Hedo Turkoglu wants out of Toronto. Hey, I’m all for it.
The $52 million (of which he’s still owed 43.8) washout had this to say on Turkish television today:
“When the circumstances turned against me, I lost my enthusiasm for this city. My lawyers have talked to the front office recently. Honestly, I do not want to go back to Toronto. My lawyers talked to Mr. [Bryan] Colangelo and I hope that they will come up with a solution soon.”
Well, Hedo, if the last thing you did in Toronto was get yourself traded and let us off the hook for the remaining four years of your deal, then it’ll be by far the best thing you did as a Raptor. The problem, of course, is finding a team that’s willing to give up something other than their own high-priced dead weight, and that’s not likely to happen. Any deal involving Turkoglu would have Toronto taking on an Elton Brand-type or another player with years left on a huge contract. Still, at this point I’d take almost anyone over Turkoglu.
Anyway, I don’t really have much more to say on this — I’ve done a great job of blocking about the Raptors for the past month-and-a-half, so there’s not really much need to pay them any attention now. Wake me up when Chris Bosh’s Twitter followers decide where he’ll play next year.