Türkoğlu during his first tenure with the Magic
|No. 8 – Los Angeles Clippers|
March 19, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|1996–2000||Efes Pilsen (Turkey)|
|2003–2004||San Antonio Spurs|
|2014–present||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Hidayet "Hedo" Türkoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [hid̪aːˈjet̪ ˈt̪yɾkoːɫu]; born March 19, 1979) is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'10" forward has played for six teams throughout his NBA career.
- 1 Professional career
- 2 International career
- 3 NBA career statistics
- 4 Personal life
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Efes Pilsen (1996–2000)
Türkoğlu joined Efes Pilsen (now known as Anadolu Efes) in 1996 and played four seasons with the team. He averaged 8.4 points on 58 percent shooting in 50 games in the Euroleague. Türkoğlu helped the team reach the 2000 Euroleague Final Four, averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 22 games.
Sacramento Kings (2000–2003)
Türkoğlu was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 16th pick of the 2000 NBA Draft. He was the first Turkish-born player in NBA history. He played alongside other European stars such as Vlade Divac and Peja Stojakovic.
He earned consideration for the NBA's Sixth Man Award in his sophomore season, after averaging 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
San Antonio Spurs (2003–2004)
During the 2003 offseason, Türkoğlu was traded to the San Antonio Spurs along with Ron Mercer in a three-team trade. The trade also sent Brad Miller to the Kings and Scot Pollard and Danny Ferry to the Pacers. Türkoğlu played one season with the Spurs and averaged 9.2 points on a career-high 42 percent three-point shooting.
Orlando Magic (2004–2009)
On April 28, 2008, Türkoğlu was named the NBA's Most Improved Player Award for the 2007–08 NBA season. Türkoğlu helped the Orlando Magic win 52 games, and averaged career-highs in points per game (19.5), rebounds per game (5.7) and assists per game (5.0) and started all 82 regular season games.
Toronto Raptors (2009–2010)
On July 9, 2009, Türkoğlu was signed and traded to the Toronto Raptors as a part of a four-team deal among the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies, which also included Shawn Marion.
On March 28, 2010, Türkoğlu was a healthy scratch for the Raptors, his first benching since March 10, 2006, when he was still an Orlando Magic player. This was a disciplinary measure, after he was spotted by fans out late in a nightclub in the Yorkville district of Toronto, immediately after missing a game due to a stomach virus. The fans wrote staff within the Raptors organization, who then notified management and coaching staff, leading to the punishment.
On May 29, 2010, Türkoğlu said in a television interview in Turkey that he felt he was wronged by the Raptors' management and wanted to leave Toronto.
Phoenix Suns (2010)
Return to Orlando Magic (2010–2014)
On December 18, 2010, Türkoğlu was traded back to the Orlando Magic along with Jason Richardson and Earl Clark for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickaël Piétrus, a 2011 first-round draft pick, and $3 million cash. On February 13, 2013, Türkoğlu was suspended for 20 games after testing positive for methenolone. Türkoğlu said that he received medicine containing methenolone from a trainer in Turkey, though he did not know it was a banned substance.
On January 3, 2014, Türkoğlu was waived by the Magic. He did not appear for them in the 2013–14 season.
Los Angeles Clippers (2014–present)
On January 16, 2014, Türkoğlu signed with the Los Angeles Clippers for the rest of the 2013–14 season. On January 18, he made his Clippers debut. In 13 minutes he recorded 4 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in a 92-106 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
On September 12, 2014, he re-signed with the Clippers.
In 2009, Türkoğlu was a member of the Turkish national team which finished in 8th place at the European Basketball Championship in Poland. One year later, Turkoglu participated in the 2010 FIBA World Championship in his home country of Turkey. The Turkish national team finished with the silver medal, having beaten every team except for Team USA, the champions. Türkoğlu averaged 12.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. At the 2011 and 2013 Eurobasket, he averaged 10.6 and 7.3 points per game respectively.
NBA career statistics
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Türkoğlu was born on 19 March 1979, in the Gaziosmanpaşa district of Istanbul, Turkey. He is of Bosniak origin. Türkoğlu's parents were born in Sjenica, and he is fluent in Bosnian. He is a Muslim.
- National Basketball Association portal
- List of National Basketball Association career 3-point scoring leaders
- List of European basketball players in the United States
- "Hedo Turkoglu Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- Contact rickchand: Comment (2006-10-16). "Five Tiny Tidbits On: The Orlando Magic". Deadspin.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- Scanlon, Dick (April 5, 2007). "Turkoglu's Hot Hand Can't Save Magic as Raptors Pull Off Win". Theledger.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- Orlando's Turkoglu named most improved[dead link]
- "Turkey's Turkoglu named NBA's Most Improved Player". Afp.google.com. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- "Raptors Acquire Turkoglu, George and Wright". NBA.com. 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
- "Turkoglu benched after reports of his late nights". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). 2012-08-23.
- "'Toronto'ya dönmek istemiyorum'". ntvmsnbc.com. May 28, 2010. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- "Suns Acquire Hedo Turkoglu". NBA.com. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
- "Magic Receive Turkoglu, Richardson & Clark From Suns". NBA.com. 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
- "Magic's Hedo Turkoglu suspended 20 games". NBA.com. 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2013-02-13.
- Hedo Turkoglu suspended 20 games by NBA for violating league's drug policy
- "Magic Waive Hedo Turkoglu". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 3, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
- "CLIPPERS SIGN FORWARD HEDO TURKOGLU". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
- Notebook: Pacers 106, Clippers 92
- CLIPPERS RE-SIGN HEDO TURKOGLU
- Injury? Okur declines Turkish invite[dead link]
- "EuroBasket 2009 Poland". Retrieved 24 April 2011.
- Hedo Türkoğlu – 2010 FIBA World Championship
- Hedo retires from international basketball
- Hedo Turkoglu announces his retirement from Turkish NT
- "Boşnak savaşı". Takvim (in Turkish). 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- "12 dev başarı öyküsü". Sabah (in Turkish). 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- Serbian TV (2001). "Hedo Türkoğlu explains how he knows Serbian". Retrieved 2011-09-16.
- Sandžak-X (2011-09-23). "NBA star Hedo Türkoğlu is from Sjenica by descent". Retrieved 2013-07-09.
- Tim Brown & Bill Plaschke (May 29, 2002). "Shaq and Hedo Share a Moment". Los Angeles Times. p. Page D.6.
- "Orlando Magic’s Hedo Turkoglu Welcomes Daughter Ela". Celebrity-babies.com. 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- Türkoğlu çiftinin 2. kızları Lina aileye katıldı
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