Jon Diebler has signed to play for Pinar Karsiyaka in the Turkish league next season, agent Lance Young confirmed to Bob Baptist of The Columbus Dispatch. Diebler, whose NBA rights were traded to the Rockets last week in the Courtney Lee deal, played last season in Greece after the Blazers selected him 51st overall in 2011.
The 6'6" guard averaged 12.7 points per game and shot 50.2% from three-point range in the final season of a four-year career at Ohio State in 2010/11. A bruised thumb hampered his shooting in summer league play this month, and the Rockets encouraged him to spend another season overseas, Young said.
"(Rockets general manager) Daryl Morey told me they can see him on their roster in the future but this year is not the best time," the agent said.