January 16, 2014 |
As expected, the Clippers on Thursday signed free agent forward Hedo Turkoglu for the rest of the season, with the contract believed to be for a prorated portion of the veteran's minimum of about $1.4 million. Turkoglu, who turns 35 in March, will give the Clippers a 6-foot-10 veteran with excellent ball-handling skills and shooting touch. He also has extensive playoff experience, having reached the NBA Finals in 2009 with the Orlando Magic. "He's another shooter," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday before his team's come-from-behind 129-127 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center.
July 14, 2010 |
The Phoenix Suns have acquired forward Hedo Turkoglu in a trade that sends guard Leandro Barbosa and forward Dwayne Jones to Toronto. The deal gives the Suns a third forward in their attempt to replace free agent Amare Stoudemire . Phoenix signed swingman Josh Childress in a sign-and-trade deal with Atlanta earlier Wednesday and picked up Hakim Warrick in a similar swap with Chicago. Turkoglu spent one disappointing season with the Raptors, averaging 11.3 points after being named the NBA's most improved player with Orlando the year before as the Magic reached the NBA Finals.
June 16, 2009 |
Hedo Turkoglu will delve into the free-agent market on July 1, quickly testing whether the Orlando Magic can keep a core of key players together who led the club to an appearance in the NBA Finals. A day after losing the title series to the Lakers, the agent for Turkoglu told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday that the Magic small forward would opt out of his contract and become a free agent in two weeks. "It would make sense for him to opt out," Lon Babby, Turkoglu's agent, said by phone.
December 5, 2009
Toronto 109, at Washington 107 (OT): Hedo Turkoglu made a jumper with 8.1 seconds left in overtime to give the Raptors a victory over the Wizards, ending Toronto's losing streak at five games. New York 114, at Atlanta 107: Al Harrington scored 27 points, Chris Duhon had 25 points and 10 assists and the Knicks used an effective combination of three-point baskets and drives to beat the Hawks. at New Orleans 98, Minnesota 89: Chris Paul came close to a triple-double in his return after missing eight games because of a sprained ankle.
January 18, 2014 |
NEW YORK - When the Clippers called Hedo Turkoglu and expressed interest in him, the free-agent forward said he knew it was the place he wanted to be. Turkoglu had spent 12 years in the NBA and had reached the NBA Finals with the Orlando Magic in 2009, losing to the Lakers. So by signing with the Clippers on Thursday, Turkoglu felt he might get an opportunity to win a title. "Well, if you look at it, they are a great team," Turkoglu said. "They have a lot of great players.
January 14, 2014 |
Coach Doc Rivers gave a strong indication Tuesday that the Clippers soon could be signing free-agent forward Hedo Turkoglu. Asked before practice if he could see the Clippers signing Turkoglu to a contract, Rivers said, "We could, yeah. We're looking at him strong. I can say that much. " The Clippers have a full 15-man roster and would have to waive a player before they could sign Turkoglu. But a Turkoglu deal could be done as soon as Wednesday or Thursday, the day the Clippers leave for a seven-game, 12-day trip.