Nets' Teletovic cleared for basketball related activities

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

Teletovic has been out of action since being diagnosed with multiple blood clots in his lungs in late January. He won't be available for the start of the playoffs, as Brooklyn opens its first-round series against Atlanta on Sunday.

"Mirza will be listed as out for games, and if his status changes, we will update at the appropriate time," said Nets general manager Billy King.

Nets team physician Dr. Michel Farber provided an update on Teletovic's condition in a statement issued by the club.

"Over the last three months, Mirza has been closely monitored on blood thinners and follow-up testing has met our expectations," the statement read. "The most recent bloodwork was normal and Mirza has been cleared to resume all basketball-related activities."

Teletovic averaged 8.5 points and 4.9 rebounds in 40 games this season.