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Thunder to host Turkish team Fenerbache Ulker in exhibition contest

February 15, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Western Conference guard Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder (0) dunks during the second quarter of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game against the Eastern Conference at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

February 15, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Western Conference guard Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder (0) dunks during the second quarter of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game against the Eastern Conference at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:

"A couple preseasons ago, the Thunder traveled overseas and made a stop in Istanbul, facing Turkish team Fenerbahçe Ülker in a friendly exhibition.

"This preseason, Fenerbache is returning the favor, traveling stateside to face the Thunder. The game will be played on Oct. 9 in Oklahoma City, confirmed by the Turkish club."

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These types of exhibitions are good for the growth of the game, as they continue expose the NBA product to a global audience.