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Hedo Turkoglu impresses Doc Rivers in workout for Clippers

Jan 11, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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Hedo Turkoglu wasn’t a part of the futre in Orlando, and as a result, the Magic let him know that before the season began and allowed him to remain away from the team until he was either dealt or waived.

When no one was willing to offer anything in trade for Turkoglu, the Magic decided to waive him last week. The Clippers expressed interest initially, and followed through with having him in for a workout which apparently impressed head coach Doc Rivers.

From Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles:

The Clippers also brought in forward Hedo Turkoglu for a meeting and a workout Thursday. They liked what they saw but don’t plan on signing him anytime soon. The Clippers would have to cut a player to make room for any new additions.

“He made shots from everywhere,” Rivers said of Turkoglu. “He looked good. It was a good workout, but we’re not doing anything anytime soon, but he did look good.”

Rivers has said he’s averse to change, but obviously not all that much. The Clippers recently brought in Stephen Jackson to try to bolster the bench, before waiving him last week.

Turkoglu has played 13 NBA seasons, and has career averages of 11.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 28.5 minutes per contest.

  1. wfriedrichs - Jan 11, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    He has to be an upgrade over Mullens

  2. malibudave66 - Jan 11, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Hello Lakers!!!!

  3. 407magic - Jan 12, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    His best years are left back in 2010 but if any team needs a guy off the bench for about 10-15 min a game then Turk might be your guy. He has plenty of playoff exp. and can play point forward for you.

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