Mirza Teletovic: Contract Breakdown

Mirza Teletovic
Mirza Teletovic (AP)

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The Numbers:
2012-13: $3,090,000
2013-14: $3,229,050
2014-15: $3,368,100
2015-16: $4,210,125 (qualifying offer)

Contract: Mirza Teletovic signed a three-year deal worth around $9.7 million in the 2012 offseason with the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets used the entirety of their taxpayer midlevel exception to sign Teletovic.

The 27-year-old Teletovic was the leading scorer in Euroleague prior to joining the Nets, averaging 17.5 points per game in 44 games across two leagues. The Nets signed him hoping that his outside shooting touch would help them space the floor around their star players, but Teletovic struggled to adjust to the NBA game in his rookie season.

Options: At the end of Mirza Teletovic’s contract, the Nets can offer him a qualifying offer worth about $4.2 million. Teletovic has two options. If he accepts the qualifying offer, Teletovic plays out the 2015-16 season with the Nets (barring a trade) and become an unrestrticted free agent in the 2016 offseason. If Teletovic declines the qualifying offer, he becomes a restricted free agent in the 2015 offseason.

If the Nets do not tender a qualifying offer to Teletovic, he becomes an unrestricted free agent in the 2015 offseason.

Expectations: Mirza Teletovic struggled through his first season in Brooklyn, and if he doesn’t improve his play in the next two seasons, there’s a good chance the Nets will not tender a qualifying offer. Teletovic is also an intriguing trade piece for Brooklyn, if he improves his play, teams like bigs that can space the floor and Teletovic is on a manageable contract.

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| Andray Blatche | Keith Bogans | Jerry Stackhouse | C.J. Watson | Kris Humphries | Tornike Shengelia | Tyshawn Taylor | MarShon Brooks | Reggie Evans | Mirza Teletovic | Joe Johnson | Brook Lopez | Gerald Wallace | Deron Williams |

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