Utah Jazz notebook: Mehmet Okur plans to play for Turkey

Jazz center confident he'll be in World Championships

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  • Greedy Fans
    March 25, 2010 8:13 p.m.

    I think it's the fans that are the greedy ones. Everyone should want to represent their country when they get a chance no matter waht it is.

    Even if I pay to attend games and buy Jazz stuff does not mean I own the players, so they can still do what they want.

    I also don't beleive that these players are playing to much. It's not like they work 8 hours a day 5 days a week 52 weeks a year. So I'm pretty sure they can handle it.

    Also they don't get hurt any more the they do during the NBA season. Look how many players get hurt during an 82 game season.

    So greedy fans get over it. I hope all Jazz players are good enough to play for their country and do play for their country if given the chance.

  • Just what we need
    March 25, 2010 3:22 p.m.

    Another player who breaks down next season...

  • Come on
    March 25, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    If it's ok for American players to play for their country, it's ok for these guys. I was in Turkey several years ago and when people learned we were from Utah, they were excited because of Memo.

  • Yes-To Summer Playing
    March 25, 2010 9:24 a.m.

    I like international basketball because its really entertaining to see other countries play and the players take sacrfices to play more basketball during the summer. It also improves the game of the players playing in the FIBA Championships.

  • NO-To Summer Playing
    March 25, 2010 8:28 a.m.

    Oh it's his home country. What are these players as far as their countries and the NBA--MACHINES? There just seems to be more and more summer ball being played and I totally disagree with players playing competitive basketball for this many months a year. This goes for USA as well as foreign play. But oh well, it's all about the GREED on all of them, players too. Thats what the world is made of in most eyes today----MONEY!

  • Jazz Cop
    March 25, 2010 4:27 a.m.

    I think it's great that all our best players are going to tire themselves out over the summer, really, its good karma.
    i bet ak is healthy for his russian team, thats something to look forward to, for the russian fans.

    jazz fans,
    we get to wonder whats happening with 16 million, we wonder what that swooshing sound is as we watch it flush down the drain. as fans, we don't even ask him to be worth his huge contract, we just ask him to play hard, he has a huge role with the team that most players would be happy wtih,

    ak47 could still be one of my favorite players, but he's got to play, I'm pretty sure, as others have posted, he'll give us a lift when he comes back, i agree with ak fan and others, we'd do good to involve him more on offense, he's maybe the second best passer on the team, so it takes alot of pressure off of dwill to have him create some plays too.

  • Chuck Nunn
    March 25, 2010 1:13 a.m.

    It's the World Championships, Turkey's the host country, and Memo loves to represent his nation, so really, this isn't a big shock. And he'll represent well, too.

    Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!