Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  8 responses

Mehmet Okur Out Until December-January?

The Jazz say they’ll re-evaluate the big fella in mid-October, but according to the Salt Lake Tribune‘s sources, Okur might not be back until well into the new season: “Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor said center Mehmet Okur will be re-evaluated by the team in mid-October. Okur, who is recovering from left Achilles tendon surgery, has started running drills and recently worked out with teammates in Santa Barbara, Calif … While a mid-October date looms large for Okur during his rehab, multiple sources said Utah is realistically targeting a December-January return for the center. Okur underwent surgery April 20 to repair a ruptured Achilles. A league source stated that the Jazz are employing an “Elton Brand” timetable for Okur. Brand, a Philadelphia forward, missed 74 games in 2007-08 for the Los Angeles Clippers while recovering from Achilles surgery. It has been less than five months since Okur had his surgery, and he is less than two months into his rehab.”

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

    An Elton Brand timetable…? Giving it a positive spin; at least it’s not a Greg Oden timetable.

  • Ctp

    Good thing they have two dudes named Jefferson and Millsap who will serve that position better anyway. Okur will provide a great spark off the bench when he returns though!


    The Jazz front court is made of glass.



  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Tore mine mid March, just started playing ball last week again, and it still feels odd. Take your time, Mehmet.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Okur is criminally underrated.

  • http://www.google.com The Big Fundamental

    C- Jefferson, PF- Millsap…..

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