HoopsHype Mehmet Okur rumors


August 29, 2012 Updates

The Wolves are still maintaining dialogue with free agent Anthony Tolliver. Like Okur, the strong belief is he won't settle for the minimum. The Wolves have told him to be patient as they possibly attempt to make a trade to create more space under the salary cap. ESPN.com

August 17, 2012 Updates
July 5, 2012 Updates

Brian T. Smith: Ex-#UtahJazz center Mehmet Okur at 95-percent health and wants to continue #NBA career. No signing imminent, but could ink deal with a team after the season starts. Understands he's a big who can drill 3s, and there's always a need for that in playoffs. Twitter

June 29, 2012 Updates
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April 21, 2012 Updates
April 18, 2012 Updates

Before the Big Three could make it past the trade deadline, Allen-to-the-Grizzlies had to fall apart and discussions on a deal that would have sent Paul Pierce to the New Jersey Nets for an expiring Mehmet Okur contract and a lottery pick never reached completion, league sources said. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge loves the talent in the 2012 NBA draft, but he still gets one more run, one more chance with this group in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Yahoo! Sports

March 21, 2012 Updates
March 20, 2012 Updates

Whatever happened, Magic management evidently refused to buy Howard’s abrupt back flip until he signed a document opting in. That’s why, Thursday at noon, three hours before the deadline, Smith and Nets GM Billy King were real close to firming up a trade. No other team was involved. It would’ve been Brook Lopez, MarShon Brooks, Mehmet Okur’s expiring contract and two or three (lottery- unprotected; at least in one case) No. 1 picks for Howard. New York Post

March 16, 2012 Updates
March 15, 2012 Updates

New Jersey is engaged in serious discussions with the Portland Trail Blazers on a deal to bring Gerald Wallace to the Nets, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. The deal as currently constituted, sources say, would send the expiring contract of Nets forward Mehmet Okur and either Shawne Williams or Johan Petro -- along with a protected future first-round pick -- to the Blazers for Wallace. ESPN.com

March 10, 2012 Updates
March 9, 2012 Updates

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