Portland Trail Blazers, 4 other teams contact Hedo Turkoglu; Ro...

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Free agent small forward Hedo Turkoglu has been contacted by five teams and, as expected, the Portland Trail Blazers were the first to call.
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Aron

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Jul 1, 2009
 
Not surprised about Turk and as I look at the situation with Yao in Houston, I'm not surprised about them wanting Marcin either. I hope we can keep Marcin, but it's looking like he is going to go to the highest bidder and to a place where he can start.
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#2
Jul 1, 2009
 
Turk is in it for the money. No point waisting our time with him. Gortat should by the Magic's main focus. That and signing Wallace.
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#3
Jul 1, 2009
 
Have fun being a scrub on a scrub team Turk. You will prove how good playing with Dwight made you look.
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#4
Jul 1, 2009
 
Everyone should email that account and tell marcin how much the magic fans want him back and how much the rockets are gonna suck next year with trash mac!
David Lee

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#5
Jul 1, 2009
 
No surprises. Only hope to keep either is low ball offers from other teams which is a possibility. More sad to see Gortat go but let's face he is most def gone. I am not sure Hedo will get the contract he is looking for at this point from those teams. I think as far as Otis he is not too worried about signing Hedo, but we may see him in a Magic jersey once again. Like Hedo but he is expendable now with Vinsanity. It think Gortat is the bigger loss, because let's be honest, how well is Foyle going to be able to do in backup to Howard.
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#6
Jul 1, 2009
 
What is great is Orlando is losing impact players in Hedo, Gortat, Lee, Alston and so far you have only got one other player in VC. I am loving seeing all this unfold I can't wait to see what other players you give up that took you to the Championship game last year. Cavs have only gave up Wallace, Wally, Wright, Sasha and those players were not an impact and some hardly ever played. Its fun to see Orlando make some moves especially when they mix up the team that they took to the finals and won the eastern conferance with. Orlando might add one more vet but then you are stuck to at least 2011 with all these huge contracts your sitting on.
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#7
Jul 1, 2009
 
Thanks for your time here, Turk. Gortat is gone, too. The Magic won't pay what the Rockets are going to offer. I really think the Magic should pass on Rasheed Wallace, his constant whining is a distraction, not to mention his age. If Devos is willing to open his wallet and pay the tax, why not go after Lamar Odom? He's an unrestricted free agent and would be a nice compliment up front to Dwight Howard.
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#8
Jul 1, 2009
 
Portland does not have as much as they thought. The money they owe Darius Miles now counts against the cap, so they really only have around 8 million to offer Hedo unless they renounce some of their FAs.
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Jul 1, 2009
 
Allen wrote:
Everyone should email that account and tell marcin how much the magic fans want him back and how much the rockets are gonna suck next year with trash mac!
GREAT IDEA. I just e-mailed that account. EVERYONE SHOULD DO THAT.

rocketsfanslovegortat@gmail.co m
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#10
Jul 1, 2009
 
If the Magic management ever bring either Grant Hill or Shaq O back to the organization in any capacity, the club will become second rate. Neither individual deserves a place in the Magic organization
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#11
Jul 1, 2009
 
I think Hedo's best chance to play in the NBA finals again and the best chance for the Magic to play in the finals again is if the Magic re-sign him. Please, Otis and Mr. DeVos give him the money he deserves. I would be more people would be inclined to buy tickets to see them play.
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#12
Jul 1, 2009
 
Please Orlando Sentinel, Take out that video photo of Shaq and Lebron.... we're here in Orlando not Cleveland... RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!

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Since: Jan 08

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Jul 1, 2009
 
liveordiebythe3ball wrote:
What is great is Orlando is losing impact players in Hedo, Gortat, Lee, Alston and so far you have only got one other player in VC. I am loving seeing all this unfold I can't wait to see what other players you give up that took you to the Championship game last year. Cavs have only gave up Wallace, Wally, Wright, Sasha and those players were not an impact and some hardly ever played. Its fun to see Orlando make some moves especially when they mix up the team that they took to the finals and won the eastern conferance with. Orlando might add one more vet but then you are stuck to at least 2011 with all these huge contracts your sitting on.
Still bitter about the ECF, huh....

Just give it some time. The pain will subside in time.
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Jul 1, 2009
 
liveordiebythe3ball wrote:
What is great is Orlando is losing impact players in Hedo, Gortat, Lee, Alston and so far you have only got one other player in VC. I am loving seeing all this unfold I can't wait to see what other players you give up that took you to the Championship game last year. Cavs have only gave up Wallace, Wally, Wright, Sasha and those players were not an impact and some hardly ever played. Its fun to see Orlando make some moves especially when they mix up the team that they took to the finals and won the eastern conferance with. Orlando might add one more vet but then you are stuck to at least 2011 with all these huge contracts your sitting on.
Hey retard... The only "impact" players we need are Dwight, Jammer and Rashard. Now we've added VC to the mix, all we need is silly role players to fill the holes. Good luck with Shaq. It should be fun watching him clog the hole for Lebron.

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David Lee wrote:
No surprises. Only hope to keep either is low ball offers from other teams which is a possibility. More sad to see Gortat go but let's face he is most def gone. I am not sure Hedo will get the contract he is looking for at this point from those teams. I think as far as Otis he is not too worried about signing Hedo, but we may see him in a Magic jersey once again. Like Hedo but he is expendable now with Vinsanity. It think Gortat is the bigger loss, because let's be honest, how well is Foyle going to be able to do in backup to Howard.
Could Detroit be out of the running?

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=ApC6gLu...

Looks like down to Portland and Toronto as the only viable options. Wonder who the other 2 are. No doubt a team, with little cap room, still came calling at 12:01pm. Resign Turk for 2 yrs,$10 million/year.
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Jul 1, 2009
 
Go Magic wrote:
If the Magic management ever bring either Grant Hill or Shaq O back to the organization in any capacity, the club will become second rate. Neither individual deserves a place in the Magic organization
This is a business - not a loyalty firm. They made a decision that was best for them, their career and their family.

You would do the same thing.

Get over it!!!!
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Jul 1, 2009
 
HedoDontGo wrote:
I think Hedo's best chance to play in the NBA finals again and the best chance for the Magic to play in the finals again is if the Magic re-sign him. Please, Otis and Mr. DeVos give him the money he deserves. I would be more people would be inclined to buy tickets to see them play.
Hey dumb dumb. Hedo clear doesn't care about an NBA championship. He cares ONLY about the money or he would have taken Otis's first offer which was 8.75 mil per year for 4 years.

Good riddance. Good luck on the west coast Hedo.
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Jul 1, 2009
 
I wonder what your going to do when LBJ leaves for New York.
liveordiebythe3ball wrote:
What is great is Orlando is losing impact players in Hedo, Gortat, Lee, Alston and so far you have only got one other player in VC. I am loving seeing all this unfold I can't wait to see what other players you give up that took you to the Championship game last year. Cavs have only gave up Wallace, Wally, Wright, Sasha and those players were not an impact and some hardly ever played. Its fun to see Orlando make some moves especially when they mix up the team that they took to the finals and won the eastern conferance with. Orlando might add one more vet but then you are stuck to at least 2011 with all these huge contracts your sitting on.
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Jul 1, 2009
 
clearly*

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Allen wrote:
Everyone should email that account and tell marcin how much the magic fans want him back and how much the rockets are gonna suck next year with trash mac!
lol!

I doubt that will work. Gortat didn't create it and likely doesn't have the password. They will likely copy and paste emails and show Gortat.

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