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Nets acquire Mehmet Okur in trade

Updated: December 23, 2011, 10:42 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

The New Jersey Nets acquired Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur for a 2015 second-round pick, the team announced Thursday night.

The trade comes just hours after the Nets announced that 23-year-old Brook Lopez had fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and will undergo surgery on Friday. Normally, it takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks for that injury to heal, leaving a huge void for the Nets at center.

The 6-foot-11 Okur will make $10.8 million this season, in what is the ...

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