Furkan Aldemir

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Furkan Aldemir
Furkan Aldemir'13.JPG
Aldemir with Galatasaray in 2013
No. 19 – Philadelphia 76ers
Position Power forward / Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-08-09) August 9, 1991 (age 23)
Konak, İzmir, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2011 Pınar Karşıyaka (Turkey)
2011–2014 Galatasaray Liv Hospital (Turkey)
2014–present Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
  • Turkish League champion (2013)
  • 2× Turkish League All-Star (2010, 2012)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Furkan Aldemir (born August 9, 1991) is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), he mainly plays the power forward position, but he can also play as a center if needed.

Professional career[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Aldemir made his professional debut in the Turkish Basketball League with Pınar Karşıyaka during the 2007–08 season. In June 2011, he signed a four-year deal with Galatasaray Liv Hospital.[1][2] In May 2014, he signed a new three-year, €3.9 million contract with Galatasaray.[3] On November 24, 2014, he announced via Facebook of his decision to leave Galatasaray in pursuit of an NBA contract.[4] On December 1, 2014, he officially parted ways with Galatasaray.[5]

NBA[edit]

Aldemir with the 76ers

Aldemir was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 53rd overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft[6] and then subsequently traded to the Houston Rockets in a four-team trade.[7] On July 13, 2013, his rights were traded, along with Royce White, to the Philadelphia 76ers.[8]

On December 15, 2014, Aldemir signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[9] He made his NBA debut the same day against the Boston Celtics, recording 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in the 87-105 loss.[10]

International career[edit]

Aldemir was a regular Turkish youth national team player as he won a bronze medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.[11] He played at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship where he averaged 11.6 rebounds per game. A year later, he played at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship where he averaged 14.8 points, 15.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. He was named to the All-Tournament team for his performance. He went on to play for the Turkish senior national team at the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 qualification and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Galatasaray 15 7 16.8 .557 .000 .795 4.8 .5 .7 .4 6.6 9.2
2013–14 Galatasaray 22 13 17.4 .654 .000 .515 6.3 .7 .5 1.0 5.4 10.0
2014–15 Galatasaray 6 6 20.7 .750 .000 .733 6.2 .3 .7 1.3 7.8 12.7
Career 43 26 17.7 .632 .000 .678 5.8 .6 .6 .8 6.2 10.1

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Philadelphia 41 9 13.2 .513 .000 .481 4.3 .7 .4 .4 2.3
Career 41 9 13.2 .513 .000 .481 4.3 .7 .4 .4 2.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galatasaray tabs prospect Furkan Aldemir". Sportando.com. June 21, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Galatasaray made official the arrival of Furkan Aldemir". Sportando.com. June 28, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Galatasaray agreed with Furkan Aldemir on a new three-year deal". Sportando.com. May 26, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Furkan Aldemir announces on Facebook his decision to leave Galatasaray to join the NBA". Sportando.com. November 24, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Furkan Aldemir and Galatasaray part ways". Sportando.com. December 1, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ "CLIPPERS CHOOSE FURKAN ALDEMIR WITH 53RD PICK IN DRAFT". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 28, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lamar Odom traded to Clippers". ESPN.com. June 30, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sixers Acquire Rights to 21-year-old Center/Forward Furkan Aldemir of Turkey". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sixers Sign Rights-held Furkan Aldemir". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics' 105-87 win over 76ers". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "TURKEY RUN AWAY WITH BRONZE MEDAL GAME". FIBAEurope.com. August 2, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 

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