Mehmet Okur played 11 NBA seasons.
November 08, 2012
@Clintonite33 was gracious enough to answer a few questions pertaining to the Utah Jazz. 1. How would you grade the Utah Jazz off-season? An all-around “A.” Last preseason I noted how the loss of Mehmet Okur would have far-reaching consequences for the Jazz, since the three-pointer is now a valid and viable part of the [...]The post NBA Inquiry: 6 Questions For A Utah Jazz Fan...
Lot of teams sniffing but no one actually biting on a contract for Mehmet Okur. Which is a shame because he’s a versatile big man, a rare comodity in the NBA.
Turkish newspapers report that the team, Galatasaray Medical Park, plan to make a sizable offer to Okur. The Timberwolves were the closest to signing Okur but would only offer him the vet min, which is essentially an insult...
In a league were big men are scarce, Mehmet is demanding more than the vet minimum for his services. As he should, the Turkish player is of quality and would provide great service to a team in need of a big man who can shoot. The Wolves want him, but according to Okur’s camp, that’s a “long shot”.
Mehmet Okur was a very consistent big man from when he joined the league in 2002 up to the 2009-10 season. Since then, the 33-year-old Turkish big man has struggled, battling with injuries for the past two seasons that has limited him to only 30 games total.
According to Utah Jazz broadcaster David Locke, Okur looks to leave the NBA and head overseas to play.
Reports out of the...
Mehmet Okur is unable to play due to a bad back, but he intends to seek an NBA deal in the offseason.
New Jersey Nets center Mehmet Okur has been sidelined for six weeks and will not be back anytime soon.
The Nets announced Friday that Okur will be sidelined indefinitely due to chronic back problems.
The 32-year-old Okur has appeared in only 17 games with New Jersey, averaging 7.6 points and 4.8 rebounds.
The Nets acquired Okur in December after leading scorer Brook Lopez suffered...
The Utah Jazz have traded All-Star center Mehmet Okur to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for a future second-round draft pick.
The 6-foot-11 Okur is in his 10th year.
The Nets needed another big man after learning Brook Lopez was out until at least February from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot.
Utah had an abundance of big men. The Jazz drafted Enes Kanter...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2011
The New Jersey Nets have acquired All-Star center Mehmet Okur from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for a second-round pick.
The move comes on the heels of the Nets learning that center Brook Lopez will be sidelined until at least February because of surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot.
Okur was limited to just 13 games last season because of a hip injury. He has...
CAN'T COME BACK
This bit of news should remind everyone that the NBA is still officially in a lockout. Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur isn’t being let out of his Turkish deal.