View Full Version : Turkoglu could play overseas

Sports Illustrator
10-17-2008, 01:37 PM
Orlando Magic small forward Hedo Turkoglu says that playing overseas is "a possibility" for him, but he has far more pressing matters at home than his contract status. He's anticipating the arrival of an even bigger deal. Turkoglu and his wife, Banu, found out that they are expecting a girl, the couple's first child, sometime in February or March. Turkoglu could ask for a contract similar to the deal that Corey Maggette signed with the Golden State Warriors: five years, $50 million. The Magic, who have signed Rashard Lewis, Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson to major deals, will have to get creative to afford Turkoglu at that price. Magic General Manager Otis Smith believes the team can re-sign him, but Smith also will gauge the intentions of Turkoglu's camp before the trade deadline in February. If the Magic feel they can't get a deal done, they could trade Turkoglu perhaps for a power forward who can help their rebounding issues.

From Orlando Sentinel (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-magic1608oct16,0,3466386.story)