Seattle SuperSonics: The Sonics signed Turkish shooting guard Ibrahim Kutluay, who lit up the United States
Olympic team in a pair of exhibition games this summer.
Terms were not disclosed for Kutluay, 30, who signed Wednesday.
He could make the roster as a replacement for sharpshooting
reserve Richie Frahm, who left via free agency.
The 6-6 Kutluay averaged 14 points per game last season for from
Ulker Spor Kulbu Istanbul. As captain of the Turkish national
team, he made 12-of-23 3-pointers while scoring 19 and 26 points
in two losses to Team USA in August.
"At 30 years old and as the leader of his national team, Ibrahim
brings international experience and veteran leadership to one
of the youngest teams in the NBA," SuperSonics general manager
Rick Sund said. "He's a great catch-and-shoot player. Because
we're one of the best shooting teams in the league, his style of
play fits in perfectly."
Currently playing for Turkey in the 2005 European Championships
qualifying round, Kutluay will join the Sonics when training
camp opens October 5.
McCoy, 6-foot-10 and 245 pounds, has averaged 4.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 244 career games. He played in two games with Cleveland last season before the Cavaliers waived him.
He was drafted by Seattle in the second round of the 1998 NBA draft. He played three seasons with the SuperSonics and then signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He had his best season with Toronto in 2002-03 when he averaged
6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds.
The team did not release terms of McCoy's contract on Thursday.
Phoenix Suns: Doctors put a cast on rookie Jackson Vroman's right hand to immobilize his thumb.
The Suns' only 2004 draft pick broke the thumb Monday during a pickup game at the NBA rookie transition program in New York.
Vroman, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound forward-center, would wear the cast about three weeks and then use a splint for two to three
weeks, the team said.
The Suns begin training camp Oct. 4.