Erden brings new dimension to C's

7-foot Turkish center is first international to be imported here since Dino Radja

Updated: October 14, 2010, 6:16 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

The Celtics aren't quite sure yet what they have in rookie Semih Erden. The early signs, however, are encouraging, which could make the 7-foot Turkish center the first international player of import on the team in the past 15 years.

A few international players have passed through Boston since Dino Radja nearly averaged a 20-10 season in 1995-96. (We are not counting internationals who played collegiately in the United States, such as Vitaly Potapenko, Ramon Rivas or Jerome Moiso.) There ...

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