Clippers, Hedo Turkoglu Nearing Agreement

SEPTEMBER 5TH, 4:26pm: A signing is on track to take place next week, tweets Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times.

AUGUST 31ST, 8:57pm: The Clippers and Hedo Turkoglu are nearing agreement on a one-year, $1.4MM deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Turkoglu didn’t play a major role in Los Angeles after getting his buyout for Orlando, but the Clippers are apparently appreciative of his veteran leadership and like what he can do in limited minutes.  The 35-year-old averaged just 3.0 PPG in 10 minutes per contest across 38 games, not quite in line with his best work.  For his career, the veteran has averaged 11.5 PPG, 4.1 RPG, and 3.0 APG while nailing 38.2% of his shots from outside the arc.

It has been a busy end of August for the Clippers who extended coach/president Doc Rivers, shipped Jared Dudley to the Bucks, and subsequently waived the players acquired in the trade.  The Clippers also re-signed Glen Davis, who, like Turkoglu, joined the club midseason.

Turkoglu will continue his career in 2014/15, but he certainly doesn’t need the money.  According to Basketball-Reference, Turkoglu has banked roughly $90MM over the course of his career.

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