Türkoğlu during his first tenure with the Magic
|No. 15 – Orlando Magic|
March 19, 1979 |
Gaziosmanpaşa, İstanbul, Turkey
|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|
|Pro playing career||1996–present|
|1996–2000||Efes Pilsen (Turkey)|
|2003–2004||San Antonio Spurs|
|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 Orlando Magic of the NBA. He plays the small forward position, although he has played four positions in his career. He possesses above-average ballhandling and playmaking skills for a forward, and is sometimes used in a point forward role.
- 1 Professional career
- 2 Turkish national team
- 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–present)
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. Türkoğlu has not played for the team in the 2013-2014 season, and the Magic are negotiating a buyout with his agent.
Turkish national team
In 2009, Turkoglu was a member of the Turkish national team squad 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. That team ended up getting the silver medal by beating every team except for Team U.S.A. at the gold medal game. Hedo averaged 12.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game.
NBA career statistics
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "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
- "Hedo Turkoglu's Orlando Magic playing days are over". Orlando Sentinel. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
- Injury? Okur declines Turkish invite[dead link]
- "EuroBasket 2009 Poland". Retrieved 24 April 2011.
- 07:00 PM ET (2008-10-19). "Orlando Magic’s Hedo Turkoglu Welcomes Daughter Ela". Celebrity-babies.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
- Tim Brown & Bill Plaschke (May 29, 2002). "Shaq and Hedo Share a Moment". Los Angeles Times. p. Page D.6.
- "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.
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