Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 3 months ago

Turkoglu said Tuesday that he will wait to make a decision on his future until later this summer, Sportando reports. "I have not decided yet what to do when the contract with the Clippers expires," Turkoglu said. "Will I play again in the NBA? Will I return to Turkey? Will I play basketball again? I don't know. I'll decide about my career in August."

Turkoglu is set to be a free agent on July 1 after spending last season with the Clippers. At 36 years old, his best days are behind him, but there's a chance he could catch on with another contending team as an end-of-the-bench, veteran's minimum guy. Another option is returning to play overseas. The Turkey native has said that he'll entertain that possibility, though if he plays overseas he's made it clear it would only be for Fenerbahce. Turkoglu appeared in 62 games this season, averaging 3.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 11.4 minutes.

Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 4 months ago

Turkoglu (ankle), who was injured in Game 3, was able to play in Game 4 and logged one minute of action.

Turkoglu has played just 17 minutes throughout the first four games of the series, and he's limited to a bench role for the Clippers. Although it appears he's healthy, he probably won't be much of a factor, considering he's averaging just 4 minutes per game.

Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 4 months ago

Turkoglu sprained his ankle but coach Doc Rivers said he's fine for Game 4 against the Spurs on Sunday, the Orange County Register reports.

Turkoglu has played a total of 16 minutes through the first three games of the playoffs so he can manage his normal role off the bench even with a bum ankle. Although, coach Doc Rivers may decide to leave him on the shelf depending on the flow of the game. Either way, Turkoglu is not an ideal option moving forward.

Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 4 months ago

Turkoglu is averaging 3.5 minutes in two games this postseason.

Coach Doc Rivers is playing a shortened rotation, and Turkoglu is on the fringe of it. He is not getting enough minutes to have an impact, and can be largely ignored in all formats.

Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 5 months ago

Turkoglu moved back to his normal bench role Friday against the Wizards since Matt Barnes (hamstring) returned to the lineup. The backup finished with six points, one rebound, and two assists in 12 minutes.

Turkoglu benefited from two stints in the starting lineup but should see lackluster minutes off the bench for as long as Matt Barnes stays healthy. Because of this, Turkoglu's value is confined to the deepest of formats.

Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 5 months ago

Turkoglu compiled six points (2-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, and one block in 21 minutes in his first start replacing Matt Barnes (hamstring).

Turkoglu is the nominal small forward, but expect limited minutes and production because J.J. Redick will see his share of small forward minutes. The starting lineup could change Wednesday against the Kings since the Clippers are in the market for an actual small forward.

Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 5 months ago

Turkoglu will start for Matt Barnes (hamstring) in Tuesday's game against the Hornets, the Orange County Register reports.

Turkoglu has a chance to see extended minutes in his role at starting small forward against the Hornets. The Clippers have a quick turnaround and will play the Kings on Wednesday so Turkoglu may benefit from multiple starts if Barnes needs extra days to rest.

Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 6 months ago

Turkoglu finished with 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-7 3Pt), one rebound, and one steal in 21 minutes off the bench during Sunday's loss to the Warriors.

Turkoglu has seen extended playing time over his last two games, as an injury to Jamal Crawford (calf) opened up some playing time for him. He's averaging 10.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and two assists over his last two games. While Crawford may continue to sit for the next week or so, Turkoglu will still remain limited in his fantasy value, so don't expect him to provide much moving forward.

Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 7 months ago

Turkoglu put up nine points (3-6 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four rebounds, and one steal in 19 minutes Monday against the Mavericks.Turkoglu has seen double-digit minutes in each of in last two games. With Blake Griffin (elbow) out for at least three weeks, it is possible Turkoglu could continue to see an increase in minutes in the frontcourt, but he should only be considered as an option in the deepest of leagues.

Hedo Turkoglu SF LAC 7 months ago

Turkoglu is dealing with a stomach virus and will not take the court against the Raptors on Friday, Rowan Kavner of Clippers.com reports.

Turkoglu should be considered day-to-day ahead of Sunday's game against the Thunder. At just 9.2 minutes per game this season, his minutes will likely get evenly distributed across the active roster while he's sidelined.