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Jazz trade Okur to New Jersey for draft pick

Jazz trade Okur to New Jersey for draft pick

By KSL.com | Posted - Dec. 22, 2011 at 5:36 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz traded center Mehmet Okur Thursday to the New Jersey Nets in exhange for a future second-round draft pick and a trade exception.

Entering his 10th NBA season, Okur , who was injured most of the year, appeared in 13 games for the Jazz during the 2010- 11 campaign, averaging 4.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game.

The 2007 NBA All-Star holds career averages of 13.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 617 career games (446 starts) with Detroit and Utah.

Okur, who joined the Jazz prior to the 2004-05 season, departs the team ranking fourth on the franchise's all-time list for three-pointers made (517), fifth for three-pointers attempted (1,358), and ninth in scoring (7,255), rebounding (3,599) and blocked shots (346).

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