Jazz center Enes Kanter plans to play for Turkey's national team in the 2011 EuroBasket tournament if there is an NBA lockout.
Kanter said last Wednesday before being drafted by Utah that he would likely participate in the tournament, which is scheduled August 31-September 18 in Lithuania. He added that he would not play professionally in Turkey during a lockout, but would consider signing with a European team.
Kyrylo Fesesnko is listed on the Ukraine's preliminary EuroBasket roster, while Andrei Kirilenko (Russia) and Mehmet Okur (Turkey) are expected to play in the tournament.
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