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Okur has struggled since the 2008 season, and there is reason to believe he is not the same player he used to be.
However, if given a bench role with minimum responsibility, Okur would return to form.
The center has never been a great player, and frankly he is not a starter in this league.
He is one of the better role players, though, and could be a matchup nightmare for most teams in playoff contention.
The shooting big would be a welcome addition to any team in pursuit of a playoff spot, and if released will have his pick of teams to choose from.
Okur is not much of a rebounder and has never been a defender. He is a player who will give you effort and will hit an open shot, which in the playoffs can be the difference between a three-point win and a one-point loss.
Okur will almost certainly be released by week's end, and should he land in, say, Philly or Los Angeles, he would provide a necessary outside pop to either roster.
In Philly, their athletes would benefit greatly from him spreading the floor. In Los Angeles, Andrew Bynum’s presence in the paint would create open shots for the former Utah Jazz player.
Likely suitors: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers