Hedo Turkoglu Rumors
Whether it was Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Matt Barnes or DeAndre Jordan, the talk was about the officiating and how the Clippers felt like it was 5-on-8 at times. “It’s getting out of control, man,” Barnes said. “Some of the techs we got tonight were … I mean, we’ve got to do a better job of watching ourself, but I got a tech for saying, ‘He’s not shooting the ball.’ (Hedo Turkoglu) got a tech for saying, ‘That’s not a foul.’ I mean, this is just getting out of control, man. “They’re just whistle-happy.”
Arash Markazi: Hedo Turkoglu is out tonight and is doubtful for this series. On the bright side, Doc said Hedo was able to put on his gym shorts today.
Clippers forward Hedo Turkoglu suffered a lower back contusion in the third quarter of Tuesday’s Game 5, 113-103 win over the Golden State Warriors and did not return. Turkoglu, 35, was defending David Lee in midair when he was knocked to the ground as Lee picked up an offensive foul with 7:47 left in the third quarter.
Marc J. Spears: Clippers forward Hedo Turkoglu is expected to get an MRI on Wednesday after suffering a lower back contusion. Game 6 status is uncertain.
The Clippers also brought in forward Hedo Turkoglu for a meeting and a workout Thursday. They liked what they saw but don’t plan on signing him anytime soon. The Clippers would have to cut a player to make room for any new additions. “He made shots from everywhere,” Rivers said of Turkoglu. “He looked good. It was a good workout, but we’re not doing anything anytime soon, but he did look good.”
The Los Angeles Clippers are looking hard at well-known veteran free agents Sasha Vujacic and Hedo Turkoglu as they try to fill the playmaking void created by Chris Paul’s shoulder injury, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the Clippers could make a new 10-day signing as early as Tuesday, with Vujacic and Turkoglu currently at the forefront of L.A.’s thinking.
The Los Angeles Lakers could emerge as a suitor for free agent Hedo Turkoglu, according to a source: The Los Angeles Lakers could emerge as a suitor for unrestricted free agent Hedo Turkoglu, who was waived by the Orlando Magic on Friday. The Lakers reportedly reached out to the Magic to inquire about Turkoglu prior to his release and they may be interested in signing the 34-year-old veteran once he clears waivers. Turkoglu was paid $6 million from Orlando for this season, even though he has yet to appear in a game and hasn’t even been practicing with the team. Had the Magic held onto Turkoglu after next Tuesday, he would’ve been owed $12 million for the season, so Orlando essentially saved $6 million by waiving him now.
Orlando – Hedo Turkoglu and Solomon Jones: Tukoglu is guaranteed to be waived, and indeed may have already been by the time you read this. Meanwhile, the veteran Jones adds little to a young team not intending to win much in the short term, and hasn’t played well in his limited time, but the waiving of Turkoglu opens up a roster spot so he may not need to be.
Marc Stein: Orlando will do same w/Hedo and keep him ’til Jan. 7 in case trade materializes. But deal realistically even less likely for Magic than Cavs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have called virtually every team in the league this week as part of their continuing search for a trade partner interested in dealing for Andrew Bynum’s cap-friendly contract before the magical date of Jan. 7, according to sources close to the process. Which is a handy cue to remind us that the Orlando Magic possess the same sort of trade chip with Hedo Turkoglu and his similarly structured deal.
Team officials prefer to allocate his playing time to younger players, such as 21-year-old Tobias Harris or 20-year-old Maurice Harkless. Even 28-year-old Arron Afflalo, a natural shooting guard, has started 15 games at Turkoglu’s position of small forward this season to open time for rookie Victor Oladipo to play one of the guard positions.
After spending training camp, the preseason and the regular season in a purgatory of sorts, Hedo Turkoglu’s period of limbo with the Orlando Magic is nearing a resolution. The veteran small forward can expect to have his situation resolved no later than the close of business on Jan. 7. Turkoglu, 34, no longer fits into the team’s plans.
Brian Schmitz: 13 days before camp opens, Magic are STILL negotiating with Hedo Turkoglu on his buy-out. Turk owed $12 million, only half guaranteed.
Can Pelister: According to reports in Turkey, Fenerbahce Ulker made an offer to Hedo Turkoglu, which worth $3.5M per year.
The Magic have yet to reach an agreement with small forward Hedo Turkoglu, another veteran player whose contract is only partially guaranteed for next season. Turkoglu, a 13-year veteran who has been with the Magic for two stints, is hoping to work out a buyout with the Magic so that he too can join a veteran-laden team. The 32-year-old Turkoglu averaged career lows across the board last season, but is hoping he can still catch on with another team and continue his NBA career.
Stars Hedo Turkoglu, Ersan Ilyasova and Omer Asik headline an impressive 20-strong preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2013 that the Turkish federation made public on Wednesday. The list of Turkey head coach Bogdan Tanjevic is an ambitious mix of old and new with the only big-name absence being that of Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter, which was however already announced in the spring.
Turkoglu’s and Harrington’s salaries for 2013-14 won’t become guaranteed for their full amounts until early January, when all of the league’s non-guaranteed salaries and partially guaranteed salaries become fully guaranteed for the season.
Buyouts for Magic forwards Hedo Turkoglu and Al Harrington are not imminent. From the Magic’s perspective, there’s no immediate deadline.
Should an agreement be reached and he clears waivers, Turkoglu will join the free-agent market. The Pacers have had strong interest in the past, but it’s unclear if they’d have a roster spot for him. Before the signing of free agent Chris Copeland, the Pacers were a team with interest in Turkoglu, league sources said. Now, Indiana has become a less likely landing spot for him.
Josh Robbins: No #Orlando #Magic buyout of Hedo Turkoglu is imminent. His 13-14 salary doesn’t become fully guaranteed till early January.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Orlando Magic and Hedo Turkoglu are progressing on contract buyout talks, league sources tell Y! Sports.
Jameer Nelson delivered one of the funniest lines on Thursday when Magic players met individually with Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn and then had their exit interviews with media. With Hedo Turkoglu’s Magic tenure likely nearing an end, Nelson was asked to reflect on Turkoglu’s legacy. “He’s definitely on and off the court been there for me,” Nelson said. “We came in my rookie year together. His English has gotten worse.” When media members laughed, Nelson interjected, “No, seriously, his English got worse.”