HoopsHype Hidayet Turkoglu rumors


February 13, 2013 Updates
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Hedo Turkoglu says his left hand is feeling “much better,” and he participated fully when the Orlando Magic did some fullcourt scrimmaging during practice Saturday at Amway Center. Turkoglu broke the hand Nov. 2 and underwent surgery the next day. Although he played in five Magic games from Dec. 29 through Jan. 7, his hand continued to bother him, and he felt it hindered his play. He has missed Orlando’s last eight games as he's waited for his hand to improve. “I’m feeling my much better,” Turkoglu said today. “My hand’s about to be 100 percent soon, so I feel more confidence and, hopefully, that will carry on for my playing, too. So far, I’ve been doing whatever it takes to put myself in the best situation I can. I’m just trying to wait for that situation and hopefully soon that will happen and I’ll 100 percent.” Orlando Sentinel

January 15, 2013 Updates

There are two contracts the Magic would love to package in with any deal they make and that’s Glen Davis and Hedo Turkoglu. Neither is overly attractive, but one or both could be the cost of doing business, especially for a team that wants Reddick or a team that wants to use Orlando’s TPE to facilitate a bigger deal. HoopsWorld

January 11, 2013 Updates

If Turkoglu can’t be dealt, it remains to be seen if a buyout eventually might be arranged. The Magic already have used their one-time amnesty move on Gilbert Arenas. And they did eat two years and $5.4 million remaining on Quentin Richardson’s contract when he was waived last October. “I feel comfortable in Orlando,’’ said Turkoglu. “I had my great years in Orlando. I have a good relationship with the fans. The fans support me all the time, the entire organization. But, in the end, it’s a business. Whatever they’re trying to do, I’ll try to do my best, either helping them (if) staying or, if they have to move me, they’ll move me ... This is not upsetting me.’’ FOXSports Florida

“I’m quite sure it’s tough (on Turkoglu),’’ said Nelson, who at least appears to be safe after having signed a three-year, $25 million contract last summer. “We all as a unit last year went though a tremendous amount of adversity and a tremendous amount of uncertainty. But he’s nothing but a professional ... He carries himself that way on and off the court.’’ FOXSports Florida

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

December 19, 2012 Updates
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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

November 3, 2012 Updates

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