Just in case you missed when he was benched for a March 28 game against
the Heat and fined for his indifference, Hedo Turkoglu further fueled
the fire of his discontent with the Raptors during a television
interview in Turkey.
One translation of his recent interview put it thusly:
“When the cir*****stances turned against me, I lost my enthusiasm for (Toronto). My lawyers have talked to the front office recently. Honestly, I do not want to go back to Toronto. My lawyers talked to Mr. Colangelo and I hope that they will come up with a solution soon.”
One solution is packaging Turkoglu with Chris Bosh in a sign-and-trade transaction.
With about $22 million in cap space beyond what is earmarked for Dwyane Wade, the Heat could afford to take on such a package by merely sending out the likes of Michael Beasley in return.
Such a move would get the Raptors out of the remaining four seasons on a Turkoglu contract that does not expire until after 2013-14, when it maxes out at $12 million.