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Semih Erden
C - 6'11, 240lbs - 37 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Signed in Turkey - Signed with Bursaspor
  • Birthdate: 07/28/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): 60th pick, 2008
  • Pre-draft team: Fenerbahce (Turkey)
  • Country: Turkey
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Unknown
3rd August, 2004TurkeySigned a five year contract with Darussafaka.
31st August, 2014TurkeyLeft Darussafaka.
1st September, 2004SerbiaSigned a four year contract with Partizan Belgrade.
18th July, 2005SerbiaLeft Partizan Belgrade.
19th July, 2005TurkeySigned a five year contract with Fenerbahce.
2008 NBA DraftNBADrafted 60th overall by Boston.
5th July, 2010NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Boston.
24th February, 2011NBATraded by Boston, along with Luke Harangody, to Cleveland in exchange for a 2013 second round pick (#39, Jeff Withey).
20th September, 2011TurkeySigned for the duration of the NBA lockout with Besiktas.
30th November, 2011TurkeyOpted out to return to the NBA.
3rd July, 2012TurkeySigned a three year contract with Anadolu Efes. Included team option for 2014/15.
26th May, 2014TurkeyAnadolu Efes declined 2014/15 team option.
1st August, 2014TurkeySigned a one year contract with Fenerbahce.
28th August, 2015TurkeySigned a one year contract with Darussafaka.
26th August, 2016TurkeyRe-signed by Darussfaka to a five month contract. Included team option for the remainder of the season.
6nd February, 2017TurkeyDarussafaka declined team option.
6th October, 2017TurkeySigned for the remainder of the season with Hacettepe.
Career Moves
2001 - August 2004Darussafaka (Turkey)
September 2004 - July 2005Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
July 2005 - June 2010Fenerbache (Turkey)
July 2010Boston Celtics (Summer League)
July 2010 - February 2011Boston Celtics (NBA)
February 2011 - September 2011Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
September 2011 - November 2011Besiktas (Turkey)
December 2011 - June 2012Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
July 2012 - June 2014Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
August 2014 - June 2015Fenerbache (Turkey)
August 2015 - February 2017Darussafaka (Turkey)
October 2017 - presentHacettepe (Turkey, TBL3)
Articles about Semih Erden

February 26, 2011

Not so long ago, the Celtics had five centres; Perkins, Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal, Rasheed Wallace and Semih Erden. They had more centres than they had roster spots for them, and had done it this way on purpose. But Rasheed followed through on his retirement plans, Shaq has struggled to stay healthy, and Jermaine lost that same struggle four years ago. Not even Erden exists any more; like Daniels, he and the Skillz Train were pawned off to the Cavaliers in exchange for a second round draft pick, simultaneously opening roster spots and saving money. Without him on the bench, the Celtics become even shallower. The team that has to go through Dwight Howard now has to do so while relying on Nenad Krstic and Big Baby at centre.

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July 6, 2010

Semih Erden

The last pick in the 2008 draft, Erden signed with the Celtics today after spending two years developing at Fenerbahce in his native Turkey. In 42 TBL games this season, Erden averaged 8.2ppg and 5.1rpg in 21 mpg, shooting 62% from both the field and the line. The TBL is neither a bad league nor a great league, although Fenerbahce have won three titles in the last four years, so Erden has the experience of being a starting centre on a championship calibre team. Erden is an athletic 7 footer whose skills (particularly offensively) are improving; however, despite turning 24 next month, Erden is far from ready. He could use some toughening up (with a tendency to put his little paws on you defensively rather too cheaply), and his offense is more opportunistic than deliberate. He hasn't really lived up to the billing of his potential so far. Nevertheless, he's here now.

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February 10, 2010

- Semih Erden

Celtics draft pick Erden is into his fifth season with Fenerbahce, and he's rebounding better this year. He's averaging 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 19 minutes per game in the Euroleague, alongside 21/9.4/6.2 in the Turkish league.

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