Posted December 23, 2011

Veteran Mehmet Okur sent to New Jersey

NBA

The Utah Jazz have sent veteran center Mehmet Okur to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for a future second-round draft pick, the teams announced Thursday.

Okur, 32, appeared in only 13 games a season ago with Utah, his seventh with the franchise.

The Turkish center started his career with the Detroit Pistons, and he later signed with the Jazz as a free agent.