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HT: 6' 11"   WT: 249 lbs   DOB: 5/26/1979  College: Turkey   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #38 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mehmet Okur Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $20.8 million extension in July 2009 that expires after the 2011-2012 season. Traded from New Jersey to Portland in March 2012. Waived by Portland in March 2012. Retired in November 2012.

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Mehmet Okur NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 82 28.1 12.9 7.5 2.0 0.4 0.8 0.2 46.8 85.0 1.7 2.4 5.1 0.8 27.0 4.3 9.2 4.0 4.7
2005-06 26 82 35.9 18.0 9.1 2.4 0.5 0.9 1.0 46.0 78.0 2.0 2.6 6.5 2.9 34.2 6.3 13.8 4.3 5.5
2006-07 27 80 33.3 17.6 7.2 2.0 0.5 0.5 1.6 46.1 76.5 1.6 2.0 5.2 4.2 38.4 6.1 13.3 3.7 4.8
2007-08 28 72 33.2 14.5 7.7 2.0 0.8 0.4 1.6 44.5 80.4 1.4 1.8 5.9 4.1 38.8 5.2 11.7 2.6 3.2
2008-09 29 72 33.5 17.0 7.7 1.7 0.8 0.7 1.3 48.5 81.7 1.8 1.7 6.0 2.8 44.6 6.0 12.3 3.8 4.6
2009-10 30 73 29.5 13.5 7.1 1.6 0.5 1.1 1.1 45.8 82.0 1.7 1.8 5.2 2.9 38.5 4.9 10.6 2.7 3.3
2010-11 31 UTA 13 12.9 4.9 2.3 1.5 0.3 0.3 0.4 35.5 75.0 0.5 0.7 1.6 1.2 31.3 1.7 4.8 1.2 1.5
2011-12 32 POR 17 26.7 7.6 4.8 1.8 0.5 0.3 1.4 37.4 60.0 1.5 1.3 3.5 4.2 31.9 3.1 8.2 0.2 0.3

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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Mehmet Okur NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 82 36.0 16.5 9.6 2.6 0.5 1.1 0.3 46.8 85.0 2.2 3.0 6.6 1.0 27.0 5.5 11.8 5.1 6.0
2005-06 26 82 36.0 18.0 9.1 2.4 0.5 0.9 1.0 46.0 78.0 2.0 2.6 6.5 2.9 34.2 6.3 13.8 4.3 5.5
2006-07 27 80 36.0 19.0 7.8 2.1 0.5 0.5 1.7 46.1 76.5 1.7 2.2 5.7 4.5 38.4 6.6 14.4 4.0 5.2
2007-08 28 72 36.0 15.8 8.4 2.2 0.8 0.4 1.7 44.5 80.4 1.6 2.0 6.4 4.4 38.8 5.6 12.7 2.8 3.5
2008-09 29 72 36.0 18.3 8.3 1.8 0.8 0.8 1.3 48.5 81.7 2.0 1.9 6.5 3.0 44.6 6.4 13.3 4.1 5.0
2009-10 30 73 36.0 16.5 8.6 2.0 0.6 1.4 1.4 45.8 82.0 2.1 2.2 6.4 3.6 38.5 5.9 13.0 3.3 4.0
2010-11 31 UTA 13 36.0 13.7 6.4 4.1 0.9 0.9 1.1 35.5 75.0 1.5 1.9 4.5 3.4 31.3 4.7 13.3 3.2 4.3
2011-12 32 POR 17 36.0 10.3 6.4 2.4 0.7 0.4 1.8 37.4 60.0 2.0 1.7 4.7 5.7 31.9 4.1 11.0 0.2 0.4

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Mehmet Okur NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 82 2304 1054 616 166 32 68 17 46.8 85.0 141 194 422 63 27.0 354 756 329 387
2005-06 26 82 2945 1472 746 194 40 73 80 46.0 78.0 163 211 535 234 34.2 519 1128 354 454
2006-07 27 80 2664 1405 579 156 36 38 129 46.1 76.5 125 160 419 336 38.4 490 1062 296 387
2007-08 28 72 2390 1047 556 145 55 29 114 44.5 80.4 104 132 424 294 38.8 374 841 185 230
2008-09 29 72 2409 1225 557 120 54 53 90 48.5 81.7 132 124 433 202 44.6 431 888 273 334
2009-10 30 73 2152 988 515 119 38 81 82 45.8 82.0 127 132 383 213 38.5 355 775 196 239
2010-11 31 UTA 13 168 64 30 19 4 4 5 35.5 75.0 7 9 21 16 31.3 22 62 15 20
2011-12 32 POR 17 454 130 81 30 9 5 23 37.4 60.0 25 22 59 72 31.9 52 139 3 5

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Mehmet Okur NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 25 82 28.1 56.9 47.9 13.5 11.4 1.2 16.3
2005-06 26 82 35.9 55.4 49.6 11.5 9.7 1.2 20.2
2006-07 27 80 33.3 57.0 52.2 10.3 8.3 1.2 17.8
2007-08 28 72 33.2 55.6 51.2 12.2 8.7 1.4 16.9
2008-09 29 72 33.5 59.2 53.6 9.3 10.3 0.9 18.9
2009-10 30 73 29.5 56.1 51.1 10.6 11.3 0.9 15.8
2010-11 31 UTA 13 12.9 45.2 39.5 19.6 7.2 2.7 5.3
2011-12 32 POR 17 26.7 46.0 45.7 15.3 12.7 1.2 8.3

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Mehmet Okur: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Okur will be waived by the Blazers to make room for the newly-claimed J.J. Hickson, The Oregonian reports.

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Okur (back) was dealt to Portland as part of the Gerald Wallace trade, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

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Okur (back) has been ruled out of Monday's tilt against Milwaukee, the Bucks' official site reports.

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The Nets still don't have a timetable for Okur's return from a lower back injury, the Star-Ledger reports.

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Okur (back) will be out until at least Mar. 8, Andy Vasquez of The Record reports.

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Okur (back) will be out until at least the All-Star break, Colin Stephenson of the Star Ledger reports.

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Okur will undergo another procedure on his back, the New York Daily News reports.

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Okur (back spasms) is unavailable until "the middle of next week, at least," Colin Stephenson of The Star-Ledger reports.

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Okur (back) underwent "a procedure" and will sit until Saturday at the earliest, Colin Stephenson of the Star-Ledger" reports.

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Okur (back) is out for Sunday's game against Toronto, the Star-Ledger reports.

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Okur (back spasms) is out for Friday's contest at Cleveland, Colin Stephenson of The Star-Ledger reports.

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Okur (back spasms) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against Cleveland, Colin Stephenson of the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

There was no outlook written for Mehmet Okur.

2011-12

The days of Okur being an All-Star are long gone, and his days as a starting center may have also disappeared. Last year was spent overcoming several serious injuries as he played in just 13 games. He might not see enough time on the court this season to justify a spot on a fantasy roster.

2010-11

Okur offers three-point shooting ability from the center position and is strong in both shooting percentage categories, but he offers little elsewhere and is entering the decline phase of his career. Okur may not be ready for the start of the season after tearing his Achilles' tendon late last year, and even when he returns to the court, the serious nature of the injury might mean it will be a while until he's back to his old self. Carlos Boozer is gone, but Utah will no doubt want to get Paul Millsap more involved in 2010-11. The Jazz also traded for Al Jefferson in the offseason, so Okur's role is uncertain in a suddenly crowded frontcourt.

2009-10

After falling to 14.5 ppg in 2007-08, Okur raised his scoring average to a solid 17.0 ppg last season. The bump in scoring can be attributed to his career-high 48.5-percent shooting from the floor and an extended absence from Carlos Boozer, who missed 45 games. The Jazz are expected to ship Boozer out of town, which would allow Okur to battle with Paul Millsap for the role of No. 2 scoring option behind Deron Williams. But itís Okurís rare ability to knock down three pointers from the center position that makes him so valuable to fantasy owners. For the fourth straight year Okur nailed over one trey per game, finishing last season with 90 or 1.3 per contest. Another of Okurís strong suits is his free throw shooting. The 6-11 center sinks freebies at a 79.5-percent clip for his career, well above average for his position. On the negative side, Okur struggles to post helpful stats on the defensive end. His career marks of 7.2 rpg and 0.7 bpg are below average for a player of his size. Keep an eye on Boozerís status with the Jazz leading up to your draft, as it will significantly affect Okurís role in the offense. The long-range assassin from Turkey will provide plenty of scoring Ė just make sure to surround him with players who post solid rebounding and blocking numbers.

2008-09

Okur continued his alarming decline in scoring last season with a three-year low 14.5 ppg on a five-year low 44.5 percent shooting from the field. With Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer as the primary offensive weapons, and even players like Ronnie Brewer and Andrei Kirilenko stepping up, Okur too often becomes an afterthought/spot-up shooter in the Jazz attack. There is one large benefit to Okur remaining on the perimeter, though, as his 1.6 3pg are huge from the center spot. Okurís lack of athleticism prevents him from contributing much to the defensive categories (0.4 bpg), and even his 7.7 rpg are only average for a post player. Okur needs to raise his scoring average back into the upper teens to re-establish himself as an impact center, but even if he does that, youíll need to surround him with good shot blockers and rebounders to make up for his sub par contributions in those areas from the center spot.

2007-08

Okur took a step back in most of the counting categories last season, as Carlos Boozer took over his spot as the big-man focal point in the Jazz offense on a full-time basis. Okur was still solid, though, with averages of 17.6 points on good shooting percentages and 7.2 boards per contest. Moving his game to the perimeter to make space for Boozer created a new fantasy strength in Okurís game: a much improved 3-point shot (1.6 treys per on 38.4% shooting). That kind of long distance production from the center position, in addition to his other solid numbers, makes Okur one of the better roto big men in the league.

2006-07

Okur became a full-time starter for the first time in his career last season and responded by leading the Jazz in both points (18.0 ppg) and rebounds (9.1 rpg). Okur is a 6-11, 250-pounder that can play both power forward and center. He can score in the middle, but also has shooting range out beyond the three-point line (1.0 threes per game). He shoots a solid percentage from both the field (46%) and the line (78%), and he also is a decent passer (2.4 apg). Okur is not very athletic on defense, so he doesnít contribute a lot to blocked shots or steals, but his offensive numbers could even get better next season if Carlos Boozer and Andrei Kirilenko are both healthy and keeping defenses from keying on him.

2005-06

Once the big options at center are gone, Okur is a guy who can help you in the late rounds of your draft. The 26-year-old finished 2004-05 strong, averaging 17.4 points and 10.4 rebounds over his last five games, including a huge 25-point, 16-rebound effort against the Spurs. Okur is a jump shooter who can draw big men outside to open things up for Andrei Kirilenko and Carlos Boozer underneath, and he's an improving rebounder as well, putting up 23 double-doubles from December 1 on after having none in the first month of the season. Okur drew Sloan's ire early in the season with some mental mistakes on defense, but given his strong play late in the year, expect Okur's numbers to take a slight uptick from the 12.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game he put up in 2004-05.

2004-05

Okur cashed in at the Bank of Utah in the offseason and becomes the Jazzí starting center. With Detroit, he started 31 games, but shared the role with others and was limited to 22.3 minutes per game. He will be a nightly starter with the Jazz and will play more if he doesnít lapse into the inconsistency and individualism that landed him in coach Larry Brownís doghouse at various times last year. Utah coach Jerry Sloan will certainly not tolerate behavior like that. It will be his first season as a full-time starter, so thereís some uncertainty in selecting him.

2003-04

Okur showed flashes near the end of his rookie season and got some significant minutes for the Pistons during their playoff run. On a daily basis, though, the man his teammates call "Memo" will be largely inconsistent. He is likely to see 15-20 minutes a game as a backup center and power forward this year, but we don't see Okur averaging more than 10 points and six rebounds a game.