Toronto Raptors Hedo Turkoglu: A Bad Season Does Not Equal A Bad Player

May 11th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
Do you throw a potential team leader and former NBA finals starter out with the bath water after a single washed-out season?

Do you give up on a 30-year-old near-star player because he showed up to camp out-of-shape, faced serious family medical issues during the season, broke his orbital bone and then broke his nose?

Like other near-star, inflated ego, self-indulgent NBA players who just signed the first truly big deal of their professional careers, Hedo Turkoglu came into town and blew it.

It wasn’t all his fault, but in the end a 30-year-old professional athlete should have known better and made more of an effort to live up to his contract.

And Jay Triano should have known better than to let any player slide through training camp with an “I’m tired” excuse.  Hedo Turkoglu’s MGD moment should never have happened.

But that is hardly a reason for all the “let’s dump Turkoglu” stuff that is flying around the Internet.

Any reasonable person should believe Hedo Turkoglu was embarrassed by what happened this past season in Toronto and that there is n ...

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