LA Clippers Sign Hedo Turkoglu

by January 16, 2014

As expected, the Clippers announced today the signing of free agent veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu for the remainder of the season. From the press release:

Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In additional roster moves, the Clippers have re-signed guard Darius Morris to a second 10-day contract and released guard Maalik Wayns.

The NBA’s first Turkish born player, Turkoglu was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2007-08 when he averaged a career-high 19.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists. The Istanbul native was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (periods ending Jan. 27, 2008 and Feb. 3, 2008) and was a key member of the Orlando Magic team that appeared in the 2009 NBA Finals.

Turkoglu has appeared in 93 career postseason games (72 starts) with averages of 11.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists.