What Is The Greatest NBA Draft Class Of All-Time

After looking back at just how bad the 2013 NBA draft was, we decided to look back at past drafts and see what year provided the NBA with the best players.2001 - This year introduced us to some of the best international players who have played in the NBA. Pau Gasol, Tony Parker and Mehmet Okur were all an All-Star in their career, while Gasol and Parker have each won multiple championships...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Remembering the 26-56 Season

How, for one year, the Jazz became the accidental tankers “Remember me?” After the 2002-2003 season, when Jerry Sloan guided the “worst roster in the NBA” to a 42-40 season, the Jazz then landed two significant free agents in Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur, and they had a good draft on paper with Kris Humphries and Kirk Snyder. They re-signed solid role-players Carlos Arroyo...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mehmet Okur Announces Retirement

Mehmet Okur played 11 NBA seasons.
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Turkey Wants Okur

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...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mehmet Okur Wants More

  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”.
Via Menudo Bol
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bulls, Celtics Had Been Pursuing Okur

Mehmet Okur is unable to play due to a bad back, but he intends to seek an NBA deal in the offseason.
Via RealGM
April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Yahoo: Ray and Pierce Almost Dealt at Deadline

According to Adrian Wojnarowski the Celtics were close to pulling off two major deals at the trade deadline back in March. One deal would have sent Ray to Memphis for O.J. Mayo and a pick. The other would have sent Pierce to New Jersey for Mehmet Okur and the Nets 1st rd pick this year. Following from   NEW YORK – As the NBA trade deadline lurched into its final hour...
Via Celtics 24/7
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

An Awkward Situation for the Rip City Faithful

These days, being a Blazers fan is more awkward than a Rush Limbaugh appearance at a Planned Parenthood convention. With the trade of Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace in exchange for a broken Mehmet Okur, a couple of lottery busts, and a potential top-five pick in the draft; the overlords at Vulcan Inc. have announced their utter disregard for the current season. But where does...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Blazes Waive Okur

The Blazers waived Mehmet Okur.
Via RealGM
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Update on the waiver watch - C's on Hollins' list

Two of the Celtics targets, Ronny Turiaf (Miami) and JJ Hickson (Blazers) are off the market. Boris Diaw (not that we really want him) has the Spurs and Suns at the top of his list. When Portland signed JJ Hickson, they also waived Mehmet Okur, who might make a good target for the Celtics.   Rumors are that the Celtics are also interested in Kyrylo Fesenko.  He has been out...
Via Celtics Life
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Blazers awarded FW JJ Hickson from waivers

PER Sam Amick a writer for, and today we've learned a source says Portland has been awarded forward JJ Hickson from waivers. Golden State misses out. League sources are saying Portland will waive Mehmet Okur to make room on roster. Team source says the Blazers are hopeful Hickson will be able to join team tomorrow. Hickson is in the final year...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Can two draft busts help the Portland Trail Blazers rebuild?

What did Portland get at the deadline? We all know the NBA deals that transpired last Thursday morning, and after a weekend spent drowning away my sorrows for the loss of Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby, its time to try to figure out what the new guys actually bring to the team. Let’s start with the players who will bring nothing to Rip City. It’s no secret that Portland made...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Clean House At Trade Deadline; Send Wallace And Camby Packing

A recent 3-7 slide into 12th in the Western Conference was all General Manager Chad Buchanan needed to begin rebuilding for the future. At the trade deadline on Thursday, the Blazers first sent forward Gerald Wallace away to the New Jersey Nets, acquiring forward/center Mehmet Okur and forward Shawne Williams, and a pair of expiring contracts that are not expected to be retained...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Taking A Look At Today’s Deals: Spurs, Lakers Win. Nets Lose.

The trade deadline has passed, but not before eight different deals were completed over the course of the day.  Here they are, and my thoughts on each one of them… Portland trades Gerald Wallace to New Jersey for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams, and a first-round pick: With their postseason hopes looking dimmer and dimmer by the day, the Blazers elected to trade their second-best...
Via NBA 24/7 365
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers to waive Greg Oden

Greg Oden's injury-plagued Blazers tenure is reportedly coming to an end, with the news that the team plans to place the center on waivers five years after they made him the #1 pick in the draft. 

Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 15, 2012  |  1 Comment

AP Source: Nets acquire Wallace from Trail Blazers

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the New Jersey Nets have acquired Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers for two injured players and a protected first-round draft pick. The Nets sent center Mehmet Okur and forward Shawne Williams to Portland along with their own 2012 draft pick. The pick is protected if it is in the top three, according to the person, who...
Via Fox Sports
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Nets to pick up Blazers' Wallace

The New Jersey Nets are set to land forward Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers, Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday. The Nets will send center Mehmet Okur and forward Shawne Williams to Portland, along with a first-round draft pick in exchange for Wallace, according to the report. The two teams, who reportedly have agreed to the trade in principle, have until Thursday&...
Via Fox Sports
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Nets acquire F Wallace from Trail Blazers

The New Jersey Nets acquired forward Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday for center Mehmet Okur, forward Shawne Williams and a protected first-round pick, Yahoo! Sports reported. Wallace, 29, is averaging 13.3 points and 6.6 rebounds this season for the Trail Blazers. The 32-year-old Okur, who is currently nursing a back injury, is averaging 7.6 points and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Gerald Wallace has been traded to New Jersey Nets

Per Yahoo Twitter account for Adrian Wojnarowski, in a move that most expected today the Portland Trailblazers have traded Gerald "Crash" Wallace to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a first-round pick. Wallace will be an unrestricted free agent if he opts out of his player option of $11.4 million for next season. It was the end of the line last...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Gerald Wallace has been traded to New Jersey

In a move that most expected today the Portland Trailblazers have traded Gerald "Crash" Wallace to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a first-round pick. Wallace will be an unrestricted free agent if he opts out of his player option of $11.4 million for next season. It was the end of the line last night when the Blazers suffered the fifth most...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers, Nets complete trade

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Gerald Wallace to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a protected 2012 first-round pick.

Via Los That Sports Blog
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Nets C Okur out indefinitely

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

NETS Players to Lead Basketball Clinic at Brooklyn HS

NETS players Deron Williams, Kris Humphries, DeShawn Stevenson, and Mehmet Okur will lead a basketball clinic for more than 100 students at Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

NETS Players to Meet Students at Montclair State University

NETS players Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Sundiata Gaines, and Mehmet Okur will meet students and sign autographs in the Student Center at Montclair State University. The players will be on hand to promote the Nets Foundation Appreciation Scholarship.
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Okur out, Humphries plays with stomach flu

New Jersey center Mehmet Okur is out for the Nets' game against Cleveland because of a back injury. New Jersey coach Avery Johnson said Okur will have an MRI on Saturday. Okur missed two games earlier in the season because of back spasms. Nets forward Kris Humphries is in the starting lineup despite missing Friday's morning shoot-around with the stomach flu. Rookie guard...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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