Lakers Might Emerge As Hedo Turkoglu Suitor

January 4 at 7:28pm CST By Charlie Adams

The Lakers look to be a team that could have interest in acquiring the recently waived Hedo Turkoglu, writes Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld over at Sulia. We heard earlier that the Lakers reached out to the Magic about the veteran forward before the 34-year-old was waived yesterday. The club reportedly might have interest in signing Turkoglu once he clears waivers.

Kennedy suggests the move would be logical for Los Angeles. The Lakers have been ravaged by backcourt injuries this year, and although he’s not a guard, Turkoglu was often relied upon to run the offense in Orlando as a point forward. The recently signed Kendall Marshall has played well in his short time in LA, and a versatile Turkoglu would provide even more depth for the team that’s currently without Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar, and Steve Blake.

Turkoglu last saw action in 2012/13, when he struggled mightily for the Magic. In 11 contests and 17 minutes per game, he averaged 2.9 PPG and shot 26% from the floor. Despite his recent struggles, the small forward has had varying levels of success throughout the course of his career and could prove to be a valuable pickup for a team desperately seeking depth.

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