|No. 37 – Beşiktaş|
|League||Turkish Basketball Super League
May 13, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||254 lb (115 kg)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall|
|Selected by the Brooklyn Nets|
On August 17, 2012, Karaman signed a three-year contract with Fenerbahçe. In the 2012-13 season Karaman played in 29 games for Fenerbahçe in the Turkish Basketball League and 22 games in the Euroleague. In the 2013 off-season he underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees to relieve chronic patellar tendinitis, which prevented him from playing the following season. On July 1, 2014, he parted ways with Fenerbahçe.
Karaman was selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 57th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft. He became officially the first player drafted by the Nets after their move to Brooklyn (the team acquired two higher picks in exchange for cash after they were selected by other teams). After the draft the Nets general manager Billy King stated that the Nets intended for Karaman to develop his skills while continuing to play in Europe. This process (often referred to as "Euro-Stashing") allowed the Nets to retain Karaman's NBA rights without offering him a contract.
Turkish national team
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- "Ilkan Karaman basketball profile at Eurobasket.com". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
- Brooklyn Nets other "Euro-Stash" talks about his dream of playing in the NBA, his injury from Netsdaily, December 8, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- "Fenerbahce officially part ways with Kleiza, Karaman, McCalebb, Ermis". Sportando.com. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
- "Ilkan Karaman signs with Acibadem Universitesi". Sportando.com. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
- "Besiktas inks Ilkan Karaman to a one-year deal". Sportando.com. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
- "Nets Acquire Three in 2012 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
- Taylor highlights busy Nets draft night by Mike Mazzeo, ESPN New York, June 29, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- "Jarrett Jack of Cleveland Cavaliers headed to Brooklyn Nets, with Boston Celtics also part of trade". ESPN.com. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2015.