Mehmet Okur #13 - C

  • Age: 35
  • DOB: 1979/05/26
  • POB: Yalova, Turkey
  • Height: 6-11 Weight: 265lbs
  • NBA Seasons: 10
  • Drafted by Detroit in 2001 (2/38).

Career Stats

2011-12New JerseyNBA171426.737.4%31.9%60%

Career Playoff Stats

2011-12New JerseyNBA--------------

Scouting Report

AssetsHad a rare mix of size, toughness and great hands. Played a feisty low-post game as a rebounder. Was also a very good outside shooter who could be counted on for regular scoring, and he hit his free throws.
FlawsWas not a jaw-dropping athlete, which contributed to his defensive limitations (including foul-proneness). Sometimes he was too streaky with his shot. Also, he was a bit injury-prone.
Career potentialQuality offensive center.

Honours and Awards

2006-07NBA - Played in the All-Star Game
2003-04NBA - Member of NBA Championship Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/11/08Announced his retirement.
2012/03/21Missed 28 games (back spasms).
2012/03/21Waived by the Portland Trail Blazers.
2012/03/15Acquired from the New Jersey Nets.
2012/01/27Back spasms, sidelined indefinitely.
2012/01/11Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2012/01/07Back spasms, day-to-day.
2011/12/22Acquired from the Utah Jazz.
2011/09/20Signed with Turk Telekom Ankara (Turkey).
2011/04/13Missed the last 35 regular season games (strained lower back).
2011/03/20Strained lower back, late August.
2011/01/28Strained lower back, day-to-day.
2011/01/12Missed 6 games (strained lower back).
2010/12/30Strained lower back, day-to-day.
2010/12/27Missed 2 games (sprained right ankle).
2010/12/20Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.
2010/12/17Missed 26 games (left achilles).
2010/09/27Left Achilles, sidelined indefinitely.
2010/05/10Missed 9 playoff games (Achilles tendon).
2010/04/19Achilles tendon, late April.
2010/04/13Missed 1 game (left Achilles tendinitis).
2010/04/09Left Achilles tendinitis, day-to-day.
2010/03/22Missed 1 game (stomach virus).
2010/03/20Stomach virus, day-to-day.
2010/03/15Missed 1 game (back spasms).
2010/03/14Back spasms, day-to-day.
2010/02/22Missed 2 games (personal reasons).
2010/02/19Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2009/11/24Missed 3 games (flu).
2009/11/18Flu, day-to-day.
2009/11/02Missed 1 game (sprained left knee).
2009/10/30Sprained left knee, day-to-day.
2009/07/10Signed by the Utah Jazz to a two-year contract extension.
2009/04/25Missed 4 games (hamstring).
2009/04/14Hamstring, day-to-day.
2009/02/19Missed 1 game (flu).
2009/02/17Flu, day-to-day.
2008/12/29Missed 3 games (back injury).
2008/12/23Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/11/19Missed 5 games (personal reasons).
2008/11/11Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2008/03/31Missed 2 games (stomach ailment).
2008/03/28Stomach ailment, day-to-day.
2007/12/26Missed 7 games (trapezius muscle strain).
2007/12/12Trapezius muscle strain, day-to-day.
2007/02/26Missed 2 games (back injury).
2007/02/23Back injury, day-to-day.
2004/07/27Signed as a restricted free agent by the Utah Jazz to a six-year contract.
2004/07/14Signed by the Utah Jazz to an offer sheet.
2004/03/10Missed 7 games (lower back strain).
2004/02/26Lower back strain, injured list.
2004/02/25Back spasms, day-to-day.
2004/02/17Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2004/02/10Back spasms, day-to-day.
2004/02/07Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2004/02/03Back spasms, day-to-day.
2003/04/04Missed 1 game (sprained right ankle).
2003/04/02Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.
2002/08/21Signed by the Detroit Pistons.


2012/03/15Portland Trail Blazers traded Gerald Wallace to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a 2012 protected first-round pick.
2011/12/22New Jersey Nets traded a 2015 second-round draft pick and a trade exception to the Utah Jazz for Mehmet Okur.
2004/07/27Signed as a restricted free agent by the Utah Jazz.
2001/06/27Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round (38th overall) in 2001.


GP - games played
GS - games started
MIN - minutes played
FG% - field goal percentage
3P% - three point percentage
FT% - free throw percentage
OREB - offensive rebounds
REB - rebounds
AST - assists
STL - steals
BLK - blocks
TO - turnovers
Foul - fouls
PTS - points

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