Lakers Rumors: Lakers Reportedly Interested In Hedo Turkoglu

Lakers Rumors: Lakers Reportedly Interested In Hedo Turkoglu


Hedo TurkogluWith injuries up and down their roster, the Los Angeles Lakers are seemingly interested in every available player via trade or free agency. Currently, the Lakers and Cavaliers have had talks surrounding Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum while they also checked in on the availability of Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.

While they’ve already made one addition in signing point guard Kendall Marshall, it sounds like the Lakers are interested in another player hitting the free agent market via Ismail Senol of NTV SPOR in Istanbul:

Turkoglu is expected to be waived today by the Orlando Magic after playing in just 11 games during the 2012-13 season. He was also suspended 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-doping policy and it sounds like he’s attempting to make a comeback this season.

The 34-year-old forward was a big piece of the Magic 2009 NBA Finals team that eventually lost in five games to the Lakers. A small forward for most of his career, Turkoglu would give the Lakers another three-point shooter if they want to add more scoring punch to their bench.

With six straight losses and their window to get back into the playoff race, it sounds like Mitch Kupchak is trying to get the roster to be somewhat competitive.


  • Jim213

    As another blogger stated ‘good if this was 2009.’ The ineptness of FO continues…

  • Leo

    please dont sign him. please. has no defense, slow and not a team player.

    • Mehmet Assan

      Are you sure ? Where do you know ? Are you see him ? He’s the best team player, he must play at number 1. Do you know anyone at this height to play number 1 ? He’s a good defense player, if you see at europe cup at turkish national team, You get back what you said you were.

  • Al

    screw that, hawks can have him.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Cool bring him in.

  • Raffaele D’Abrusco

    Bring him in, he will be key to LA tanking attempt.

  • Guilhermando santos

    Shannon brown is a free agent…. Return to the Lakers? Maybe?

    • kobe24

      Can we shut up about Shannon Brown? The Lakers don’t need him. He isn’t a point guard and no matter how well he “runs the offense” he can’t run the offense as well as a regular point guard we have alot of shooting guards (Johnson, Young, Henry, Meeks) and once (if ever) Steve Blake, Nash , Kobe , Farmar come back its gonna be crowded

      So please stop talking about shannon brown he won’t make a difference any how

      • Guilhermando santos

        And in this situation, with this bunch of broken the lakers will get the Pfs?

        I speak what I want, respect my opinion. # Brazil

        • i-reply cause you’re stupid

          screw brazil. there wont be playoffs bud… sorry to burst your bubble! bring on JABARI!

          • Joseph Apohen

            Screw Brazil? Excuse me? I like Jabari, but he still needs Seasoning when he becomes a pro. Draft him and trade him for someone who can immediately help the team. Say Love, Westbrook, Durant, Aldridge, George.

          • haha

            in our wildest dreams

        • kobe24

          I respect your opinion but I’m just telling you how unrealistic and how dumb it is for Lakers to even go for him

        • Joseph Apohen

          Todo bem, Santos?

          • Guilhermando santos

            Ola tudo bem e você???

            E brasileiro também?

          • Joseph Apohen

            Tudo bem. Feliz ano nuovo.

    • Joseph Apohen

      Brown is a what’s in it for Brown player. Always looking to see if anybody saw his dunk.

  • Lakers Fan

    If being interested in Turkoglu isn’t a sign of tanking, I don’t know what is. What the hell is the Lakers’ FO doing? Yea, bring in a player that plays a position that is already jammed, and who also happens to be an aging defenseless minded player. SMH at this FO of ours!

  • ersliva

    turk a few years back would have been great when we had odom as well but now…they are just desperate due to who they have at coach….

    • hookedonnews

      Really? So D’Antoni is the problem rather than the fact that 5 of our best players are out? And no one knows if this report is even true. Every day there’s a new rumor. I would be shocked if they’re interested in Turkoglu.

  • Devon Samuels²⁴

    SMH no Lakers don’t sign him sign Sasha or Shannon Brown or someone young not that wash up dude!

  • Bob Sears

    “it sounds like Mitch Kupchak is trying to get the roster to be somewhat competitive.”
    Bringing in a 34 year old dude who averaged a whopping 2.9 ppg on 26% shooting last season pretty much guarantees playoffs.

  • Joseph Apohen

    Why add Turkoglu? How is he going to help the team? He is over the hill. They should have gotten him when he was with the Kings. He was terrific then.Save the money for the FA’s. The front office has no clue on what to do. Bynum and now Turk. I am just satisfied in not making the playoff as long as we can be competitive next year.

  • Marty Susman

    PLEASE GUY’s , PLEASE just let them “LOSE” the rest of the games this season & hope the other horrible teams lose more then the dozen or so the Lakers have lost….

  • Sti1lmatic

    This choad will end up in LA by Monday afternoon. But with the Clippers. It seems like they want everyone the Lakers shows interest in acquiring. In this case it doesn’t matter.

  • K.r. Qunynghamm

    At 34, he’d only be looking at the remainder of this season, but if he desires to play, and still can, maybe he’s worth a shot. He knows he won’t play heavy minutes, and he makes free throws. His ‘D’ is right up D’Antoni’s alley, as he can’t guard a coatrack, At least you know he wants to play, unlike Bynam who isn’t interested at all. Hedo is capable of shooting the 3 but at 34, it may be a bit much to ask for more than 3 attempts a game unless he;s ‘hot’.

  • Kendog16

    Fuck no stop getting these old ass worthless guys who get hurt shit sign me I want to get payed to sit around . Jimmy buss is a stupid fucking idiot ruining the team please let jeani and Phil take over and bring the team back to glory . Jerry is rolling over in his grave rigth now

    • hookedonnews

      You don’t even know if this rumor is true. And forget about Jeanie & Phil. Jerry put Jim in charge. Stop believing everything you read.

  • hookedonnews

    No, no, no, no. He spent some time with the Suns and did not fit into that system. No more players who are past their prime. No.

  • TomK

    You guys get all worked up over some rumor a reporter with no inside knowledge starts, it was probably his agent that started the rumor in the first place, to get SOME attention for his old washed up client. GEEZE