Semih Erden RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Semih Erden parted ways. The Turkish team decided to opt out of the contract with the big man. Erden arrived in Efes in the summer of 2012 but he was excused from team activities in the last months of this season. Erden is now free agent and will look at his next option.
Turkish big man Semih Erden talked about his future plans and stated that his main goal is a return to the NBA. 26 year-old player said that repetitive injuries prevented him to show his best performance in the NBA . “I’m back in Turkey because i failed to perform at my best in the NBA” Erden said. “I will recover from my injuries here and reach my top form again. I will be back in the NBA better than before.”
Semih Erden returned Turkish league this year to wear Anadolu Efes uniform after 2 season in NBA with Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. He gave an interview to Turkish television NTVspor and talked about his future plans.Here is his statements: “My Goal is definetly to play in the NBA, I did it before so I believe I’m capable. I had 2 unlucky injuries, that hurt my career in the NBA. People started to think that I have struggled but I accomplished many things in my rookie season with Boston Celtics. All I want now is to win the Turkish league and reach Euroleague final with Anadolu efes, then I want to return to NBA. I believe I can reach my goals if I can stay healthy.”
Aandolu Efes Istanbul announced the signing of Semih Erden for the next two season with an option for a third one.
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Tom Reed: #Cavs have made qualifying offer to C Semih Erden, making him restricted free agent, along with Gee and Harangody
The Cavs have until today to decide whether or not to extend qualifying offers of around $1 million to Semih Erden and Luke Harangody. If the Cavs choose not to, both players will become unrestricted free agents and available to sign with any team.
Jason Lloyd: CG said Alonzo Gee is a priority, team will obviously extend qualifying offer. Decisions haven’t been made yet on Semih, Harangody
Sam Amico: Cavs likely to extend qualifying offer to Alonzo Gee today. “We’ll have to make decisions on other 2 (Erden, Harangody),” says Chris Grant.
“I don’t know about Spain because we have a very good offer from Turkey and then we will also check the market with CSKA Moscow, see what happens with (Nenad) Krstic there. Right now it’s very hard to get a big contract in Spain, so I don’t see a big possibility for Semih there.”
Agent Tolga Tugsavul refuted reports that his client Semih Erden has agreed to a deal in Turkey and said his wish is to stay in the NBA. “Everything will be more clear after the first week of July,” Tugsavul told HoopsHype. “He has some interest from teams in the NBA and then we have very good offers from Europe, from three of four teams that I don’t want to mention. We will make a decision, I believe, by mid- July. His first option is to play in the NBA, but it all depends on the contract and the coach.”
Tugsavul said there’s a chance the seven-foot center returns to Europe and then gives the NBA a try again after one of two years. It’s not likely to happen in the Spanish League, though. “I don’t know about Spain because we have a very good offer from Turkey and then we will also check the market with CSKA Moscow, see what happens with (Nenad) Krstic there. Right now it’s very hard to get a big contract in Spain, so I don’t see a big possibility for Semi there.”
“Everything will be more clear after the first week of July,” Tugsavul told HoopsHype. “He has some interest from teams in the NBA and then we have very good offers from Europe, from three of four teams that I don’t want to mention. We will make a decision, I believe, by mid-July. His first option is to play in the NBA, but it all depends on the contract and the coach.”
Agent Tolga Tugsavul refuted reports that his client Semih Erden has agreed to a deal in Turkey and said his wish is to stay in the NBA.
When asked about Erden recently, Cavs general manager Chris Grant said no decision has been made. They’ll likely give him a qualifying offer. It’s worth $1.1 million. This is purely a guess, but the Cavs probably won’t give Harangody a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.
NBA teams have until June 30 to tender qualifying offers to potential restricted free agents. The Cavs have three such players in center Semih Erden and forwards Alonzo Gee and Luke Harangody. They’ll definitely give Gee a qualifying offer. He said he wants to return to the Cavs. Erden didn’t sparkle last season and at times, he sat on the bench for long periods. He’s still a 7-footer with skills.
Scott said he hasn’t reached a decision on whether he wants injured center Semih Erden (ankle) to return for next season. Obviously, that’s something he must discuss with General Manager Chris Grant. The Cavs would have to extend a qualifying offer of about $1.1 million or risk losing the 7-foot Turk to unrestricted free agency. “I don’t know yet,” Scott said. “And, I’m just being honest with you.”
Erden is averaging 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in eight games. He scored 14 of his 27 points in one game against Golden State. “If he plays hard every single night he has a chance to be a good player,” Scott said. “It’s an energy and effort thing. He has to play a lot harder.”
In the preseason, coach Byron Scott hinted that Semih Erden could become a starter once his thumb healed and if he played well. The Turk is healthy, but hardly playing well. Scott has not played him in the past four games, including Sunday’s win in Boston. Samardo Samuels and Ryan Hollins are being used ahead of him. Scott had planned to evaluate Erden for 10 games in the rotation, starting with Jan. 10 contest in Utah. The trial lasted just seven games. “I lied,” Scott said. “I did kind of lie on that one. . . . I think I gave him a fair chance. I was a little disappointed. I’m hoping these three games he hasn’t played gets in his head and when he gets another opportunity he takes advantage of it.”
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Tom Reed: Injured #Cavs F Semih Erden (thumb) is finshing up visa renewal form. Once documentation square he will fly from Turkey to Cleveland.
Erden’s agent, Justin Zanik, said the forward’s shoulder is “95 percent healthy,” but that it prevented him from playing in the recently-completed EuroBasket tournament. “He’s a young player who is trying to improve and be ready for when the NBA starts,” Zanik said. “He wants to be in the NBA.”
Semih Erden has become the first Cavaliers player to find work overseas during the NBA lockout. He won’t have to leave his hometown to earn a paycheck. The 7-foot forward is planning to play for Besiktas, a Turkish team that also signed New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams. The club is located in Erden’s native Istanbul. He was expected to finalize the contract either Tuesday or Wednesday.