Teletovic started at power forward and produced six points (3-12 FG, 0-5 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist across 27 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Hornets.
Teletovic earned a spot in the starting five almost exclusively based on his shooting skills from distance, so missing all five of his three-point attempts probably won't endear him to coach Jason Kidd. The forward owns a 37.3 percent career rate from three-point land, so the Bucks will likely maintain patience with Teletovic in the hope that he eventually finds his stroke. He could, however, be at risk of losing his starting role once three-and-D wing Tony Snell (ankle) is cleared for a return.
Teletovic saw multiple starts throughout the preseason, so it comes as little surprise he's expected to open the season in that role. Coach Jason Kidd did acknowledge that he expected Tony Snell to start at some point early on this season, so once Snell is back to full strength, it's more than possible that the top overall unit could change. That said, Teletovic should get plenty of run Wednesday and provide the
Teletovic netted 14 points (4-12 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 111-103 preseason win over the Pacers.
Teletovic received his second straight start at power forward, though coach Jason Kidd has yet to confirm if the free-agent pickup will stick in that capacity when the regular season arrives. Given the Bucks' desperate need to have capable three-point shooters on the floor alongside stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker, there's reason to think that Teletovic, whose top skill is his distance shooting, would be a good fit on the top unit, especially with the rest of the team's forward options not offering much inspiration. Teletovic could be in line for around 25 minutes per night if he starts, but nearly all of his fantasy and real-life value will come on the offensive end, as he's a subpar defender.
The Bucks have experimented with multiple lineups throughout the preseason, but Monday's edition features Giannis Antetokounmpo, Matthew Dellavedova, Teletovic, Jabari Parker and Miles Plumlee. It's yet to be determined who will run with the starters once the regular season is here, but Teletovic is expected to have a consistent role in the regular rotation no matter if that's with the top unit, or coming off the bench.
Teletovic is coming off the most productive season of his NBA career with the Suns where he averaged 12.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 39 percent from behind the arc. The 30-year-old forward will provide Milwaukee with some much-needed floor spacing off the bench and provide an outside stroke that is difficult to find on the team's current roster. He will also be reunited with head coach Jason Kidd, who he played under in Brooklyn.
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 23 || 24 || 25 || 26 |
| 27 || 28 || 29
| 30 |
| 31 || 1 |
| 2 || 3 |
| 4 || 5
|Career Shooting Stats|
|More Postseason Stats|
Men's Majestic Kelly Green/Black Milwaukee Bucks Hardwood Classics Armor II Therma Base Pullover Hoodie Shop Now!