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08:09 AM ET 11.29 | Prior to the departure of Amar'e Stoudemire, the Suns had talked about Hakim Warrick as a potential replacement. Stoudemire left. Warrick came. But it was not until Sunday night that Warrick started in his place after 16 games of Hedo Turkoglu starting there. ... Turkoglu had a scoreless, foul-marred start Friday to give him his lowest scoring average (9.9) in seven seasons. "It's nothing against Hedo," Alvin Gentry said. "His attitude is tremendous. He's down because he feels like he's not doing enough to help. I just have to put him in a position so that he can feel like he's helping our team."

The Arizona Republic

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November 29, 2010  08:32 AM ET

was he out partying before the game ?

November 29, 2010  08:37 AM ET

"I just have to put him in a position so that he can feel like he's helping our team."

send him home so that he is actually helping the team, maybe? LOL

November 29, 2010  08:43 AM ET

HeDon't score, HeDon't rebound, HeDon't defend....what does Hedo?....

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November 29, 2010  09:30 AM ET

You're not so good after all, Bro.

November 29, 2010  09:33 AM ET

That sound you hear is every single Raptor fan laughing heartily. Keep on stealing money Hedo

November 29, 2010  09:44 AM ET

Everybody in Toronto say Good Riddance!

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November 29, 2010  10:33 AM ET

to all of those suns fans that were so excited when they got turks and kept saying that the raptors got fleeced. i have one thing to say to all of you.....i was right

November 29, 2010  10:48 AM ET

Hedo, oh Hedo. What Happened to ya broski?

November 29, 2010  11:03 AM ET
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You're not so good after all, Bro.

Understatement of the year.

November 29, 2010  11:06 AM ET
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Hedo, oh Hedo. What Happened to ya broski?

What happened?
He had one good year (playoffs really) in Orlando, right before signing a big contract.
Ship the fool back to Turkey for some stuffing and cranberry sauce.

November 29, 2010  11:18 AM ET
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to all of those suns fans that were so excited when they got turks and kept saying that the raptors got fleeced. i have one thing to say to all of you.....i was right

i'm pretty sure no one ever said the Raptors made a bad deal in trading away Turk....the bad deal was signing him in the first place

November 29, 2010  11:33 AM ET
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i'm pretty sure no one ever said the Raptors made a bad deal in trading away Turk....the bad deal was signing him in the first place

Yup, nobody in PHX liked the deal. It all was very interesting to see his ex-agent suddenly become our GM and trade for his terrible contract. He would've fit in 5 years ago on this team, but now he is just helping create a larger logjam at the swing positions.

November 29, 2010  11:35 AM ET
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What happened?He had one good year (playoffs really) in Orlando, right before signing a big contract.Ship the fool back to Turkey for some stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Would love to see a study on performance/stats pre and post-new contract. All sports. NFL would be those with guaranteed $$. Someday the market may factor that phenomena into the next contract salary negotiations, particularly when a player's stats spike the last year of the current deal.

November 29, 2010  11:44 AM ET

Beware of ex-Raptor players..... VC, Bosh, and Hedo.

November 29, 2010  12:12 PM ET
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Beware of ex-Raptor players..... VC, Bosh, and Hedo.

I forgot T-Mac....

 
November 29, 2010  12:53 PM ET

As a Raptors fan, I can say "Ha ha." This is about the only thing I can laugh at this year, since we are so terrible. But hey, at least we don't have Hedo.

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