By Bugra Uzar/ email@example.com
Seeking an upgrade in the backcourt, Fenerbahce Beko has been linked to Texas-born point guard Carsen Edwards. The team based in Istanbul and the veteran of 75 games played in the NBA are in advanced talks, as confirmed by Eurohoops.
Coming out of Purdue with multiple individual accolades throughout his NCAA career and capped at the junior level with the USA, he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 33rd overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft and immediately traded to the Boston Celtics.
Displaying speed and agility in Boston lasting a couple of seasons included assignments at G League affiliate Maine Red Claws. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies before the 2021-22 season. After being waived, he put up a league-high 26.7 points per game along with 4.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per G League contest as a member of the Salt Lake City Stars. Last April, he was picked up by the Detroit Pistons and added 5.8 points, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 rebounds per game over four appearances.
Earlier in the offseason, the Turkish giant hired Dimitris Itoudis as the new head coach and went on to add Samet Geyik, Tonye Jekiri, Nigel Hayes-Davis, Johnathan Motley, and Scottie Wilbekin. In addition, Ismet Akpinar and Melih Mahmutoglu both penned contract extensions. Returning Devin Booker, Marko Guduric, Sehmus Hazer, and Dyshawn Pierre are among other players under contract for the 2022-23 season.
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