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Furkan Aldemir
Furkan Aldemir
Position: F
Born: 08/09/91
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $0
Coach Ataman said the decision was not political. “I wanted to have a close relationship with Enes since I took over the job last year, but could not get any response,” he said after announcing the squad, which includes NBA players Ersan Ilyasova, Ömer Asik and Furkan Aldemir. “He still has not apologized to his teammates for past incidents, but he may be a part of the squad in the future,” Ataman added.
Furkan Aldemir’s right-foot injury is worse than the 76ers originally thought. The new power forward missed practice Thursday because of plantar fasciitis and is doubtful to play Friday against the Charlotte Hornets at the Wells Fargo Center. Aldemir sat out the end of practice Wednesday because of a sore right heel. The 6-foot-9, 240-pounder, who signed with the Sixers on Monday, had experienced foot pain in his native Turkey. “It’s not as bad as it sounds,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said after practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. “He’s come over here, and all the physicals, MRIs didn’t reveal anything.”
New 76ers power forward Furkan Aldemir sat out the end of practice Wednesday because of a sore right heel. Aldemir, who signed with the Sixers (2-22) on Monday, suffered the injury back in his native Turkey. Coach Brett Brown expects the 6-foot-10, 240-pounder to play against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. “It was sore enough to have him sit down,” Brown said. “But he’s getting treatment on it, and you know we will see what goes on with that.”
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced they have signed power forward/center Furkan Aldemir (Fur-kahn Al-di-meer). The native of Turkey has been playing professionally in his home country since 2007-08. He joined Galatasaray Liv Hospital in 2011 and helped them earn the Turkish Basketball League (TBL) title in 2012-13 before finishing as runner-up in 2013-14. Aldemir (6’10”, 240) was leading the TBL in rebounding with 11 per game this season, after leading the league in total rebounds in 2013-14 and earning All-Star honors in 2010 and 2012.
Turkish big man Furkan Aldemir has landed a four-year contract in the $12 million range from the Philadelphia 76ers, according to sources. Sources said Sunday that the Sixers, having already secured Aldemir’s release from Turkish club Galatasaray and then obtaining him a visa, will ‎formally complete the signing of the 23-year-old this week, perhaps as early as Monday. Aldemir’s contract is fully guaranteed for the first two seasons, sources say, then partially guaranteed in both 2016-17 and 2017-18.
While there hasn’t been much to be excited about this season when it comes to the 76ers, many have expressed a lot of interest in what seems to be the team’s impending signing of forward Furkan Aldemir, the 6-9 forward who terminated his contract in Turkey earlier this week and said he is ready to come to the NBA. His rights were acquired by the Sixers in 2013 in a trade with the Houston Rockets and he has been playing overseas since. A source said the other day that “it could be a couple of days or a couple of weeks” before any kind of an agreement is reached, paving the way for the 230-pounder to make his debut with the 0-15 Sixers.
Furkan Aldemir is set to become a 76er this season. The Turkish power forward/center had his Turkish league contract terminated. Aldemir, a 6-foot-9, 230-pounder, confirmed on his Facebook page Monday afternoon that he’s heading to the NBA, where the Sixers hold his rights. That statement came hours after his agent told CNN Turkey that Aldemir will join the Sixers. “Playing in the NBA is one of my greatest dreams, just like all the basketball players,” wrote Aldemir, who is regarded as one of Europe’s top rebounders. “I had some positive conditions to realize this dream in [the] last couple of days. We have considered those conditions with my family and my agent, and we have decided that an experience in USA will be much efficient for my personal career and development.”