To most observers, Mirza Teletovic endured a lot last season. One coach insisted he would never be an NBA player. Another coach refused to play him consistently, despite requests by management and ownership. Yeah, some could say the former European star stomached a lot, averaging just 9.4 minutes.

But anyone who says that doesn’t know Teletovic.

“It was just a matter of time,” Teletovic told The Post. “Have patience. While a lot of people don’t understand, a lot of people do understand my life and my story, the way I grew up and how I was raised and the things I’ve been through.

“For me, nothing in life was easy. I had to work for everything and that’s what I’m doing right now. Just keep doing the same things.”

Like hitting 3-pointers — big 3-pointers. And defending these days, something most felt he couldn’t do on a bet. But it’s all stuff Teletovic knew he could if given the chance. And as tough as last season, his first in the NBA, may have appeared, it was a drop of rainwater on a rhino’s back compared to what Teletovic had suffered.

He grew up in war-torn Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War. He lost friends, family and neighbors. As a kid, he counted the number of shells exploding in his neighborhood — when not playing basketball.