HoopsHype Hidayet Turkoglu rumors

January 11, 2013 Updates

Hedo Turkoglu won’t play when the Orlando Magic face the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday and could be out of action for an extended period to give his troublesome left hand and his conditioning time to improve. “I talked about at the beginning of the year and when guys were hurt that I always want to put them back on the floor when they’re comfortable and confident and have rhythm,” Jacque Vaughn said Friday afternoon. “I just think it’s best for us to take that approach with Turk until he gets right. I did it with other guys, and I think it’s just best for us to take that approach, and he deserves that approach.” Orlando Sentinel

January 9, 2013 Updates
December 28, 2012 Updates

Hedo Turkoglu won’t play tonight against the Washington Wizards, but he said he hopes to play Saturday night against the Toronto Raptors in Orlando. Turkoglu participated in the Orlando Magic’s shootaround at Verizon Center moments ago, and he’s scheduled to run and do shooting drills later this afternoon. “I’m feeling much better,” he said. “I had a good workout today. I’m going to have one later today, too, and hopefully, I’ll feel much better tomorrow morning and I’ve got a shot for tomorrow night.” Orlando Sentinel

December 24, 2012 Updates

Hedo Turkoglu on Sunday continued his rehabilitation regimen from breaking his left hand Nov. 2 and undergoing surgery Nov. 3. Turkoglu worked out in the Magic's weight room at Amway Center and shot baskets afterward. Vaughn would not say when he expects Turkoglu to return to game action. But Turkoglu ostensibly will need at least one practice before he plays in a game, and so far, he hasn't practiced yet with his teammates. Orlando Sentinel

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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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July 31, 2012 Updates

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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