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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
16-4 8-2 W5
13-7 7-3 L1
14-8 5-5 L2
7-14 3-7 L1
6-14 3-7 L2

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 12.1 4.6 54.9 4.7 0.9

Top Omer Yurtseven News

  • Jazz's Omer Yurtseven: Snags 15 rebounds in OT win

    Yurtseven racked up nine points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 15 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal across 27 minutes during Saturday's 118-113 overtime victory over the Trail Blazers.

    Yurtseven logged his fifth consecutive start Saturday, boosting his fantasy value while the Jazz continue to bring Walker Kessler off the bench. Although Kessler is healthy and has logged significant time off the bench, he has yet to win back his slot in the starting lineup after his seven-game absence. Yurtseven has averaged only 5.6 points per game since taking over, but sublime rebound totals have kept him relevant.

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  • Jazz's Omer Yurtseven: Still with starters

    Yurtseven will start Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, David Locke of Utah Jazz Radio reports.

    For a third straight game with Walker Kessler healthy, Yurtseven will start at the center position. While Kessler has been undergoing a ramp-up period after a lengthy absence, it's certainly notable that Yurtseven has remained ahead of him in the depth chart. In his only two starts this season, Yurtseven is averaging 6.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks across 24.5 minutes.

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  • Jazz's Omer Yurtseven: Snags 10 rebounds in start

    Yurtseven posted seven points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 22 minutes during Monday's 114-112 victory over New Orleans.

    Yurtseven started again and improved in Utah's second straight matchup against New Orleans. Walker Kessler's play off the bench has also improved, so the long-term prospects of Yurtseven's place in the rotation are unclear, but the team is now 2-0 with the Georgetown product in the starting lineup. The roster will reshuffle when Lauri Markkanen returns.

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  • Jazz's Omer Yurtseven: Starting again Monday

    Yurtseven is in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Ben Anderson of KSL News Salt Lake City reports.

    Yurtseven is making his second consecutive start, while Walker Kessler will come off the bench. Monday will mark Kessler's second game back after missing seven contests to manage a sprained UCL in his left elbow. It's likely that Kessler will return to a starting role as he continues ramping up, but Yurtseven remaining with the starters Monday is notable.

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  • Jazz's Omer Yurtseven: Serviceable line in spot start

    Yurtseven logged six points (3-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes during Saturday's 105-100 win over the Pelicans.

    Yurtseven ran with the opening unit Saturday, flirting with a double-double in the process. He has reminded everyone just what he can do when afforded meaningful minutes over the past week. However, with Walker Kessler returning from injury Saturday, opportunities could be about to dry up for Yurtseven. He is someone to monitor just in case he is handed a larger role at some point during the season, but until then, he can be safely left on the waiver wire in most leagues.

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  • Jazz's Omer Yurtseven: Replacing Kessler in starting five

    Yurtseven is in the starting lineup to face the Pelicans on Saturday, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.

    Yurtseven has recorded more than 15 minutes in each of his last two outings off the bench, and he will replace Walker Kessler, who was originally listed as questionable with an elbow injury, in the starting unit. This will be the first start for Yurtseven in the current season.

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  • Jazz's Omer Yurtseven: Excels in bench role

    Yurtseven finished Tuesday's 131-99 loss to the Lakers with 18 points (8-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and one assist across 17 minutes.

    Yurtseven made the most of the extended playing time he received in Tuesday's blowout loss. The 25-year-old big man led Utah in points and rebounds while playing a season-high 17 minutes. However, Yurtseven is unlikely to be a significant part of Utah's rotation going forward.

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  • Jazz's Omer Yurtseven: Plays seven minutes off bench

    Yurtseven chipped in three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and one assist in seven minutes during Wednesday's 133-109 victory over the Grizzlies.

    Yurtseven has had minimal playing time early this season but saw a handful of minutes during Wednesday's blowout victory. He made just nine appearances for the Heat last year while dealing with injuries and hasn't had a fantasy-relevant role with his new club.

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  • Jazz's Omer Yurtseven: Signs with Utah

    Yurtseven agreed to a two-year deal with the Jazz on Monday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    Per Scotto, the deal includes a strong partially guaranteed salary for 2023-24 and is non-guaranteed for 2024-25. Yurtseven started 12 of his 56 appearances as a rookie and averaged 5.3 points and 5.9 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game, but he struggled with injuries last year and wasn't overly productive in limited action. In Utah, Yurtseven figures to be battle with Kelly Olynyk for backup center minutes behind Walker Kessler.

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  • Omer Yurtseven: Doesn't receive qualifying offer

    The Heat didn't extend Yurtseven a qualifying offer for 2023-24, making him an unrestricted free agent, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.

    Miami will not have the opportunity to match any offer Yurtseven receives this summer. The 25-year-old big man averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 9.2 minutes across nine games in 2022-23. While Yurtseven didn't receive much action for a contending Miami team, his impressive production in his 12 starts in 2021-22 could cause some teams to take a flyer on him in free agency.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Good to go for Game 2

    Yurtseven (nose) will be available for Friday's Game 2 against Boston, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Yurtseven will wear a fitted mask Friday after being upgraded from questionable to available despite a nose contusion. However, he is unlikely to receive much playing time.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Status uncertain Friday

    Yurteven is questionable for Friday's Game 2 versus the Celtics due to a nose contusion.

    It's unclear when Yurtseven suffered the injury, but his potential absence is unlikely to affect Miami's rotation. The big man has seen just four total minutes of action this postseason despite being available.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Back in rotation, barely

    Yurtseven finished Thursday's 129-101 win over the 76ers with four points (2-2 FG) and one rebound across five minutes.

    Yurtseven saw playing time for the first time in well over a week, logging five minutes at the close of the game. Despite some per-minute upside, Yurtseven's role is basically non-existent any time the game is moderately close. He is a name to watch should he ever land in a favorable situation.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Meager role in loss

    Yurtseven finished Saturday's 113-99 loss to the Bulls with zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one steal across five minutes.

    Yurtseven has appeared in four straight games since making his season debut March 11, but he's played over 10 minutes just once and saw a season-low five minutes during Saturday's double-digit loss. Miami continues to go small with its second unit, as Max Strus and Caleb Martin were the top forwards off the bench behind Kevin Love, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Yurtseven is competing with Haywood Highsmith for the top backup center gig, but neither of them have produced enough recently to warrant attention during the fantasy playoffs.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Makes season debut

    Yurtseven (ankle) logged seven minutes off the bench Saturday in the Heat's 126-114 overtime loss to the Magic, finishing with zero points (0-1 FG) and one rebound.

    After recovering from mid-November surgery to address an impingement, bone spur and stress reaction in his left ankle, Yurtseven was cleared for game action earlier this month, but he had been limited to only two appearances in the G League before finally getting the chance to debut for Miami on Saturday. Yurtseven had been outside of the Heat's rotation, but he stepped in as the backup center behind starter Bam Adebayo when Cody Zeller exited early Saturday due to a facial laceration that required stitches. If Zeller isn't ready to play in the Heat's next game Monday versus Utah, Yurtseven could handle a 10-to-15-minute role behind Adebayo.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Will be available Monday

    Yurtseven (ankle) has been elevated from the G League and will be available for Monday's matchup against the Hawks.

    Yurtseven has yet to appear in an NBA game this season while rehabbing from offseason ankle surgery, but he recently completed a rehab stint in the G League that included playing in a game. He finished that contest with 27 points (9-19 FG), 10 rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes, so he appears to be 100 percent healthy and could carve out a backup role behind Bam Adebayo and Cody Zeller during the stretch run.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Probable Monday

    Yurtseven is probable for Monday's game against the Hawks, Tim Reynolds of Associated Press reports.

    Yurtseven will be back with the team after a stint in the G League, but that doesn't mean he'll actually get on the court. He hasn't logged a single minute for the Heat this season.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Double-doubles in G League debut

    Yurtseven logged 27 points (9-19 FG, 1-6 3PT, 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes of Friday's 131-128 loss to Iowa.

    Yurtseven made his first appearance with the Skyforce this season as part of his rehab process from ankle surgery. He immediately stepped into a massive role for the team, playing 37 minutes and tying for the team high with 27 points. It's unclear how long he will be with Sioux Falls, but he should remain a top option for the team for the duration of his stay.

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  • Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Set for G League assignment

    Yurtseven (ankle) will head to the G League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Wednesday to begin a rehab assignment, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Yurtseven has yet to play this season while rehabbing from offseason ankle surgery. This is a great next step for the second-year big man, but it's still unclear what the rehab assignment will entail. Even when he's healthy, it may be hard for him to crack the NBA rotation after the additions of Kevin Love and Cody Zeller.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 275 lbs
Birthplace: Istanbul, TR
Age: 25
School: Georgetown
Experience: 2