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Hedo Turkoglu

35-Year-Old    PF,SF    Los Angeles Clippers

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

3.0

REB

2.3

AST

0.9

STL

0.5

BLK

0.3

2014-15 NBA Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

If Turkoglu does not get cut before the season starts, the reasons are likely to be entirely managerial and financial. Even if Turk makes the final 15-man roster, he is unlikely to see scrub time, which Vaughn and the Magic would prefer go to young players with a future.

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 3/19/1979  College: Turkey   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #16 Overall in 2000   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Clippers in January of 2014.

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Hedo Turkoglu NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 67 26.2 14.0 3.5 2.3 0.6 0.3 1.4 41.9 83.6 1.8 0.9 2.6 3.7 38.0 4.9 11.7 2.8 3.4
2005-06 26 78 33.5 14.9 4.3 2.8 0.9 0.3 1.5 45.4 86.1 1.7 0.9 3.4 3.6 40.3 5.1 11.2 3.3 3.8
2006-07 27 73 31.1 13.3 4.0 3.2 1.0 0.2 1.5 41.9 78.1 2.0 0.8 3.2 3.8 38.8 4.7 11.3 2.3 3.0
2007-08 28 82 36.9 19.5 5.7 5.0 0.9 0.3 2.0 45.6 82.9 3.0 1.0 4.7 5.1 40.0 6.8 14.9 4.0 4.8
2008-09 29 77 36.6 16.8 5.3 4.9 0.8 0.2 1.7 41.3 80.7 2.6 0.6 4.7 4.9 35.6 5.5 13.3 4.1 5.1
2009-10 30 74 30.7 11.3 4.6 4.1 0.7 0.4 1.5 40.9 77.4 1.7 0.6 4.1 3.9 37.4 3.7 9.1 2.4 3.1
2010-11 31 ORL 56 34.1 11.4 4.6 5.1 1.0 0.4 1.5 44.8 66.7 1.8 0.4 4.1 3.8 40.4 4.2 9.4 1.4 2.1
2010-11 31 PHO 25 25.2 9.5 4.0 2.3 0.7 0.6 1.6 44.0 72.2 1.2 0.8 3.2 3.9 42.3 3.4 7.7 1.0 1.4
2010-11 31 ORL/PHO 81 31.4 10.8 4.4 4.2 0.9 0.4 1.6 44.6 67.9 1.6 0.6 3.8 3.8 41.0 4.0 8.9 1.3 1.9
2011-12 32 ORL 53 31.2 10.9 3.8 4.4 0.8 0.3 1.7 41.5 70.5 2.7 0.5 3.3 4.9 35.3 3.9 9.5 1.3 1.8
2012-13 33 ORL 11 17.2 2.9 2.4 2.1 0.6 0.1 0.1 26.4 50.0 1.1 0.4 2.0 2.2 4.2 1.3 4.8 0.3 0.5
2013-14 34 LAC 38 10.3 3.0 2.3 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.6 38.5 50.0 0.4 0.3 2.1 1.3 44.0 1.1 2.9 0.2 0.5
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Hedo Turkoglu – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#4 Small Forward

1.  Chris Douglas-Roberts

2.  Matt Barnes

3.  Reggie Bullock

4.  Hedo Turkoglu

5.  Joe Ingles

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True Shooting Percentage

49.2%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Hedo Turkoglu had a true shooting percentage of 49.2%.

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Hedo Turkoglu NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 67 36.0 19.2 4.8 3.1 0.8 0.4 1.9 41.9 83.6 2.4 1.3 3.5 5.0 38.0 6.7 16.0 3.9 4.6
2005-06 26 78 36.0 16.0 4.6 3.0 1.0 0.3 1.6 45.4 86.1 1.8 1.0 3.6 3.9 40.3 5.5 12.1 3.5 4.1
2006-07 27 73 36.0 15.4 4.7 3.7 1.1 0.3 1.7 41.9 78.1 2.3 0.9 3.7 4.5 38.8 5.5 13.1 2.7 3.5
2007-08 28 82 36.0 19.1 5.6 4.9 0.9 0.3 2.0 45.6 82.9 2.9 1.0 4.6 4.9 40.0 6.6 14.5 3.9 4.7
2008-09 29 77 36.0 16.5 5.2 4.8 0.8 0.2 1.7 41.3 80.7 2.6 0.6 4.7 4.8 35.6 5.4 13.1 4.0 5.0
2009-10 30 74 36.0 13.2 5.4 4.8 0.9 0.5 1.7 40.9 77.4 2.0 0.7 4.8 4.6 37.4 4.4 10.7 2.8 3.6
2010-11 31 ORL 56 36.0 12.1 4.8 5.4 1.0 0.4 1.6 44.8 66.7 1.9 0.5 4.4 4.0 40.4 4.5 10.0 1.5 2.3
2010-11 31 PHO 25 36.0 13.5 5.7 3.3 1.0 0.8 2.3 44.0 72.2 1.8 1.1 4.6 5.5 42.3 4.9 11.0 1.5 2.1
2010-11 31 ORL/PHO 81 36.0 12.4 5.0 4.9 1.0 0.5 1.8 44.6 67.9 1.9 0.6 4.4 4.4 41.0 4.6 10.2 1.5 2.2
2011-12 32 ORL 53 36.0 12.5 4.3 5.1 1.0 0.4 2.0 41.5 70.5 3.1 0.5 3.8 5.6 35.3 4.6 11.0 1.5 2.1
2012-13 33 ORL 11 36.0 6.1 5.0 4.4 1.3 0.2 0.2 26.4 50.0 2.3 0.8 4.2 4.6 4.2 2.7 10.1 0.6 1.1
2013-14 34 LAC 38 36.0 10.6 8.2 3.0 1.7 0.9 2.0 38.5 50.0 1.5 1.0 7.2 4.6 44.0 3.9 10.0 0.8 1.7
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Hedo Turkoglu NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 67 1757 937 233 153 41 18 93 41.9 83.6 119 62 171 245 38.0 328 782 188 225
2005-06 26 78 2615 1165 333 216 70 21 114 45.4 86.1 130 70 263 283 40.3 398 877 255 296
2006-07 27 73 2268 970 293 233 70 16 109 41.9 78.1 143 57 236 281 38.8 345 823 171 219
2007-08 28 82 3027 1602 471 409 74 25 166 45.6 82.9 246 83 388 415 40.0 556 1219 324 391
2008-09 29 77 2815 1294 410 375 64 19 134 41.3 80.7 204 45 365 376 35.6 423 1025 314 389
2009-10 30 74 2271 835 343 304 55 32 108 40.9 77.4 125 42 301 289 37.4 276 674 175 226
2010-11 31 ORL 56 1910 640 256 285 54 20 86 44.8 66.7 101 25 231 213 40.4 237 529 80 120
2010-11 31 PHO 25 630 237 100 58 18 14 41 44.0 72.2 31 20 80 97 42.3 85 193 26 36
2010-11 31 ORL/PHO 81 2540 877 356 343 72 34 127 44.6 67.9 132 45 311 310 41.0 322 722 106 156
2011-12 32 ORL 53 1653 576 199 233 45 17 91 41.5 70.5 142 24 175 258 35.3 209 504 67 95
2012-13 33 ORL 11 189 32 26 23 7 1 1 26.4 50.0 12 4 22 24 4.2 14 53 3 6
2013-14 34 LAC 38 392 115 89 33 19 10 22 38.5 50.0 16 11 78 50 44.0 42 109 9 18
Preseason Projections 35 FA 60 618 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Hedo Turkoglu

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Hedo Turkoglu NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 25 67 26.2 53.2 47.9 13.3 10.3 1.3 11.5
2005-06 26 78 33.5 57.8 51.9 16.0 9.6 1.7 14.8
2006-07 27 73 31.1 52.8 48.5 18.0 11.0 1.6 12.5
2007-08 28 82 36.9 57.6 52.4 20.0 12.0 1.7 19.6
2008-09 29 77 36.6 54.1 47.8 21.1 11.5 1.8 16.6
2009-10 30 74 30.7 54.0 49.0 25.3 10.4 2.4 13.4
2010-11 31 ORL 56 34.1 55.0 52.9 29.4 10.4 2.8 14.7
2010-11 31 PHO 25 25.2 56.7 54.7 19.5 10.4 1.9 11.1
2010-11 31 ORL/PHO 81 31.4 55.5 53.4 27.1 10.4 2.6 13.6
2011-12 32 ORL 53 31.2 52.8 50.5 25.3 15.4 1.6 11.4
2012-13 33 ORL 11 17.2 28.8 27.4 25.4 13.2 1.9 3.2
2013-14 34 LAC 38 10.3 49.2 48.6 19.9 9.6 2.1 4.6
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Hedo Turkoglu 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 17 at OKC                                
May 15 OKC                                
May 13 at OKC                                
May 11 OKC                                
May 9 OKC                                
May 7 at OKC                                
May 5 at OKC                                
May 3 GSW                                
May 1 at GSW                                
Apr 29 GSW 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Apr 27 at GSW 13 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 2 1
Apr 24 at GSW 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Apr 21 GSW 14 13 1 1 1 0 0 5 7 0 0 3 5 0 1 1
Apr 19 GSW 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Apr 16 at POR 15 8 5 1 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 2 5 0 5 2
Apr 15 DEN 18 6 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 1 2 1 3 0 4 3
Apr 12 SAC 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Apr 9 OKC 12 9 3 0 1 0 0 3 7 1 2 2 4 0 3 3
Apr 6 LAL 10 10 2 0 1 1 0 4 8 0 0 2 4 1 1 1
Apr 3 DAL                                
Apr 2 at PHO 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Mar 31 at MIN 12 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 2 2 0 2 0
Mar 29 at HOU 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 27 at DAL                                
Mar 26 at NOP 7 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0
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Mar 24 MIL 10 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Mar 22 DET 11 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Mar 17 at DEN 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0
Mar 16 CLE 10 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Mar 14 at UTA 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
Mar 12 GSW 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Mar 10 PHO 10 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 2
Mar 8 ATL 10 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 6 at LAL 22 9 8 1 2 2 0 3 6 0 0 3 5 0 8 2
Mar 4 at PHO 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 1 NOP 15 2 3 2 0 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 3
Feb 26 HOU 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Feb 24 at NOP 15 12 4 1 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 4 7 1 3 4
Feb 23 at OKC                                
Feb 21 at MEM 7 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Feb 18 SAS 10 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Feb 12 POR 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Feb 9 PHI 12 0 7 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Feb 7 TOR                                
Feb 5 MIA 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 3 at DEN 12 4 3 1 2 0 1 1 3 2 3 0 1 0 3 1
Feb 1 UTA 13 6 4 5 2 0 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 2
Jan 30 at GSW 9 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Jan 29 WAS 10 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 1
Jan 27 at MIL 19 6 7 3 1 0 2 2 4 0 2 2 2 2 5 2
Jan 25 at TOR 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Jan 24 at CHI 11 5 3 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 3 2
Jan 22 at CHA 12 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Jan 20 at DET 15 0 6 1 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 1
Jan 18 at IND 13 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
Jan 17 at NYK 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jan 15 DAL                                
Jan 10 LAL                                
Jan 8 BOS                                
Jan 6 ORL                                
Jan 4 at SAS                                
Jan 3 at DAL                                
Jan 1 CHA                                
Dec 30 PHO                                
Dec 28 UTA                                
Dec 26 at POR                                
Dec 25 at GSW                                
Dec 22 MIN                                
Dec 21 DEN                                
Dec 18 NOP                                
Dec 16 SAS                                
Dec 14 at WAS                                
Dec 12 at BKN                                
Dec 11 at BOS                                
Dec 9 at PHI                                
Dec 7 at CLE                                
Dec 5 at MEM                                
Dec 4 at ATL                                
Dec 1 IND                                
Nov 29 at SAC                                
Nov 27 NYK                                
Nov 24 CHI                                
Nov 23 SAC                                
Nov 21 at OKC                                
Nov 20 at MIN                                
Nov 18 MEM                                
Nov 16 BKN                                
Nov 13 OKC                                
Nov 11 MIN                                
Nov 9 at HOU                                
Nov 7 at MIA                                
Nov 6 at ORL                                
Nov 4 HOU                                
Nov 1 at SAC                                
Oct 31 GSW                                
Oct 29 at LAL                                

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Hedo Turkoglu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Turkoglu (back) won't play in Game 6 versus the Thunder, the Clippers' official site reports.

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Turkoglu (back) was available on the Clippers' bench for Game 4, but he ultimately never got called into action.

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Turkoglu (back) will not play in Game 3 against the Thunder on Friday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Turkoglu (back) will miss at least the first two games of Los Angeles' Western Conference semifinal series against the Thunder, the Orange County Register reports.

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Turkoglu (back) was inactive for Saturday's must-win Game 7.

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Turkoglu (back) won't take the court for Thursday's Game 6 in Golden State, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Turkoglu suffered a lower-back contusion in the third quarter of Tuesday's game against the Warriors, ESPN.com reports.

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Turkoglu played a season-high 22 minutes in Thursday's win over the Lakers. He also hauled in a season-high eight rebounds and scored nine points.

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Turkoglu (knee) didn't attempt a shot, but hauled in seven boards with three assists and a block in 12 minutes off the bench Sunday against the Sixers.

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Turkoglu was unable to play in Friday's game due to a bruised right knee, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Turkoglu made his Clippers' debut Friday. He played seven minutes and finished with two points (1-1 FG) and a rebound.

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Turkoglu signed with the Clippers on Thursday, Sportando reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

If Turkoglu does not get cut before the season starts, the reasons are likely to be entirely managerial and financial. Even if Turk makes the final 15-man roster, he is unlikely to see scrub time, which Vaughn and the Magic would prefer go to young players with a future.

2012-13

Turkoglu, 31, has steadily declined in production over the last few years, culminating in 10.9 points per game last season. Turkoglu hasn’t actually put up good numbers since 2008-09, but Jacque Vaughn will be expecting him to make plays in the dribble-penetration offense, and Turk reportedly showed up to camp in great shape. The most important thing for Turkoglu, though, will be his shooting, which was unusually abysmal last season.

2011-12

Turkoglu had a topsy-turvy season in 2010-11. He was traded from the Raptors to Phoenix in the offseason, and his career path came full circle in December when he was traded from the dimming Suns to the confused Magic. It was the only trade scenario that made sense for Turkoglu. Orlando was struggling to re-establish the special style of play that got them to the NBA Finals in 2008-09 season, and Turkoglu was a big part of that run. That, and the need to appease 2012 free-agent-to-be Dwight Howard, motivated the team to re-acquire Turkoglu and Jason Richardson for Marcin Gortat and Vince Carter. While the trade seemed desperate, it worked out for fantasy purposes. Turkoglu was averaging just 9.5 points and 2.3 assists in 25 minutes per game for the Suns, but coach Stan Van Gundy played Turkoglu 34 minutes per game and asked him to fill a prominent point-forward role for the team once again. Turkoglu responded, averaging 11.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.0 steal, 0.4 blocks, and 1.8 turnovers through 56 games with the Magic. He should reprise that role this year, though at 32, his best years are likely behind him.

2010-11

After a successful run in Orlando that saw him raise his profile from skilled role player to legitimate all-around talent, Turkoglu agreed to a five-year, $53 million deal with Toronto in July of 2009. While there were some questions raised about the length and overall value of the contract, it was generally assumed in fantasy circles that he would be able to post a line pretty similar to his last season in Orlando, if not the career-high numbers (including 19.5 points per game) he'd posted in 2007-08. As it turned out, he was able to match neither season, scoring five fewer points per game than the season prior, seeing modest declines in most other cats, and generally disappointing. More than anything, the culprit was a drop in minutes. After playing 36-37 per game the previous two seasons, Turkoglu averaged only 30.7 minutes in 2009-10. That alone is likely responsible for his minor drop in assists and rebounds. The more curious thing is the dramatic drop in shots for Turkoglu upon his move to Toronto: last season, he averaged four fewer field goal attempts per game (including one fewer three-point attempt) and two fewer free-throw attempts than in the season before. With Turkoglu's move to Phoenix this offseason, however, there's reason for optimism, as the Suns' fast-paced offense has acted as a tonic to more than one player's fantasy numbers. His upside is probably much closer to his last season in Orlando than the excellent 2007-08 one. That probably makes him a fine pick in the middle rounds.

2009-10

Turkoglu regressed a bit last season after his career-best 2007-08 campaign, but still produced the second-best fantasy year of his career by a decent margin. He averaged 17 points, five assists, five boards, and two treys per game; a combo rarely matched outside of the elite. Turkoglu played as a 6-10 point forward for the Magic, and with his height and shooting ability was able to force opponents to react to him even without the quickness that wings usually need to break down defenses. This offseason Turkoglu left Orlando for the Raptors, a move with some risk but also nice upside. The Raptors have been built as a north-of-the-border alternative to the Mike D’Antoni Suns, playing a Euro-style game of ball-movement and perimeter scoring that should be a good fit for Turkoglu’s skill set. On the down-side, Jose Calderon is the playmaker for the Raptors which likely cuts into Turkoglu’s assist totals. On the positive side, this likely means more open shots and an increase in both field goal percentage (41.3% FG) and threes made. On the whole, expect Turkoglu to be a valuable roto producer even if in slightly different ways than what he did in Orlando.

2008-09

Orlando’s signing of Rashard Lewis last summer was almost universally panned. “Too much money,” they said. “Besides, Orlando’s already got a 6-10 guy that likes to stand in the corner and hoist jumpers.” Little did we know -- there is so much more to Hedo Turkoglu’s game. Turkoglu emerged as a poor man’s Magic Johnson last season, displaying previously unknown passing skills and floor leadership, initiating the offense and setting new career highs in just about every statistical category on his way to the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. And that skill gives Orlando tremendous lineup flexibility – they can get away with a smallish score-first point guard like Jameer Nelson and a somewhat undersized, perimeter-oriented four like Rashard Lewis on the floor because of Turkoglu’s unique combination of size and skill. Orlando is returning with its lineup and rotation more or less intact, so look for more of the same from Turkoglu this year.

2007-08

The addition of Rashard Lewis likely spells the end of Turkoglu’s run as a starter for the Magic… and possibly his tenure with the team. Turkoglu started all 73 games he played last year, using his excellent size (6-10) and sweet jumper to generate solid point, assist, three and board totals. But his game is very similar to Lewis’ – even down to the places where they’re most comfortable setting up for shots. That likely means a substantial reduction in minutes from the 31 or so Turkoglu played last year, and a similar decrease in overall productivity.

2006-07

Turkoglu is a poor-man's Dirk Nowitski who is capable of putting up pretty decent stats. He is good for 12 and 5 a game with high shooting percentages, whose numbers can improve if/when he becomes the starter once Hill gets hurt again. He is a valuable fantasy asset as he is eligible at both forward and guard.

2005-06

Turkoglu is a big time sleeper candidate. In his first year with the Magic, he had career highs in scoring, assists, and minutes per game. The biggest hurdle in his way is Grant Hill, but if the Magic struggle and Grant Hill plays well, Hill may be traded at the deadline. Even if Hill stays on, Turkoglu is a nice late round pick who can provide great three point shooting from the forward spot, while also giving average rebounding and scoring.

2004-05

Turkoglu has decided to leave a championship-caliber team in San Antonio and join the lowly Orlando Magic. Assuming that Grant Hill's latest comeback doesn't pan out, Turkoglu should start at small forward. But with Cuttino Mobley and Steve Francis handling backcourt duties, Turkoglu will find it tough to get regular shot attempts. Moreover, if the Magic decide that Dwight Howard's not ready to play the four, he could cut into Turkoglu's minutes at the three. All that said, Turkoglu is capable of scoring 14-16 ppg in the right circumstances, and he could also be a nice source of threes for the forward spot.

2003-04

Turkoglu will be battling for a starting role on the Spurs throughout training camp. At 6-10, he isn't your average jump-shooter, but the NBA's only Turksman hopes to be collecting open shots off Tim Duncan double-teams all season long. His production will depend on how many minutes he earns. He's been averaging around 20 minutes a game, if he can get that closer to 30 minutes he could have a breakout season, but the Spurs talent and focus on Duncan should keep Turkoglu around 25 minutes a night and slightly improved production from last year.