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The Magic appear to be in no rush to make a decision on the future of Hedo Turkoglu. The Magic owe a guaranteed $6 million of the $12 million on the final year of his contract. Many assume Orlando will waive Turkoglu before the season and move on without him.
Of course, no decision needs to be made until January when all contracts get guaranteed. Rob Hennigan is not in a hurry, because he doesn't have to be.
Maybe Turkoglu will be in a hurry now to agree to a buyout.
Turkish basketball writer Cam Pelister reports Turkish team Fenerbache Ulker made an offer to Turkoglu worth $3.5 million per year (h/t Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk). Turkoglu has said in the past that he would like to finish his career in Turkey.
According to reports in Turkey, Fenerbahce Ulker made an offer to Hedo Turkoglu, which worth $3.5M per year.
— Can Pelister (@canpelister) August 27, 2013
A source close to situation confirms Hedo-Fenerbahce news. "Talks between He...
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