List of Turkish NBA players

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Hedo Türkoğlu has played the highest number of games among all Turkish NBA players.

The following is a list of Turkish players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This list also includes players who were born outside of Turkey but have represented Turkey national team. Mirsad Türkcan is the first Turkish basketball player to play in the NBA.[1]

Key[edit]

Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
* Denotes player who is still active in the NBA

Players[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of May 3, 2014.

Player Pos. Team(s) played Career[a] Regular season Playoffs Year (pick) Team Notes Ref.
Games played NBA Draft
Asik, OmerÖmer Aşık* C/F Chicago Bulls
Houston Rockets
New Orleans Pelicans
20102012
20122014
2014–present
278 33 2008 (36th) Portland Trail Blazers [2]
Erden, SemihSemih Erden C Boston Celtics
Cleveland Cavaliers
2010–2011
20112012
69 2008 (60th) Boston Celtics [3]
Ilyasova, ErsanErsan İlyasova* F Milwaukee Bucks 2006–2007, 2009–present 395 11 2005 (36th) Milwaukee Bucks [4]
Kanter, EnesEnes Kanter* C/F Utah Jazz 2011–present 216 4 2011 (3rd) Utah Jazz Born in Switzerland to Turkish parents, represents Turkey internationally. [5]
Kutluay, İbrahimİbrahim Kutluay G Seattle SuperSonics 2004–2005 5 Undrafted [6]
Okur, MehmetMehmet Okur F/C Detroit Pistons
Utah Jazz
New Jersey Nets
20022004
20042011
2011–2012
634 71 2001 (38th) Detroit Pistons [7]
Aldemir , FurkanFurkan Aldemir * F/C Philadelphia 76ers 2014–present 5 0 2012 (53rd) Los Angeles Clippers [8]
Turkcan, MirsadMirsad Türkcan F New York Knicks
Milwaukee Bucks
1999–2000
2000
17 2 1998 (18th) Houston Rockets Born in SFR Yugoslavia,[b] has represented Turkey internationally. [9]
Turkoglu, HedoHedo Türkoğlu* F Sacramento Kings
San Antonio Spurs
Orlando Magic
Toronto Raptors
Phoenix Suns
Los Angeles Clippers
20002003
2003–2004
20042009, 20102014
2009–2010
2010
2014–present
935 98 2000 (16th) Sacramento Kings [10] [11]

Drafted but never played[edit]

Player Pos. Year (pick) Team Notes Ref.
NBA Draft
Akyol, CenkCenk Akyol F 2005 (59th) Atlanta Hawks
Türkyılmaz, İzzetİzzet Türkyılmaz F 2012 (50th) Denver Nuggets
Karaman, İlkanİlkan Karaman F 2012 (57th) Brooklyn Nets

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cnnturk.com/2012/spor/basketbol/09/17/mirsad.turkcan.veda.etti/676954.0/index.html
  2. ^ "Omer Asik Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Semih Erden Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ersan Ilyasova Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Enes Kanter Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ibo Kutluay Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mehmet Okur Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Furkan Aldemir Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mirsad Turkcan Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Hedo Turkoglu Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Ibo Kutluay Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 

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