Aldemir with Galatasaray in 2013.
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Born||August 9, 1991|
Konak, Izmir, Turkey
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|2011–2014||Galatasaray Liv Hospital|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Furkan Aldemir (born August 9, 1991) is a Turkish professional basketball player who last played for Darüşşafaka of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) and the EuroLeague. 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.
Aldemir made his professional debut in the Turkish Basketball Super League with Karşıyaka during the 2007–08 season. In June 2011, he signed a four-year deal with Galatasaray. In May 2014, he signed a new three-year, €3.9 euros net income million contract with Galatasaray. On November 24, 2014, he announced via Facebook, of his decision to leave Galatasaray, in pursuit of an NBA contract. On December 1, 2014, he officially parted ways with Galatasaray.
Aldemir was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 53rd overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft, and then subsequently traded to the Houston Rockets, in a four-team trade. On July 13, 2013, his rights were traded, along with Royce White, to the Philadelphia 76ers.
On December 15, 2014, Aldemir signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. He made his NBA debut the same day, against the Boston Celtics, recording 2 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist, in a 105–87 loss. On October 26, 2015, he was waived by the 76ers.
Return to Europe
Aldemir was a regular Turkish youth national team player, as he won a bronze medal at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. He also 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 senior men's Turkish national basketball team at the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 qualification, and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
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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, and regional competition if applicable.
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