HoopsHype Hedo Turkoglu rumors

July 10, 2013 Updates

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. Eurobasket 2013

July 9, 2013 Updates
April 18, 2013 Updates

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." Orlando Sentinel

Josh Robbins: That said, I'd be shocked if Turkoglu is on the 2013-14 opening night roster. Turkoglu himself said he'd be "surprised" if team keeps him. Twitter @JoshuaBRobbins

April 17, 2013 Updates

Hedo Turkoglu, who won’t play, can sense that tonight will be his final game as a member of the Orlando Magic. The forward has played 7 ½ of his 13 NBA seasons with the Orlando Magic. But he knows there’s a good chance the team will part ways with him this offseason. “That wouldn’t surprise me at all,’’ Turkoglu said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida before the Magic’s season finale Wednesday at Miami. “It’s just the situation sometimes you’re in on the payroll… I totally understand if they want to move me. We’re in a rebuilding situation with the young guys. Sulia

March 31, 2013 Updates

If the Orlando Magic can waive Hedo Turkoglu as expected during the off-season then the 34-year old Turkish player could be on his way to Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce Ulker. Turkoglu who's a Fenerbahce supporter has always indicated openly that he would like to finish his career in his homeland and under the yellow and navy blue jersey. According to daily Sabah newspaper Fenerbahce Ulker General Manager Kemal Dincer said "Hidayet is a huge Fenerbahce fan. If he wants to retire from basketball at Fenerbahce, we're not going to say 'no' to him. We also want him to finish his career here but currently we don't have transfer attempts." - Translation by Mete Aktaş. Sabah

March 29, 2013 Updates
March 28, 2013 Updates

SF Hedo Turkoglu said he wants to remain with the Magic next season even though the club already has effectively removed him — and Al Harrington — from its future plans. "I would like to keep playing here," Turkoglu said after the Magic's shootaround Wednesday. "I was here more years than anywhere in my career." Orlando Sentinel

March 26, 2013 Updates

On one hand, Hedo Turkoglu's nightmare has ended. The 20-game suspension he received for a positive anabolic steroid test has expired, and he will be in uniform when the Orlando Magic face the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. On the other hand, he also knows and accepts that the season's final 11 games and upcoming offseason could be equally difficult. He might not play at all, and it would make financial sense for the Magic to waive him during the summer. "I just have to wait and see what happens," Turkoglu said Tuesday, before the Magic left for Charlotte. Orlando Sentinel

"I don't expect a whole lot. It's just because of the situation — what happened — and we've got a lot of young guys playing good. So, that wouldn't surprise me at all if I don't play. If I play, I'll just try to do my best. I don't know how I can, but I'm still a professional. I'm just going to go out there in the minutes they give me, and I'll try to do the best for my teammates, for the young guys, and just set the example." One season remains on Turkoglu's contract, but only $6 million of his $12 million salary for 2013-14 is guaranteed. Orlando Sentinel

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