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.
Saturday, the Bucks waived Teletovic to make room to sign Brandon Jennings.
“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.