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KP, Please don't sign Hedo!!! I beg you!

 

With all the hype surrounding Hedo Turkoglu as a possible free agent, I think we as Blazer fans need to step back and realize what it would mean for us.

Hedo is a 30yr old free agent that wants a 5 year, 50 million dollar contract. Folks this is why teams go from promise to failure in a matter of years. 50 million for a guy that is leaving his prime is bad business!! Have you seen the Yankees lately?! We don't need to over pay for a player that only brings one part of his game that we want, ball handling. Yes Hedo thrived in the Magic's system, but folks if he was playing in our system, which is the slowest offense in the NBA, he wouldn't be thriving. He would be an overpaid, slow defensive 3 point shooter. The Magic play a freewheeling, 3 pt shooting style of basketball that is great for Hedo, and thats very important considering what the team is looking for.

Consider this, Hedo was a member of San Antonio, if one team is similar in style its the Blazers. Looking at Hedo's numbers you realize that he is thriving in the Magic system for a reason.

 

YR

TM

G

GS

MIN

FG

FG%

3P

3P%

FT

FT%

STL

BLK

TO

PF

OFF

DEF

TOT

AST

PTS

03-04

SAS

80

44

25.9

3.3-8.1

.406

1.3-3.0

.419

1.4-2.0

.708

1.0

0.4

1.2

2.1

0.7

3.8

4.5

1.9

9.2

These numbers give a much clearer picture of what Hedo could bring to the Blazers, 40% 3pt shooting, 10 pts a game and so on. People have this idea that he can drive and finish at the hole, well maybe in the east, but his drives are pretty pathetic and make Rudy look like Lebron going to the hole!

Hedo is a poor defender and is hidden by Howard’s ability to block shots; this is something the Blazers "don't" need! They need someone that can defend the 3 and the bigger guards like Kobe, and Lebron.

More than all this is the money that will be involved in signing him. One of the most important aspects of business and running an organization is don't be stuck with something that is out dated and overpriced. Well, this is it folks! In 2 years, Hedo will be out of his prime completely, he won't be able to guard anyone, much less take someone off the dribble, but he will still be owed 30 million dollars!!!  If its me, I'll pass in a heartbeat!!

If the Blazers see fit to get a small forward of some sorts, then go get the likes of Tayshawn Prince. A year younger and his salary will only be 9 million for 2 more years. At 31 you can then decide what direction you go, if you resign him or turn to a up and coming Batum full time. He can defend, drive, shoot, brings leadership, and has won an NBA championship!

G

MIN

FGM

FG%

3PM-A

3P%

FTM-A

FT%

OFF

DEF

TOT

STL

BLK

TO

PF

AST

 n

82

37.3

459-1020

.450

56-141

.397

189-243

.778

1.6

4.2

5.8

.54

.62

1.23

1.27

3.1

 

He averages 2 pts less, plays 10 times better defense, and shoots better from the 3 pt line. He can create off the dribble, and yes he doesn't do it nearly as much as Hedo, but also isn't asked too.

Another interesting tid bit of Hedo, he is known to take off games. One day he’ll come in and play a great game, another he will just go through the motions. That’s the last thing you need on a young team. You need leadership, examples of who to follow, like Chauncy Billups, and Tayshawn Prince.

From a financial stand point, why commit to giving someone 50 million for the last 5 years of their career. It just doesn't make good business sense and in the end we will be like the Blazers of the past, trying to get these guys on the downside of their careers in hopes of winning something! Yet when you do this, you’re throwing all your eggs into one basket and banking on Hedo to be the answer, when statistics show that its most likely not gonna happen.

 

Your thoughts Blazer fans?!

 

Go Blazers



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