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Vernon Macklin signing with Turkish team

Free agent center Vernon Macklin is signing with Gaziantep of Turkey, agent Greg Nunn told HoopsHype. Macklin, a Florida product, averaged 2.0 ppg and 1.5 rpg in his rookie year with the Pistons.

"Vernon decided to turn down three NBA camp invites," Nunn said. "He feels he needs to play to showcase his talents and return to the NBA next year."

The deal was previously reported by Turkish website SalsaBasket.net.

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