The Milwaukee Bucks needed a roster spot to add Brandon Jennings, who was signed to a 10-day contract.
To that end, the Bucks have requested waivers on forward Mirza Teletovic.
“The health of our players is our primary concern,” Bucks General Manager Jon Horst said. “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.”
“We appreciate all of Mirza’s contributions to the Bucks organization and our community. We wish him a lifetime of good health with his family.”
In 10 games for the Bucks this season, Teletovic averaged 7.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 15.9 minutes per game, while shooting 46.7 percent from 3-point range.
For his career, the 29-year-old has played 324 games with Brooklyn (2012-15), Phoenix (2015-16) and Milwaukee (2016-18).
The 6-foot-9, 232-pound Teletovic holds career averages of 8.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.