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Semih Erden | Center

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 240
College: Istanbul
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Semih Erden has signed a two-year deal to play in Turkey.
Erden was given a qualifying contract offer by the Cavs, but the restricted free agent will take his game to Turkey. It's possible that we won't see him back in the NBA. Tue, Jul 3, 2012 09:18:00 AM

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The Cavaliers gave a $1.1 million qualifying offer to center Semih Erden, making him a restricted FA.

Erden fell out of favor with the Cavs after being acquired from the Celtics, and he averaged just 11 minutes per game last year, but the big man has enough upside to warrant a $1.1 million flier.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 08:43:00 PM

Semih Erden's agent denied a rumor that Erden signed with a team in Turkey, emphasizing that his client wants to re-sign in the NBA.

"[Erden] has some interest from teams in the NBA and then we have very good offers from Europe," his agent said. "We will make a decision, I believe, by mid-July. His first option is to play in the NBA, but it all depends on the contract and the coach." Erden showed flashes of solid play as a rookie with Boston, but never found favor with coach Byron Scott after being traded to Cleveland.
Source: HoopsHype
Sat, Jun 23, 2012 09:48:00 AM

Coach Byron Scott said he doesn't know if the Cavs will extend a qualifying offer to Semih Erden (ankle, doubtful) this summer.

The qualifying offer to Erden would be for roughly $1.1 million. If the Cavs don't make the offer, he'll become an unrestricted free agent. Erden flopped badly with a chance as the starting center after Anderson Varejao's injury this season, averaging just 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in that role.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 03:41:00 PM

Semih Erden (ankle) is still 4-5 days away from returning to practice.

Erden hopes to return before the season ends, but it's not looking good. With Anderson Varejao (wrist) also out indefinitely, inconsistent Tristan Thompson's role is secure.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 12:06:00 AM

Semih Erden (ankle) will not play on Friday or Saturday.

Erden's sprain appears severe. It opens up a shade more minutes for Tristan Thompson and Samardo Samuels.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 03:20:00 PM

Semih Erden (ankle) was seen sporting crutches after Wednesday's game.

Erden sprained his ankle very badly and it's entirely possible he'll be out for the remainder of the season. Anderson Varejao could be back next week, but Tristan Thompson is staring at all of the minutes he can handle down the stretch.
Source: News-Herald
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 06:43:00 AM

Semih Erden suffered a sprained right ankle while driving for a layup on Wednesday and was helped to the locker room by teammates.

Replays were tough to watch and it's very possible Erden's season is now over, although we'll call him day-to-day for now. Anderson Varejao could be back next week, but this should just mean more minutes for Tristan Thompson when all is said and done.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 07:47:00 PM

Semih Erden went from starting for the Cavaliers to being completely out of the rotation on Saturday.

Erden has been on thin ice for a while now, so the demotion isn't shocking. Ryan Hollins is hardly a more capable starting NBA center, however, and we could just as easily see Erden back in the rotation next week -- either way, he's irrelevant in standard fantasy formats.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 10:13:00 PM

Semih Erden will remain the starting center for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

Erden was benched in a game before the All-Star break due to a lack of effort, and despite Byron Scott previously stating he'd consider making changes to the starting five, Erden will remain the starter for at least one more game. Erden has managed just 5.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in six games as a starter.
Source: News-Herald
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 07:23:00 AM

Semih Erden was benched on Wednesday night for lack of effort.

Erden saw just seven minutes of burn before catching a seat on the bench. Below-average talent combined with poor effort is a recipe to lose one's starting job. Ryan Hollins came off the bench for 28 minutes while rookie Tristan Thompson had 10 points and 10 rebounds in just 15 minutes.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 04:37:00 PM

Semih Erden suffered a cut above his eye that required four stitches in the first quarter on Tuesday, but was able to return for the Cavaliers.

Alonzo Gee also left with a towel over his head and went to the locker room with a possible nose injury.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 07:48:00 PM

Semih Erden is expected to start vs. the Kings on Sunday despite a sore left wrist.

The wrist injury forced Erden to leave Friday's game early, but it doesn't sound too severe. Even healthy, he'd have a big challenge against DeMarcus Cousins.
Sat, Feb 18, 2012 03:32:00 PM

Semih Erden sustained a bruised left wrist on Friday night and was unable to return to action as the Cavaliers were defeated by the Heat.

Erden posted six points and four rebounds before exiting the game. Owners who took a flier on Erden will surely be disappointed, and we will update you on his status as soon as we know more.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:56:00 PM

Semih Erden left Friday night's game after suffering a sprained left wrist and his return is questionable.

The Cavaliers are being blown out by the Heat tonight, so Cleveland likely won't put Erden back in a game that is out of hand. He tallied six points and four rebounds before departing.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 09:39:00 PM

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