Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  11 responses

Is Mehmet Okur in Line for a Big Raise?

Some in the Utah media – with the help of a little math – certainly believe so: “If Okur opts out of his $9 million salary for 2009-10 to become a free agent, his agent has an easy case that he should receive an enormous contract…According to the above-listed market, a top-10 center should command a salary of at least $12 million a year. If you average the salaries of the 20 centers making more than Okur next season, it comes out to $13.6 million. Even with a discount for the economy and for staying in Utah, Okur still would be due a huge payday if the Jazz are inclined to keep him.”

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  • Torrance

    If Turkoglu is the Turkish Jordan, than what does that make Okur?

  • http://slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/fear/ Freedom Fries

    The joy of being able to live in Salt Lake (magic underpants) City should be enough for him. No more cash – or he’ll turn into a country trucker like Malone did – and we can’t bare to see that nightmare play out again.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    he would suck anywhere else.
    but i think he is leaving.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Okur can play, but I don’t think he’s worth 10+ mill for more than 3 seasons. He’s always hurt and more of a regular season player anyway.

  • Ken

    Torrance: The Turkish Sheed?

  • Josh D

    It makes Okur the Turkish Dirk

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    Okur is the Turkish Olajuwon, and Ersan Ilyasova is the Turkish Sam Bowie.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I’m thinking a sign and trade involving him, Kyrilenko and the Phoenix Suns…

  • Seven Duece

    I’m about to massage my pituitary gland so I can grow and get some of this money NBA teams are throwing around. Mehmet Okur hasn’t struck fear in anything buy a damn Mongolian Buffet line in years! If he gets $12 million a year, I’m having a kid pronto. It’s time to get paid, sheesh!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    He’s getting paid to weigh a lot and Kirilenko won’t get paid because Utah mgmt think he doesn’t weigh enough? And he’d only get (over)paid by Cuban in Dallas.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I’ve just come back from talking to Phoenix Suns management and because they want to actually be competitive this season, they are not going anywhere near this deal.