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Stars Hedo Turkoglu, Ersan Ilyasova and Omer Asik headline an impressive 20-strong preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2013 that the Turkish federation made public on Wednesday. The list of Turkey head coach Bogdan Tanjevic is an ambitious mix of old and new with the only big-name absence being that of Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter, which was however already announced in the spring. Eurobasket 2013

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Enes Kanter's recovery from April shoulder surgery is ahead of schedule, his agent said Wednesday, but the Utah Jazz center may not be cleared to play until August. That means Kanter will not participate in the Orlando Summer League July 7 through 12, although Kanter's agent, Max Ergul, said it was unlikely the Turkish big man would have played that week even if healthy. Salt Lake Tribune

April 11, 2013 Updates

By mid-afternoon Wednesday, Enes Kanter was alert in his hospital room, watching a movie. Kanter underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder earlier in the day in Chicago. His agent called the procedure "very simple" and said it "went perfect." But, as the Utah Jazz announced a day earlier, their amiable backup center will miss the remainder of the season and is unlikely to return to the team before the end of year. Salt Lake Tribune

Kanter’s agent, Max Ergul, said the second-year Jazz center would remain in Chicago for the foreseeable future to rehab the shoulder, which he injured while diving for a loose ball against Phoenix on March 27. Ergul said he did not know when Kanter would return to Salt Lake City. "He has no reason right now," Ergul said. "His medical staff is here [in Chicago], his rehab staff is here. He will start with that Friday." Salt Lake Tribune

April 10, 2013 Updates

Following several medical consultations, it has been decided that Enes Kanter will undergo a surgical repair on his injured left shoulder. The procedure will be performed on Wednesday, April 10 in Chicago by Dr. Guido Marra. As a result, Kanter will miss the remainder of the season. A return-to-activity timeline will be determined following the completion of the surgery. NBA.com

April 9, 2013 Updates

Jody Genessy: Jazz C Enes Kanter will undergo minor surgery to repair damage in his left shoulder, per a source. He's expected to be back in month or so. Twitter @DJJazzyJody

Jody Genessy: Jazz center Enes Kanter is done for the season, according to a source. He is in NYC getting opinions on what to do with his left shoulder. Twitter @DJJazzyJody

Jazz center Enes Kanter was in New York on Monday, consulting with doctors about his dislocated right shoulder. Kanter was injured on March 27 against Phoenix. He has missed the last six games and, although the Jazz have not announced a official timetable for his recovery, it seems unlikely he will return this season. Salt Lake Tribune

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Kanter was examined by the Utah Jazz medical staff and underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test on his left shoulder on Thursday. The MRI test confirmed a dislocation of his left shoulder. Kanter did not travel with the team for Friday night’s game at Portland and will remain out indefinitely. He will continue to be re-evaluated and updates on his status will be provided as new information becomes available. NBA.com

March 28, 2013 Updates

Enes Kanter's shoulder injury was nasty. The big man went down in the second quarter when he and Hamed Haddadi both dove after a loose ball. The play resulted in a jump ball and Kanter's most serious injury since he joined the team last season. You wouldn't know that his season could be in jeopardy from the way he behaved after the game. He'll have an MRI on Thursday, but at night, he wore his left arm in a sling and was draped in a sweater. His jeans hung low on his hips, his abs were exposed. He smiled and joked. "Right now," he said, "I'm all right." Salt Lake Tribune

When one reporter said that girls love taking care of injured guys, Kanter said they had "already texted me." The guy is as much of a character as I've ever covered. He walks an enjoyable balance between the absurd (Kyrylo Fesenko, anyone? Anyone) but backs it up with a stunning work ethic. Salt Lake Tribune

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