It should come as no surprise after Avery Johnson's comments Friday but Solobasket, a Turkish basketball site, reports Saturday that Mehmet Okur is "done for the season", according to a translation by Hoopshype. The report cites "several sources." Johnson said despite numerous treatments, Okur's back hasn't responded and he is out "indefinitely."
If true, Okur would be the fourth Net to suffer a season-ending injury, following Damion James, Keith Bogans and Shawne Williams.
Okur's expiring contract, valued at $10.9 million for trade purposes, would be a key component in any deal. Assuming he's covered by insurance, 80 per cent of his remaining salary would be paid out by an insurer, making him doubly attractive. The Nets traded their second rounder in 2015 to the Jazz for Okur, whose back spasms have caused him to miss 22 straight games.
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