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Jazz center Mehmet Okur said following a morning shootaround that he will consider playing in Turkey next season if there is an NBA lockout. However, Okur added that he must first learn all the rules about his current contract with Utah, while the length of a lockout — if there is one — will be the primary factor affecting his decision.

Okur is under contract with the Jazz through 2012-13. He is set to make $9.4 million this season and $10.8 million next year.

— Brian T. Smith

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