Friday, July 10th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  10 responses

Okur Gets an Extension

Mehmet will stay in Utah for close to $21 million over two seasons: “More money, and more seasons in Utah, are in the bag for Mehmet Okur. The Jazz on Thursday night said they have agreed to a two-contract extension with Okur, their starting center and an NBA All-Star in 2007. The extension begins with the 2010-11 season and runs through the 2011-12 season, team spokesman Jonathan Rinehart said.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    This is big for the Jazz. Honestly Okur is twice as important as keeping Boozer in town. Now they just gotta make sure they keep Paul Millie.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Okur is the richest Turk in the world.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Championship ring, hot wife, LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    Apparently $10 mill/year is the new going rate for anyone signing a contract.

  • larrylegend

    now he can get some more burgers…

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    I really like the dude. I hope he averages 20 ppg this year.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    WWWHHHYYYYY? He is a center that plays behind the 3 point line, can’t defend, can’t rebound, only can shoot when hot-streaky. Jazz will go no where with him. Should have traded him for a defensive center.

  • seven deuce

    He’s so important that I almost NEVER think of him. At all.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Okur should have went to the Rockets.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ The Seed: What are you talking about? He does both rebounding and defending. Just because he shoots the three doesn’t mean he doesn’t do anything else. He’s not exactly always a 20 and 10 guy, but his rebounding is actually quite decent.