Ok, so the latest from Adrian Wajnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is that:
Turkoglu had agreed on a five-year, $50 million deal with the Blazers, but changed his mind and is headed for a five-year, $56 million deal with the Raptors. Toronto would have to renounce three free agents – Shawn Marion, Carlos Delfino and Anthony Parker – to create the cap space for Turkoglu.”
So don’t get me wrong, I think Turkoglu would be a great addition to the Raps but having to give up Marion, Delfino and Parker to sign Turkoglu just sounds like too much to give up. I was really liking the idea of a starting five of Calderon, DeRozan, Marion, Bosh and Bargnani with Delfino coming off the bench. And personally, I think Marion’s defense and rebounding is a better fit than what Turkoglu can provide. Maybe there’s more moves to come from Colangelo that show this makes sense. I just feel bad for the Blazer fans. They were ready to welcome Hedo to Portland and even our Bloguin brothers, Bust a Bucket had the Hedo Blazers jersey all set.
According to Chris Bosh’s Twitter, he’s all for it:
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