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Hedo Turkoglu

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 38 games for the Clippers and averaged 3.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 10.3 minutes per game. • Signed by the Clippers as a free agent on 1/16. • Made season debut for Clippers on 1/17 at New York and registered two points and one rebound in 6:43 minutes of action. • Recorded new season-highs in points (12), field goals made (4) and three-point field goals made (4) on 2/24 at New Orleans in addition to four rebounds and one assist in 14:56 minutes off the bench. • Registered new season-highs rebounds (8) and minutes (22) and tied season-highs in steals (2) and blocks (2) on 3/6 at Lakers to go along with nine points. • Finished with 10 points, two rebounds, one steal and one block on 4/6 vs. the Lakers.
PLAYOFFS: Registered one rebound on 4/19 vs. Golden State in 4:03 minutes of action off the bench. • Accounted for 13 points on 4/21 vs. Golden State in addition to one rebound, one assist and one steal in 14:06 minutes. • Netted three points on 4/27 at Golden State to go along with two rebounds and one steal. • Responsible for one rebound on 4/29 vs. Golden State. Left game with a lower back contusion. • Placed on the inactive list on 5/1 at Golden State due to a Hairline Fracture of Transverse Process in Lower Back.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 11 games (one start) for the Orlando Magic, averaged 3.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.6 steals in 17.2 minutes.

2011-12: Played and started in 53 games with Orlando, averaging 10.9 ppg., 4.4 apg. and 3.8 rpg. in 31.2 minpg….Played and started in all five playoff outings, averaging 8.4 ppg., 2.8 rpg., 2.4 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 32.4 minpg….Led (or tied) the Magic in scoring twice, in rebounding once and in assists 20 times…Scored in double figures 35 times and had 20-plus points twice, including a season-high 23 points on Dec. 26 vs. Houston…Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds on Feb. 4 @ Indiana…Dished out a season-high nine assists three times, the last time on Mar. 5 @ Toronto…Recorded at least one steal 32 times and two-or-more steals 13 times…Recorded at least one blocked shot 16 times…Missed 12 total games due to injury: Missed two games (Jan. 18-20) due to back spasms and 10 times (Apr. 7-25) due to a facial fracture suffered on Apr. 5...Underwent surgery on Apr. 7…Suspended by the NBA on Mar. 11 for improper contact with an official.

2010-11: Played in 81 games with both Phoenix and Orlando, averaging 10.8 ppg., 4.4 rpg. and 4.2 apg. in 31.4 minpg….Shot a team-high .410 (127-310) from three-point range…Appeared and started in 56 games with the Magic, averaging 11.4 ppg., 5.1 apg. and 4.6 rpg. in 34.1 minpg….Acquired from Phoenix along with Earl Clark and Jason Richardson in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round draft pick and cash considerations on Dec. 18…Played in 25 games (16 starts) with the Suns, averaging 9.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 2.3 apg. in 25.2 minpg.…Ranked 20th in the NBA in three-point FG percentage and 35th in assists…Appeared and started in six playoff outings, averaging 9.2 ppg., 3.7 apg., 3.2 rpg. and 1.33 stlpg. in 34.8 minpg….Led (or tied) the Magic in scoring once, in rebounding twice and in assists 23 times…Led (or tied) the Suns in rebounding four times and in assists once…Scored in double figures 44 times (33 times with Orlando) and had 20-plus points four times…Hit game-tying three-pointer with 6.9 seconds left to force overtime on Jan. 12 @ New Orleans…Also had game-tying three-pointer with 8.3 seconds left to force overtime on Mar. 11 @ Golden State…Had four double-doubles…Had third career triple-double (all with Orlando) with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists on Jan. 3 vs. Golden State…Pulled down 10+ rebounds four times…Dished out a career-high 17 assists on Jan. 8 @ Dallas…Recorded a career-high five steals three times, the last time on Mar. 11 @ Golden State…Ejected on Mar. 1 vs. New York after receiving two technical fouls…Scored 10,000th career NBA point on Apr. 3 @ Toronto…Appeared in his 800th career NBA regular season game on Jan. 31 @ Memphis…

2009-10: Played in 74 games with Toronto, averaging 11.3 ppg., 4.6 rpg. and 4.1 apg. in 30.7 minpg….Shot .374 (108-289) from three-point range…Started in 69 games, averaging 11.4 ppg., 4.7 rpg. and 4.1 apg. during that span…Scored in double figures 38 times and had seven games with 20-plus points…Pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds on Apr. 11 vs. Chicago… Recorded two double-doubles…Converted the game-winning free throw with 1.2 seconds left on Jan. 24 vs. L.A. Lakers…Made the game-winning shot with 8.1 seconds left in overtime on Dec. 4 @ Washington...Received an accidental elbow to the face by Indiana’s Mike Dunleavy on Jan. 31 that resulted in a non-displaced fracture of the orbital bone under his right eye, which caused him to miss two games…Missed six games total due to injury: stomach flu (Mar. 26), sore left ankle (Mar. 7), orbital bone fracture (Feb. 2-3), upper respiratory infection (Jan. 3) and sore left hip (Nov. 17)…

2008-09: Appeared and started in 77 games with Orlando, averaging 16.8 ppg., 5.3 rpg. and 4.9 apg. in 36.6 minpg….Shot .356 (134-376) from three-point range and .807 (314-389) from the free throw line…Finished tied for 26th in the NBA in assists, tied for 31st in minutes played and tied for 38th in scoring…Also played and started in all 24 postseason outings, averaging 15.8 ppg., 4.8 apg. and 4.5 rpg. in 38.9 minpg., helping the Magic reach the NBA Finals…Scored in double figures 72 times, had 20+ points in 29 games and 30+ points three times…Hit game-winning three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left on Dec. 9 @ Portland…Had four double-doubles…Tied a career-high with four steals on Nov. 29 vs. Indiana…Recorded 500th career NBA steal on Dec. 20 vs. L.A. Lakers…Missed five games overall due to injury: On the Inactive List once (Nov. 22) due to the flu…Did not play twice (Mar. 11-13) due to left foot tendinitis…Missed two games (DNP: Apr. 13, Inactive List: Apr. 15) due to a sprained left ankle…Scored a playoff career-high 29 points on May 28 @ Cleveland…Dished out playoff career-best 14 assists on May 20 @ Cleveland…Hit game-winning three-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in Game #4 @ Philadelphia on Apr. 26.…

2007-08: Played and started in all 82 games for the Magic, averaging career-highs of 19.5 ppg., 5.7 rpg. and 5.0 apg. in 36.9 minpg….Captured the 2007-08 NBA Most Improved Player Award…One of only four players to appear in every game for the Magic (Bogans, Howard, Foyle)…Shot .400 (166-415) from three-point range and .829 (324-391) from the free throw line…Tied for 24th in the NBA in assists, 30th in minutes played, tied for 32nd in scoring, 33rd in three-point field goal percentage and 37th in free throw percentage…Also started in all 10 playoff games, averaging 17.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg. and team-best 5.5 apg. in 39.9 minpg….Scored a career-high 39 points on Mar. 19 vs. Washington…Scored 20-plus points in 42 games…Tallied two triple-doubles: 13 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds on Feb. 4 vs. Dallas; 23 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds on Mar. 10 vs. Atlanta…Was the first time in Magic history a player recorded multiple triple-doubles during the same season…Hit game-winning jumper with 0.7 seconds remaining on Dec. 31 @ Chicago…Nailed game-winning three-pointer as time expired on Jan. 27 vs. Boston and also hit winning free throws with 2.4 seconds left on Feb. 1 @ Philadelphia…Led the Magic with 487 fourth quarter points…Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds on Nov. 7 @ Toronto…Had 10-plus rebounds seven times…Scored 7,000th career NBA point on Apr. 11 vs. Minnesota and appeared in his 600th career NBA regular season game on Apr. 15 @ Atlanta…Named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (periods ending Jan. 27 and Feb. 3) – the first time in franchise history a player has earned Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks…

2006-07: Played and started in 73 games for the Magic, averaging 13.3 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 3.2 apg. in 31.1 minpg….Shot .388 (109-281) from three-point range and tied for 31st in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…Also started all four playoff outings vs. Detroit, averaging 13.8 ppg., 3.5 apg., 3.3 rpg. and 1.25 stlpg. in 39.0 minpg….Scored 20+ points 15 times…Scored team-high-tying 18 points, including the game-winning jumper with 0.4 seconds left, on Nov. 8 vs. Seattle…Appeared in his 500th career NBA game on Mar. 8 vs. Chicago…Scored 5,000th career NBA point on Feb. 14 vs. Portland…Dished out 1,000th career NBA assist on Mar. 3 @ Dallas…Had career-high-tying four steals on Jan. 29 @ Atlanta and on Mar. 14 vs. Utah…Tied career-high with three blocked shots on Apr. 15 vs. Boston…On the Inactive List a total of nine times – eight times (Dec. 9-23) due to a sprained right ankle and once (Jan. 10) due to flu-like symptoms…

2005-06: Played in 78 games with Orlando, averaging a career-high 14.9 ppg., 4.3 rpg. and 2.8 apg. in 33.5 minpg….Shot .403 (114-283) from three-point range and a team-best and career-high .861 (255-296) from the free throw line…Started in 59 contests, averaging 16.2 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 2.9 apg. in 35.4 minpg. during that span…Ranked 13th in the NBA in free throw percentage and tied for 22nd in three-point field goal percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 19 times, in rebounding twice and in assists 12 times…Scored in double figures 61 times…Netted 20-plus points 19 times…Scored 4,000th point of his NBA career on Feb. 12 @ Boston…Dished out 800th career assist on Jan. 20 @ Charlotte…Recorded at least one steal in 49 games, including a career-high-tying four steals on Mar. 17 vs. Boston…Missed four games due to injury: Did not play on Dec. 3 due to a virus, on Feb. 22 due to a sprained left ankle, on Inactive List on Feb. 24 due to a sprained left ankle and on Apr. 19 due to a back strain…

2004-05: Played in 67 outings for the Magic, averaging 14.0 ppg., 3.5 rpg. and 2.3 apg. in 26.2 minpg….Shot .380 (93-245) from three-point range and .836 (188-225) from the free throw line…Made 11 starts, averaging 18.8 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 2.7 apg. in 37.1 minpg. during that span…Ranked 36th in the NBA in free throw percentage and tied for 38th in three-point FG percentage…Scored in double figures 50 times…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 12 times and in assists twice…Scored 20-plus points 15 times and 30-plus points twice…Scored 3,000th career NBA point on Feb. 4 @ Boston…Dished out 500th assist of NBA career on Nov. 29 vs. Boston… Placed on the Injured List on Mar. 23 due to a fractured distal radial head in his left wrist (suffered during fourth quarter on Mar. 21 @ Charlotte) and missed final 15 games of the season…

2003-04: Appeared in a career-high-tying 80 games with San Antonio, averaging 9.2 ppg., 4.5 rpg., 1.9 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 25.9 minpg….Shot .419 (101-241) from three-point range…Ranked eighth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…Started in 44 of the last 46 games of the season (Spurs went 34-10 in those outings), averaging 11.0 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 2.3 apg. and 1.18 stlpg….Scored in double figures 37 times…Led (or tied) the team in scoring four times, in rebounding four times and in assists six times…Recorded a career-high-tying four steals on Mar. 1 vs. Memphis and on Mar. 20 vs. Boston…Tallied a career-high-tying three blocked shots on Jan. 16 @ Indiana…Missed two games (Jan. 26, 27) due to a left thigh contusion…Also played and started in 10 postseason outings, averaging 7.7 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 27.1 minpg.…

2002-03: Played in 67 games with Sacramento, averaging 6.7 ppg., 2.8 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 17.5 minpg….Shot .372 (29-78) from three-point land…Started in 11 outings, averaging 11.0 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 2.2 apg. in 30.2 minpg. during that span…Scored in double figures 14 times…Hit a pair of game-winning free throws with 14.4 seconds left on Nov. 23 @ Portland…Missed eight games due to injury/illness…Appeared in 10 playoff games, averaging 5.3 ppg., 2.9 rpg. 1.4 apg. and 1.20 stlpg. in 17.4 minpg.…

2001-02: Appeared in 80 games with Sacramento, averaging 10.1 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 2.0 apg. in 24.6 minpg….Started in 10 outings, averaging 16.6 ppg., 6.6 rpg. and 3.3 apg. in 36.4 minpg….Shot .368 (63-171) from three-point range…Scored in double figures 37 times, including 20-plus points four times…Missed one game due to food poisoning (Mar. 26) and one due to a sprained left wrist (Apr. 17)…Played in 16 playoff games, averaging 8.6 ppg., 5.2 rpg. and 1.4 apg…Finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds in 47 minutes during first NBA Playoff start on May 13 in series-clinching Game #5 vs. Dallas…Participated in three events during 2002 NBA All-Star Weekend – Had seven points and three assists for Sophomores in the ‘got Milk?’ Rookie Challenge; led the Sacramento team to victory in the 3-on-3 989 Sports All-Star Hoop It Up Challenge; Finished second in the Fleer Shootaround…

2000-01: Played in 74 games with the Kings during his rookie campaign, averaging 5.3 ppg. and 2.8 rpg. in 16.8 minpg…. Named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team…Saw action in eight playoff games, averaging 7.5 ppg. and 3.5 rpg. in 17.6 minpg…Shot an NBA-best .571 (8-14) from three-point range during the Playoffs…Had 22 points in Game #4 of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. L.A. Lakers on May 13.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Sacramento in the first round (16th overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft…Traded by Sacramento to San Antonio in a three-team trade in which Kings also traded Scot Pollard to Indiana and acquired Brad Miller from the Pacers; Spurs also acquired Ron Mercer from Indiana and traded Danny Ferry to Pacers (Jul. 24, 2003)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 14, 2004)…Traded by Orlando to Toronto as part of a four-team trade (Jul. 9, 2009)…Traded by Toronto to Phoenix in exchange for Leandro Barbosa and Dwyane Jones (Jul. 14, 2010)…Traded by Phoenix to Orlando along with Jason Richardson and Earl Clark in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round draft pick and cash considerations (Dec. 18, 2010)...Signed with the Los Angeles Clippers for the rest of the 2013–14 season on January 16, 2014.... Re-signed with the Clippers on September 12, 2014.

OVERSEAS CAREER:
Played four seasons in the Turkish Professional League with Efes Pilsen (1996-2000)…Appeared in 87 games, averaging 8.3 ppg., 3.9 rpg. and 1.6 apg….Also saw action in 50 EuroLeague games with Efes Pilsen…Led squad to the 2000 EuroLeague Final Four, averaging 13.6 ppg., 4.6 rpg. and 2.7 apg. in 22 tournament games.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Hidayet Turkoglu (TURK-oh-lue)…Nicknamed “Hedo” (HEE-doh)…He and his wife, Banu, have one daughter, Ela (born Feb. 26, 2009)…Has a brother, Nevzat (Nez-ott)…His NBA signing was a national sports event in Turkey, with a nationally televised press conference…Keeps fans updated on his personal website – www.hedo79.com...During the summer of 2005, completed mandatory military service for his country, which is compulsory for Turkish men…Played for the Turkish National Team during three straight summers from 2003-05, again in 2009, then helped Turkey to a runner-up finish to the United States during the 2010 FIBA World Championships…Participated in Magic’s Read To Achieve program…Bought and distributed toys to underprivileged children and families over the holidays…Donated tickets to community organizations and met with the groups pre-game…Began playing basketball at the age of 10…Before joining the NBA, his favorite players included Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill, Scottie Pippen, Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell…Named to NBA Inside Stuff’s “All-Under The Radar” Team in 2003-04…Worked as a counselor and coach at the 2002 Basketball Without Borders camp in Istanbul to help promote friendship and understanding through sport among 12-14-year-old youth basketball players…Enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies and playing video games…Wears a size 14.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: March 19, 1979
From: Istanbul, Turkey
Draft: 1st Round (16th pick) 2000 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2000
Years Pro: 14
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Clippers 2014 - 2014
  Orlando Magic 2013 - 2013
  Los Angeles Clippers 2013 - 2013
  Orlando Magic 2011 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: Efes Pilsen/Turkey

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