Unofficial: Bobcats deal dead, Turk to Suns still on
Old 07-11-2010, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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LAS VEGAS - The Suns are on the verge of acquiring forwards Hedo Turkoglu and Josh Childress, swiftly rebounding from the loss of Amar'e Stoudemire with two quality impact players.

The Suns would send guard Leandro Barbosa to Toronto for Turkoglu, a 6-foot-10 Turkish forward with versatile skills to shoot from long range and be a playmaker.


Turkoglu, 31, has played 10 NBA seasons with four teams and wanted out of Toronto after an unhappy first season there. He averaged 11.3 points last season on 40.9 percent shootings, his lowest scoring average and shooting percentage in six years. Two seasons ago, Turkoglu was the NBA Most Improved Player when he averaged 19.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists with Orlando and followed it up with a 2008-09 season with averages of 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists.

Turkoglu could become the Suns' starting power forward in place of Stoudemire, allowing new acquisition Hakim Warrick to come off the bench with Childress, Channing Frye, Jared Dudley and Goran Dragic.

Phoenix would acquire Childress in a sign-and-trade deal with Atlanta, which still has his rights after he left the Hawks and the NBA to take a three-year, $20 million deal with the Greek team Olympiakos in 2008. Childress, 27, is able to leave Greece early and has agreed to a five-year, $30 million deal with the Suns. He is a 6-foot-8 swingman who averaged 11.1 points over four seasons with Atlanta, shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 36 percent on the 3-pointers.

Phoenix will give up a future second-round pick to acquire Childress.

The Suns would use some of their remaining $12.2 million trade exception to make both deals. They acquired the exception in the Stoudemire sign-and-trade Friday and used the first $4 million of it to do a sign-and-trade for Warrick.

Turkoglu is represented by Lon Babby, who leagues sources have said will be the next leader of the Suns' basketball operations. Until recently, Childress was represented by Babby's agency before he switched to Octagon.


Link: Suns near acquisitions of Hedo Turkoglu, Josh Childress


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Turkoglu? PF? Nash?


what do we do with the overload of guards? :|
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one year and a player option at $7 mil. yes please...
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turk at PF? how is going to defend people?
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WOW. GREAT DEAL!
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I'm a little weary of this source because it claims Hedo can become the Suns starting PF. Don't think that is realistic, even in the Suns system, but I'd like to see it.

Deal makes sense for both squads. I would totally dig the addition of Barbosa.
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WOW. GREAT DEAL!
i agree with your name
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Also, change the title thread as if it were not finished yet. It mislead me and my heart almost skipped some beats. :|
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it says Turk is power forward! did they ever watch him playing ?
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Turkoglu? PF? Nash?


what do we do with the overload of guards? :|
DeMar is moving to SF probably.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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don't think hedo would work any better in the phoenix system than he did here, maybe even worse. nash initiates the offense 95% of the time, if hedo didn't like his role in this offense he sure as hell isn't going to like it in phoenix. all that wouldn't really matter to me if this trade went through, get'er done.
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calderon/jack/banks
barbosa/belinelli
weems/derozan

undersized speedy team.... i like it
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It's gotta be Weems and DeRozan both starting.
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What a shitty deal. Gotta be someone better than Barbosa. Cmon BC u can do better than this
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Hedo would flourish for the Suns, and Leandro would too often shoot us out of games despite Triano's best attempts to grow a brain and play the game.
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What a shitty deal. Gotta be someone better than Barbosa. Cmon BC u can do better than this
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calderon/jack/banks
barbosa/belinelli
weems/derozan

undersized speedy team.... i like it
kleiza's being forgotten in all of this, he'll be our starting three. i expect derozan will be the energy guy off of the bench at the 2/3.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This deal is far from shit. Possible best 6th man. Two years. Less than $15m. We shed Hedo's contract. You. Guys. Are. Crazy.
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