Ilkan Karaman is the forgotten man in the Net off-season. Taken at #57, the 6'10" Turkish power forward is staying overseas. Tuesday, he played his first exhibition game for the Turkish National Team, scoring 12 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a 70-65 win over Bulgaria in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Karaman, whose nickname is K-Mart, led a Turkish comeback in the third quarter. Wednesday, he goes up against Ukraine, coached by Mike Fratello.