Posted January 03, 2014

Report: Magic to waive forward Hedo Turkoglu

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Hedo Turkoglu played just 11 games for the Magic last season. (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hedo Turkoglu played just 11 games for the Magic last season. (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Orlando Magic are expected to release forward Hedo Turkoglu, reports John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.

Turkoglu is due $12 million this season, but if he is waived by Tuesday, he will only receive $6 million.

When he is waived, Turkoglu, 34, will become a free agent and can sign with another team.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Turkoglu and the team agreed that he would not play or practice with the team until his contractual situation was resolved.

He didn’t participate in training camp, the preseason or see action in the regular season this year and was suspended by the NBA for 20 games last February for testing positive for methenolone.

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Turkoglu last saw game action last season, appearing 11 times. For his career, Turkoglu has averaged 11.9 points and 4.2 rebounds in 897 career games.


2 comments
PaulKelly
PaulKelly

What a nice gig. Hang out, go the theme parks. Over to the beach for the day, hit a few restaurants and flea markets. Collect weekly checks of roughly 23K, try not to spend it all during the week. Get to March and collect 6Mil. Is this the NBA version of a hate crime? I wish my boss would give me the boot this exact way.

scp1957
scp1957

@PaulKellyRoughly $80 million in salary actually cashed. Sponsor deals in Turkey and Europe. Not too shabby just for being tall.