The Bucks now have an extra $10.5 million to spend.
The Athletic reported Friday the NBA relieved Milwaukee of Mirza Teletovic’s contract.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 21, 2018
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.