result of the overall evaluation that we’ve gone through, at this time we are both moving on.”
This could be the start of a medical retirement from the NBA, something nobody ever wants to see.
Teletovic had averaged 7.1 points in 10 games this season while shooting 46 percent from 3-point range.
Grizzlies sign second-round pick Jevon Carter to multiyear contract
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round pick Jevon Carter to a multiyear deal.
Terms of the contract announced Sunday were not disclosed.
Carter has impressed at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and in Utah. His dogged, aggressive defense has slowed players — Trae Young had some of his worst games against Carter — and on offense his game has improved, including him dropping 26 points on the Jazz recently.
Carter was taken with the No. 32 pick after winning the Naismith defensive player of the year last season at West Virginia. The point guard was second in the nation with 3.03 steals per game and is the Mountaineers’ career leader in that category.
“Ray Allen from long distance” with chip shot to save par at American Century Classic
“Ray Allen from long distance, how many times have we said that?”
Ray Allen had a good weekend at the American Century Championships, the former NBA sharpshooter and future Hall of Famer finished third in the celebrity golf event. One of the reasons he was there, this chip shot on 13 Sunday.
Former Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo won the event, with former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder was second.
LeBron James sits courtside for Lakers’ Summer League win
There are two, maybe three guys playing for the Lakers in Summer League likely to be sharing a locker room with LeBron James next season — Isaac Bonga and Josh Hart, with maybe Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and/or Alex Caruso. Only Hart could see the court much.
LeBron was still courtside on Sunday for a quarterfinal game at Summer League, showing his support and being a good teammate. He gave Hart a hug on the court. Brandon Ingram stopped by and talked with LeBron for a bit.
LeBron watched the Lakers continue their strong run through the Summer League, racking up a 101-78 win. LeBron was into it, when Mykhailiuk took a shot midway through the first quarter LeBron yelled, ‘cash only!” The shot was nothing but net.
The Lakers are on to the Summer League semifinals. Los Angeles won the Vegas Summer League last year.
After losing to his father in golf, Stephen Curry leaps into Lake Tahoe