2015-16 Player Reviews: Mirza Teletovic

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by Matt Petersen

With the 2015-16 season concluded, Suns.com takes a look at each individual player heading into the summer. We’ll include a look back at some of his best highlights, his season in general, and what could lie in store heading into next year. A new player review will be revealed each weekday in alphabetical order. The player names listed below will become clickable links as each one’s review is published. Feel free to comment below to give your own take!

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Mirza Teletovic

Bio: 6-9, 242 pounds, 30 years old

2015-16 Stats: 12.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 29.3 3FG%

Offseason Status: Unrestricted free agent

Season in Review: Feel-good stories are all over sports, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a better one in 2015-16 than that of Mirza Teletovic. His 2014-15 campaign ended abruptly after being diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs. He recovered from the life-threatening condition, but it was still a question mark as to how effective he would be after missing so much time.

His answer was the hottest hand off the bench in NBA history. Teletovic shattered the league record for most total threes scored as a reserve in a single season, and he did so while shooting a career-best 39.3-percent from distance.

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The Next Step

Teletovic will be in high demand on the open market this summer. In his season-ending interview with the media, however, he indicated that head coach Earl Watson's presence would increase the likelihood of him playing in a Suns uniform next season. Watson, of course, was signed to a long-term contract. Since then, Teletovic has been working out with Suns teammates at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Nothing will be decided until free agency tips off in July, but the Suns, per General Manager Ryan McDonough, are hoping to bring Teletovic back for an encore.

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