Monday, September 2nd, 2013 at 11:25 am  |  13 responses

Orlando Magic Working on Buyout of Hedo Turkoglu

The Orlando Magic continue to seek a way out of Hedo Turkoglu’s contract. The veteran forward may end up playing in Europe again. Per the Orlando Sentinel: “The Magic are working on a buyout agreement with Hedo Turkoglu, plan on giving second-round pick Romero Osby a chance to make the team and likely will invite as many as four more players to their training camp, according to a source close to the club. As expected, Turkoglu and the team have been trying to arrange a buyout with the 13-year veteran small forward. He does not figure into the team’s rebuilding plans at age 34. Only half of his $12 million salary for next season — the last year of his contract — is guaranteed. If the Magic and Turkoglu can reach an arrangement, Turk will be waived. He then can become a free agent, eligible to negotiate with any other NBA team or play overseas. There are reports that Turkoglu has an offer with a team in his native Turkey if he decides not to stay in the NBA or is unable to sign a deal. Turkoglu, in his second stint with the Magic, posted career lows in most categories after an injury-plagued 11-game season in which he was suspended 20 games for using anabolic steroids.”

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  • JoeMaMa

    It’d seem right to say that going to the Raptors killed his career, but I think I’d rather call it a murder suicide. We Raptors fans don’t forget – he screwed the pooch so bad that we knew Bosh would leave. I swear, the whole history of our team is a series of “what ifs”. And this one is “what if Turkoglu hadn’t learned about Pizza Pizza”.

  • RKJ92

    Damnit you beat me to it!! haha

  • spit hot fiyah

    all time great post game interview

  • CzechMate

    Are they going to pay him in steroids?

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Anytime I read about Hedo/steroids debacle I think of that scene from ‘The Terminal’ with Tom Hanks…. “the medicine is for goat? !…”

  • patrick

    how dumb was the gm to pay him 12$m when he was 34-35 years old? Good grief

  • JamminS

    What about Tim Duncan?

  • i_ball

    TD justified the money he was getting last season. How can you even compare the two of them?

  • Ugh

    You must now change your username to Charlie Brown.

  • OneStep

    I knew when I saw his incredible physique that he was on ‘roids. He’s the poster child for ‘roid abuse. Phil Heath and Jay Cutler go to him for advice. FFS.

  • Mike From Spain

    Meanwhile Hedo Turkoglu is working in… nah, forget it

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Don’t know if I’ve ever seen someone play with so little interest.