NBA relieves Bucks of Mirza Teletovic’s contract after career-ending injury, report says

Mirza Teletovic

The Bucks now have an extra $10.5 million to spend.

The Bucks now have an extra $10.5 million to spend.

The Athletic reported Friday the NBA relieved Milwaukee of Mirza Teletovic’s contract.

Teletovic suffered a knee injury early into the 2017-18 season. He attempted to make a return, but ultimately decided to retire, leaving three years of his four-year, $21 million contract on the books.

It looks like the league has chosen to side with Milwaukee, due the the unusual circumstances of Teletovic’s injury.

The Bucks are 21-9 and currently second in the Eastern Conference behind the Raptors. Milwaukee will play the Celtics on Friday in Boston at 8 p.m. ET.

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