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Play-calling marginalizes Turkoglu

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08:11 AM ET 10.17 | Though, in the eyes of many, Hedo Turkoglu's game has seen its best days, Jacque Vaughn has been pleased with the 6-foot-10 small forward to date. This preseason, Vaughn occasionally has played Turkoglu at power forward when the Magic have smaller lineups on the floor. Vaughn hasn't run many plays so far this preseason, deciding instead to acclimate his players to an offense that emphasizes cutting and movement. As a result, the Magic have run fewer pick-and-rolls, which are Turkoglu's specialty. Still, Vaughn insists that he eventually will take advantage of Turkoglu's ability to handle the basketball. "I haven't initiated as many plays so far with him," Vaughn said. "But believe me, I've drawn 'em up, and they are in the arsenal."

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October 17, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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I think that year in Toronto shattered his confidence. That and playing without Dwight Howard down in the post. A few guys in Orlando are going to find this year a bit different without him around.

The problem when he was here in Toronto was keeping him out of the bars. He was a party animal.

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October 17, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Turk...marginalized? He is through, done, ghost, and when you're all of these things, marginalized is a complete overstatement!

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October 17, 2012  09:57 AM ET

Very Glad That You Are Not In LA, Bro.

October 17, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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I think that year in Toronto shattered his confidence. That and playing without Dwight Howard down in the post. A few guys in Orlando are going to find this year a bit different without him around.

When he was in Toronto he thought he could call his own play and run iso all the time... then reality kicked in and he realized he never really had handles to begin with and that was the end of that... I can't count the amount of times people picked his pocket to run down the floor for a fast break dunk when he was in Toronto...

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October 17, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Turk is done, its now Big Baby's team BABY YEAH!

October 17, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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Turk is done, its now Big Baby's team BABY YEAH!

LOL!!! And the no.1 pick in the 2013 Draft goes too.......

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October 17, 2012  10:36 AM ET

Its not the play calling that marginalizes him...its his lack of foot speed. He can be nothing more than a spot up shooter who cant defend

 
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