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Turkoglu's out by Jan. 7

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07:24 AM ET 12.26 | At long last, after training camp, preseason and the regular season in a basketball purgatory, Hedo Turkoglu's period of limbo in Orlando is nearing a resolution. The veteran small forward can expect to have his situation resolved no later than the close of business on Jan. 7. Turkoglu, 34, no longer fits into the team's plans. Team officials prefer to allocate his playing time to younger players, such as 21-year-old Tobias Harris or 20-year-old Maurice Harkless. Even 28-year-old Arron Afflalo, a natural shooting guard, has started 15 games at Turkoglu's position. ... [Team] officials have kept him on the roster because his contract is an asset that potentially could be used in a trade and net the Magic an asset in return. Still, the Magic won't keep Turkoglu beyond Jan. 7.

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December 26, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Turkeyglue can probably help a couple of teams with his facillitating and outside shooting skills. Just not at his price. Let Orlando buy him out and then grab him.

December 26, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Don't Come To LA, Bro.

December 26, 2013  11:07 AM ET

does anyone really care bro ?

December 26, 2013  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Don't Come To LA, Bro.

The funny thing is that your Lakers are probably one of the few teams that could actually use his ball handling skills right now with so many PGs and Kobe hurt.

December 26, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Turkeyglue can probably help a couple of teams with his facillitating and outside shooting skills. Just not at his price. Let Orlando buy him out and then grab him.

That would have been the case 3-4 years ago, now he's completely useless, and has also put on weight.

December 26, 2013  05:00 PM ET

Orlando's plan??? You mean like building around #1...Who???? 39.9 percent shooter???....lol

December 27, 2013  03:22 AM ET

Ooooo... Jan 7. Let me mark that down in my calendar.

 
December 27, 2013  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Don't Come To LA, Bro.

+1

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