Semih Erden joins Beşiktaş

Beşiktaş Men’s Basketball has picked up Turkish center Semih Erden from Cleveland Cavaliers.

The 2.13m Erden (born 1986 in Istanbul), who will be with the Black Eagles until the current NBA lockout is over, was first signed by Boston Celtics in 2010, appearing in 37 games during 2010-11 season. He was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers in mid-season. Erden was part of the Turkish national team, which came second at the 2010 World Championship