Aaron Harrison Won’t Play In Turkey After All

Former Hornets and Mavericks guard Aaron Harrison has backed out of his agreement to play with Galatasaray in the Turkish league, Orazio Cauchi of Sportando tweets. The reasons behind Harrison’s decision are unknown, though the economic crisis in the country could have played a role, Cauchi adds.

Harrison was not tendered a qualifying offer this summer by Dallas and became a unrestricted free agent. He joined the Wizards’ summer league team but shot poorly in five Las Vegas games, making just 19% of his attempts while averaging 5.8 PPG and 3.0 RPG in 15.4 MPG.

The former Kentucky Wildcat appeared in nine games, including three starts, with Dallas last season after signing a 10-day deal and then a rest-of-the-season contract in early April. The 6’6” Harrison averaged 6.7 PPG in 25.9 MPG but shot just 27.5% from the field. He saw action in a combined 26 games with Charlotte the previous two seasons.

The Turkish team also has an agreement with forward Nigel Hayes, who played for three different NBA franchises last season.

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4 thoughts on “Aaron Harrison Won’t Play In Turkey After All

  1. Wasn’t Enis Kanters dad imprisoned because of Enis. I knoe Enis is banned from Turkey because of his differences with the president.

  2. No wonder Harrison can’t find a team in the NBA if last season he shot at 27.5% & in SL at 19%… man he makes Marcus Smart look like a sharpshooter, SMH.

  3. Dodgethis

    Can’t help bu5 feel the insane leadership in Turkey is the real reason. Any day any foreigner could be accused of virtually anything. It’s a scary place to be if you’re not a Turkish man, not that it isn’t also scary for Turks as well.

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