Hedo Turkoglu ‘Commanding a Lot of Attention’

by June 23, 2010

Hedo wants out of Toronto, and according GM Bryan Colangelo, there are plenty of NBA teams willing to take him off the Raptors’ hands. From the Toronto Star: “It is the roster uncertainty that will undoubtedly have a greater impact on what next year’s team looks like rather than the addition of one unproven player. However, Colangelo could offer little more than assurances that if there’s a deal out there for Hedo Turkoglu he’ll make it and that the Chris Bosh situation is far from resolved. Turkoglu has said he wants out of Toronto after one disappointing season and Colangelo said Tuesday that Turkoglu is ‘commanding a lot of attention’ in the myriad trade discussions being conducted. ‘All the uncertainty would lead you to believe there’s a lot of balls in the air, a lot of trade discussions happening right now,’ said the general manager. ‘How the roster looks today, it’s going to look entirely different, I’m sure, a few weeks from now when it all plays out.’ But there were few specifics to come out of Colangelo’s last public meeting with the media before the trade. But sources have indicated there are a “handful” of teams actively interested in the 30-year-old Turkloglu and the Raptors remain among the most active teams in pursuing deals before the draft.”