HoopsHype Hidayet Turkoglu rumors

November 14, 2012 Updates

A doctor’s check-up that Hedo Turkoglu hoped would lead him one step closer to returning for the Orlando Magic turned sour on Wednesday and the veteran small forward could be out of action another month. When doctors determined that one of the screws in Turkoglu’s surgically repaired left hand had loosened, his hand, fingers and arm were put back into a cast and his timetable for returning for the Magic was adjusted. Turkoglu broke the fifth metacarpal in his left hand in the season-opener on Nov. 2 and a day later he had surgery to implant a metal plate and several screws to help the broken bone heal. The hope was that Turkoglu would be able to return after a four-week period or the equivalent of 14 games for the Magic. NBA.com

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The kicker would seem to complicate trade scenarios involving Lopez. For example if he is traded at a point where he's still owed $40 million, the acquiring team would have to pay him $6 million upfront. As Mark Deeks explains in ShamSports, writes, a trade kicker "can only be bothersome to teams and emphatically benefit a player." Deeks also notes that Hedo Turkoglu's contract also contains a "trade kicker" of 15%, complicated his inclusion in any deal. NetsDaily

July 17, 2012 Updates

Kupchak met with new Orlando General Manager Rob Hennigan on Tuesday in Las Vegas, but it was termed more of a get-acquainted meeting. After all, Kupchak talked with Hennigan the previous day . . . and the day before that . . . and . . . hasn't everybody heard this all before? Orlando wants any trade partner to absorb more players than just Howard, but the Lakers have no interest in also acquiring forward Hedo Turkoglu, 33, who has two more years and a weighty $23.8 million on his contract. Los Angeles Times

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