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08:14 AM ET 03.17 | The Jazz still don't have a timetable for Mehmet Okur's predicted return, but they took this season off the table. After Wednesday's 119-104 win over Minnesota, they announced a time frame in which the injury-plagued center won't come back. "We're going to shut Mehmet Okur down for the rest of the year," Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor said. "We've tried everything. He's tried everything. He's disappointed and discouraged that he couldn't be back because he wants to help the team." During his impromptu postgame press conference, O'Connor revealed that Okur's difficulties with his strained lower back have caused his surgically repaired left Achilles tendon to become sore and lose strength because of an inability to run.

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March 17, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Too bad..., a healthy okur is a helpful and productive player

there is no such thing as a healthy Okur.

March 17, 2011  09:33 AM ET

Just get well, Bro.

March 17, 2011  09:48 AM ET

the jazz are out of sync... needs a fine tuning...better call karl malone as a coach
he offered his interest already

March 17, 2011  10:02 AM ET

All the best to Mehmet Okur.

March 17, 2011  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

there is no such thing as a healthy Okur.

There's also no such thing as a healthy Greg Oden. Maybe both teams (Utah and Portland) will have better luck with a swap.

March 17, 2011  11:41 AM ET

atleast al is picking up the slack

March 17, 2011  12:11 PM ET

They've looked better the last few games now that C.J. Miles is in the starting lineup. Hopefully, they can make a run at the playoffs.

March 17, 2011  12:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Too bad..., a healthy okur is a helpful and productive player

How did you end up typing those words "Okur", "Healthy" and "productive" in a whole sentence without your hands crumbling and developing arthritis?

March 17, 2011  01:00 PM ET
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Anyone surprised?

yao ming

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March 17, 2011  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Its st pattys day .....early drinking

Touche

 
March 17, 2011  06:50 PM ET

What a shocker, Okur's hurt again. Did anyone see that the Jazz have a lesbian playing (Krilenko) for them? Great hair cut. Looks like Martina N.

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