Mirza Teletovic is third on the depth chart at power forward for the Brooklyn Nets, behind Kevin Garnett and Reggie Evans. But when he hit a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter of the Nets-Wizards preseason game last night, the Nets bench motioned towards Deron Williams, and he dropped to the floor to do push-ups.
We’re not sure what sort of preseason ritual this has become, or if Williams had broken some sacred trust with Teletovic, enabling the 28-year-old second-year guard out of Serbia to act as an instigator for push-ups. Just know that the new Nets seem to be gelling well from a chemistry standpoint and got the win over Washington in OT last night 111-106. Teletovic â€” for his part â€” was 3-for-7 from deep, and if he continues to play the role of the stretch four with his 3-point shooting, Williams might be doing a lot of push-ups this preseason.
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