Monday, May 31st, 2010 at 9:35 am  |  17 responses

Raptors to Deal WIth Hedo Turkoglu Internally

Don’t expect any public statements from Turkoglu’s employer in regards to his desire to bolt town. The Toronto Star reports: “If Hedo Turkoglu doesn’t want to come back to Toronto, his departure will not be played out too much in public. Raptors team officials offered no comment Saturday afternoon after a report from his native Turkey in which Turkoglu said he didn’t want to come back to Toronto and that his representatives have made that point to president and general manager Bryan Colangelo. But, as they did when Turkoglu was fined an unspecified amount and benched for a game in Miami on March 28, the Raptors have decided for now to handle the situation internally. However, there is no question that the relationship between the high-priced forward and the franchise is near ruins. Turkoglu, who largely disappointed last season after signing a five-year, $53 million contract as a free agent, remains livid about the way the March incident was handled.”

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  • Atrain

    Does anyone want to play in Toronto what’s the deal? Someone get Stackmack on the horn

  • T-Money

    It’s a shame because the ACC is always packed and NBA players usually have a blast in TO and love coming up there in the summer. However, management sucks. Nobody takes the Raptors seriously. They’re soft, the coach is a nobody, and they’re making the same mistake as NYC. The system is only as good as the players running it, playing like PHX if you don’t have a pg of Nash’s caliber (and the list is like 3 or 4 deep MAX)will not get you anywhere.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Hedo Turkoglu … is wack.

  • http://www.shalomlife.com Stevea

    Hedo really just needs to blame himself. He signed a big contract and disappeared, and now he’s choosing to blame management for the way he screwed up? The most ungrateful $53 million dollar man I know. The Raps aren’t perfect, but him playing well would’ve helped us out ALOT.

  • Migs

    Cosign @ Stevea…

    I know hindsight is 20/20, but had we known that Hedo would be such a b1tch, I would’ve rather given that $50+ million to Shawn Marion instead!! SHAWN MARION!

  • jack

    hedo the fat out of shape pig needs to stfu and “ball”…..not just one or two games. A full season please. What a douchebag.

  • MikeC.

    Hedo has nice boobs.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Wonder how they’ll handle it? Perhaps something resembling the “blanket party” scene from Full Metal Jacket? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCNqKrX1sx8

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


  • cool j

    Hedo is a fraud,I would hope there are some dumb GMs out there who wanna trade for him…Vince or Hedo who is the biggest douche? tough to say…

  • barnabusb

    Who wants Hedo now?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Someone PLEASE take him off of the Raptors.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    People always think the Raptors are trying to play like Phoenix just because Colangelo is the GM… Well, the Raptors play NOTHING like Phoenix! As a fan, I can safely say that the Raptors freaking suck at fast breaking.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    LOL @Enigmatic. Hell, I’d buy tickets to get in on that beatdown.

  • og

    They’re going to deal with him internally? Sounds painful. And a lil harsh.

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    I read that and I’m thinking…. concrete shoes. Hudson River. :/