Hidayet Turkoglu Rumors

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Hidayet Turkoglu
Hidayet Turkoglu
Position: F
Born: 03/19/79
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
“I think he can be very much like how Hedo was for us in Orlando. We were already good, but he made us better by going from a good, solid NBA player to an All-Star-caliber player,” Clifford said. “When I watch Nic on film, I think he can do the same.” Don’t confuse offense with individual points: Clifford wants Batum’s decision-making and playmaking for teammates as much as he wants Batum baskets. The Hornets are making a bet (Batum will be an unrestricted free agent in July) that he can improve ball movement on a team that struggled in that area since the departure of power forward Josh McRoberts last year. “I won’t be the guy who takes 25 shots, no.
Ilyasova, too. After spending the first seven years of his NBA career in Milwaukee, the 28-year-old admitted initial shock at news that he was headed elsewhere. But it didn’t take long – a conversation with Van Gundy, another with fellow Turk Hedo Turkoglu, text messages with his new teammates – before the possibilities with the Pistons invigorated him. “I mentioned to Coach, (Turkoglu) called me and we talked about how he said the way we played in Orlando (under Van Gundy), the way you play and the way he liked to play with Coach and he shared a little bit,” Ilyasova said. “The great year he had when he reached the Finals, he said you probably would fit in for sure and I’m really glad I talked to him about it.”