Orlando Magic’s Hedo Turkoglu: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

December 31st, 2010 by TheFantasyFix.com Leave a reply »
For Hedo Turkoglu to go home he’d probably have to get a plane ticket back to Turkey or at least his first NBA home of Sacramento. Let’s just keep things simple and call Orlando Hedo’s home, because the Magic appear to be the team that he’s most comfortable with. Hedo is so comfortable that his days in Toronto and Phoenix are a mere memory.

Don’t be fooled by Hedo’s season averages: 10.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG and 2.9 APG. In seven games since being traded Hedo is averaging 12.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 5.0 APG. While his numbers are better than they were with the Raptors and Suns, they are lower than what he averaged in 2008-09, his last season with the Magic. Turkoglu’s numbers should eventually return to what he averaged in his last season with the Magic, 16.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG and 4.9 APG.

Hedo is already putting up more shots than he did in Toronto and Phoenix, and while he is still below ten shots per game, the upwards trend will continue because Hedo hasn’t put up less than ten shots per game since his days in Sacramento and San Antonio.

With Marcin Gortat and Rashard Lewis gone, Hedo will be forced to play a little more at the f ...

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