Hidayet ôHedoö Turkoglu, still stuck with the Turkish Michael Jordan tag, was acquired by the Toronto Raptors on July 9, 2009 in a free agent turned complicated sign and trade deal. Having just turned 30 years old in March, the 6Æ 10,ö 220 lb Turkoglu is coming off his best two seasons in the NBA, including a Most Improved Player award in 2008. áPreviously his accolades were mostly restricted to being the best all-round Turkish born basketball player ever but perhaps there was something holding him back. Hedo Turkoglu played four seasons with the European club, Efes Pilsen, from 1996 to 2000.á In his final season, he helped them reach the Euroleague final four averaging 13.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.8 steals.á After the end of the season, Turkoglu was the Sacramen ...
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