By joining a team of Jazz who has clearly placed the strengthening of his domestic sector among his priorities this summer, notably by securing the transfer of John Collins and retaining Kelly Olynyk before attempting to steal Paul Reed from the ranks of the Sixers, Omer Yurtseven intends to relaunch after a 2022/23 season completely ruined by physical glitches (only 9 games), including an ankle operation.
” It was hard. The hardest part was that it was my first big injury. But I learned from it. I did everything afterwards with a higher intensity, I went from two to three training sessions per day. », he said. ” The objective should then be to remain constant with this approach and this discipline, and to be active in spite of everything. »
Deprived of an entire season or almost before being let go by the Heat who did not activate his “qualifying offer”, the Turkish pivot will thus try to find a real opportunity in Utah, as a relay from Walker Kessler.
” We are grateful to have had the chance to be here. We are disappointed with the injury (in October)it was a wasted year for him “, also regretted his agent, Keith Glass, just before the opening of the market. ” We’ll try to find a place that appreciates him and helps him reach his potential. »
A potential that the Heat had begun to glimpse during the 2021/22 campaign (5.3 points and 5.3 rebounds), during which Omer Yurtseven had integrated quite well into the demanding system of Erik Spoelstra.
” The environment was very competitive, and I enjoyed this experience very much. “concluded the former Georgetown. ” I applied this mentality in everything I do, in training, in games. »
To be applied now in the ranks of the ambitious Jazz, crossing your fingers so that the physique holds, this time…
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.