Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  20 responses

Hedo Turkoglu Returns to Orlando

Even though he left the team this summer for greener pastures via free agency, everyone expects the fans in Orlando to give Hedo a nice hand tonight: “Toronto Raptors SF Hedo Turkoglu returns for the first time tonight to Orlando, the place he called his basketball home for five seasons. Turkoglu received a five-year, $50 million deal with the Raptors, too steep a price that the Magic were willing to pay the free agent. His former coach and teammates expect he will receive a nice ovation. ‘I think he should,’ SG J.J. Redick said. ‘As a fan, you want players to be loyal. As a player, you have to look out for your family and you realize you have a short window and it’s business. I think Turk wanted to be here. But he made a business decision. He was great for our team the last couple years. I think he deserves an ovation. He doesn’t deserve boos.”‘

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  • The D Train

    I have been reading a lot of the NBA Decade recap stuff and watching some old clips. I totally forgot about The Turk bringin’ sexy back with the frosted locks back in his days as a Sac-Town Bench Mob member. You stay sexy, Hedo.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Hedo has been shooting horribly lately. just horrible.

  • john

    i thought he got traded back to orlando for s sec lol

  • RickyRude

    misleading title… but what else to we expect from slam staff…

  • tavoris

    I kinda feel like they should be booing him…just feels right.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    no ovation, treat him just like any other opponent

  • LA Huey

    What will Turkododo do?

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan2.0

    well he’s been a complete BUST for the Raptors


    Hedos feeling mighty stupid rite now but feeling even richer I hate when athletes go for the money in the prime of there career with a garbage @ss team then wonder why they never got a ring (Iverson, Barkley.}etc…

  • http://dsjfhklf.com Jukai

    He’s been a bust for the raptors? Hasn’t he hit like, two game winners?

  • http://dsjfhklf.com Jukai

    And F you all, I’m sure Hedo feel absolutely AWFUL about his decision when he’s bathing himself in the 50 million dollars he’s making. You people are hypocrites.

  • roman

    The are gonna boo his arse!

  • D12FSU

    i will be at the game, and i will give him a standing o

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan2.0

    umm, Jukai, please fill me in on these so called “game-winners” u speak of

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    @meloman..vs Washington in dc

  • wilz

    his game-winners are drowned in hundreds of terrible shots and lax defensive posessions

  • http://slamonline.com The underrated one

    greener pastures? Really? in toronto? that isnt true literally or figuratively. Unless the pastures are made out of the money hedo now has. But then again, it would be a mixture of green, red, blue, brown, purple etc.

  • megan

    Hedo didnt choose to go. Otis Smith just sent him by making a mock offer to him and signing Vince Carter.

  • J

    if there’s a team he deserved to get booed(or at least get some), it’s Portland. there’s money right there, and he said he wants to play there. and then…

  • Buschfiya

    So far i agree Hedu has another notch on his belt, he hasn’t been playing to his great form that he was in last year. so far I say Bust…considering we’re like 11 and 16 or somthing horrible like that. forget it Raptors as a whole are a BUST. Sad but true.