LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers selected Furkan Aldemir of Turkey in the second round of the NBA draft Thursday night.
Aldemir, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound forward, averaged 8.3 points and 6.7 rebounds for Galatasaray Medical Park in Turkey last season.
This was the second straight year the Clippers did not have a first-round pick. They drafted Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie, both from Georgia, in the second round last year and neither played more than 24 games in the NBA.
The Clippers are without a general manager after Neil Olshey left to become GM of the Portland Trail Blazers. Coach Vinny Del Negro, President Andy Roeser and director of player personnel Gary Sacks are the team’s primary decision-makers.