SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -Second-year player Dee Brown will spend next season in Turkey.
Brown decided over the weekend to accept an offer from Turkish club Galatasaray rather than try to make the Utah Jazz roster in training camp, agent Henry Thomas said Monday.
``At this point, he realizes that this is where it is for him,'' Thomas said.
Brown hopes he can catch another NBA team's attention while in Turkey and return to the league in the fall of 2008.
The Jazz are stocked at point guard and were unlikely to have room for Brown, who played 49 games as a rookie last season. Utah signed guards Ronnie Price and Jason Hart over the summer, giving them two backups to starter Deron Williams.
Brown, who played with Williams at Illinois, was a restricted free agent, but Utah wasn't offering him a guaranteed contract.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Pick Are the Golden State Warriors going to waltz into the home arena of the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight and pick up a win against the spread? Game time is 8PM...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Knicks Pick Are the visiting Toronto Raptors going to cover the spread tonight at 7:30PM ET when they play at the New York...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Heat Pick Will the host Miami Heat end the 16-game winning streak of the Boston Celtics tonight at 7:30PM...
Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. 76ers Pick Are the Portland Trail Blazers going to solve the host Philadephia...

NBA Team Pages