Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu is near the end of his professional career after 13 years in the NBA. The 34-year old Turkish forward played in just 11 games last season and has struggled to make plays and shoot the ball effectively over the past two seasons. With a price tag of $12 million for the 2013-14 season and only half of that guaranteed it seems unlikely he'll be playing for Orlando next season. One possible solution for Turkoglu is agreeing to a buyout for less money than Orlando is reponsible for and heading back to Turkey to play for Fenerbahçe Ulker. Can Pelister a Turkish reporter from TrendBasket.net is reporting that Fenerbahçe has offered Turkoglu $3.5 million per year in a deal to return to Turkey and play for them. The Magic are still trying to decide whether or not they should eat the full $6 million guaranteed to Turkoglu or if they should try to trade him and use his non-guaranteed $12 million deal to acquire more assets. The negotiations for a buyout would likely involve the Magic asking Hedo to take less than the $6 million price which could be supplemented by this deal to return to Turkey if he's willing to agree to such a "loophole."
Report: Hedo Turkoglu has offer to play in Turkey for Fenerbahce
CBS Sports | Aug 28