If the Bucks' recent deal for Caron Butler is any indication the Magic can't expect a big return if they try to use Türkoğlu as a trade chip. Late Wednesday night the Phoenix Suns reportedly agreed to trade veteran small forward Caron Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Ish Smith and center Viacheslav Kravtsov. The deal bolsters Milwaukee's wing rotation at a low cost--Butler's contract expires at season's end--and saves the Suns some money and they may use the savings to make waiving Michael Beasley more palatable. Meanwhile the Orlando Magic have Hedo Türkoğlu a veteran small forward with an expiring contract which they're reportedly hoping to use as ballast at the NBA trading deadline. The Butler trade can stand as a way to gauge Türkoğlu's trade value given the similarity of the players' situations.
What is Hedo Türkoğlu's trade value?
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