Sixers sign Turkish forward Aldemir

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Turkish forward Furkan Aldemir.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Aldemir has been playing in his home country since 2007-08 and helped Galatasaray Liv Hospital win the Turkish Basketball League title in 2012-13 before finishing as the league runner-up in 2013-14. He was averaging a league-best 11.0 rebounds this season.

The 6-foot-10 Aldemir played for Turkey at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. He was originally selected by Houston with the 53rd overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft. Philadelphia acquired his draft rights on July 13, 2013.

In a related move, the Sixers waived forward Ronald Roberts.