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07:14 AM ET 09.03 | So long, Hedo Turkoglu? The Magic are working on a buyout agreement with [Turkoglu], plan on giving second-round pick Romero Osby a chance to make the team and likely will invite as many as four more players to their training camp, according to a source close to the club. As expected, Turkoglu and the team have been trying to arrange a buyout with the 13-year veteran small forward. He does not figure into the team's rebuilding plans at age 34. Only half of his $12 million salary for next season ??? the last year of his contract -- is guaranteed. If the Magic and Turkoglu can reach an arrangement, Turk will be waived. He then can become a free agent, eligible to negotiate with any other NBA team or play overseas. There are reports that Turkoglu has an offer with a team in his native Turkey.

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September 3, 2013  07:33 AM ET

He's sitting at the end of the bar.

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September 3, 2013  08:59 AM ET

He flopped in the 09 finals...
With that said he may still have some game left...
Teams that may require his services are rockets & spurs...

September 3, 2013  09:51 AM ET

Athletes seldom know when to say when. Stick a fork in him...he's done.

September 3, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Say Good-bye To Mickey, Bro.

September 3, 2013  10:01 AM ET

An early thanks giving present, bro!

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September 3, 2013  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He flopped in the 09 finals...With that said he may still have some game left...Teams that may require his services are rockets & spurs...

how about the heat....because I guarantee the Spurs dont want this crap.

September 3, 2013  02:15 PM ET

Orlando missed an opportunity with Turkoglus and Harringtons -- the non guaranteed nature of these deals could have been used to take bad deals from other teams in order to get good young players or draft picks-

deals teams like the CAvs, OKC, Houston etc. have done with great aplomb in the past-

Orlando has a lot of dead money on their cap and very little flexibility even though they are not going to make any noise what so ever for the foreseeable futuer

September 3, 2013  03:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He flopped in the 09 finals........

I wouln't go that far.

His numbers were down a bit in the playoffs versus the regular season.....but only by 1 point per game and 1/2 a rebound per game. And in the championship series, most of his stats were actually above his season averages (18pts, 5rbs, 5assts); so I don't see where he "flopped".

On the other hand.....Steve VanGundy DID opt to put an injured and ineffective Jameer Nelson in the starting lineup over Rafer Alston (who got them to the finals) in the NBA championship finals. The five games in that series were the first games that 'Jam' had played in four months.

I think that may have had a bit more to do with the Magic losing to the Lakers than Turkoglu's performance.

September 3, 2013  03:25 PM ET

If you really want to look at who "flopped" in the championship series, look at Rashard Lewis.

He averaged 17 points per game during the season, but in two of Orlando's losses, he had 8 points in one game and 6 points in another.

September 3, 2013  04:07 PM ET

All I can say is you should have never gave him the money in the first place, or should I say brought him back into the organization.

September 3, 2013  04:14 PM ET

He has not been relevant since C Webb Bibby Christie Vlade Peja

 
September 3, 2013  05:55 PM ET

his 3pt % last season was 4.2% <-- not a typo

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