Nets F Mirza Teletovic cleared to resume basketball-related activities

Friday April 17th, 2015

Nets forward Mirza Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities, the team announced on Friday.

In January, Brooklyn said Teletovic would miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus, or multiple blood clots in the lungs.

Teletovic had experienced shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital during a game against the los Angeles ClippersTeletovic was discharged from the hospital later that month.

Nets team physician Michael Farber said in a statement on Friday that Teletovic has been monitored closely while on blood thinners and that subsequent testing met the team's expectations.​

• NBA playoff preview

Brooklyn, the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, will face the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs. The two teams meet in Game 1 on Sunday in Atlanta. 

"Mirza has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities," Nets general manager Billy King said. "Mirza will be listed as OUT for games, and if his status changes, we will update at the appropriate time."

Over 40 games this season, Teletovic averaged 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 22.3 minutes.

He will become a restricted free agent at the end of this season.



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