Veteran Hedo Turkoglu doesn’t have a new deal from an NBA team, but Turkoglu isn’t considering playing overseas just yet:
Clippers free agent forward Hedo Turkoglu is not considering playing overseas at the moment and is still hoping to get an NBA camp invite.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) August 4, 2015
Turkoglu has spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, appearing in 100 games over the course of the two years. This past season, the 36-year-old averaged 3.7 points and 1.6 rebounds while shooting 43.2 percent from three in 11.4 minutes per game. As of right now, it doesn’t look like the Clippers are interested in bringing him back.
There was a report that the Sacramento Kings were a possible option:
Free agent Hedo Turkoglu has played 997 career games and wants to hit 1K. Sacramento, w/ pal Vlade Divac, a possibility, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 31, 2015
However, that report was soon refuted:
Being told by league sources that there is no truth to Hedo Turkoglu to #Kings rumors
— Bill Herenda (@billherenda) August 1, 2015
Based on this, Turkoglu’s camp likely floated it out there that he was interested in going to Sacramento, but the team refuted it.
Turkoglu still may get a camp invite somewhere, but his days making an impact in the NBA are over. For teams looking to fill out the end of their roster, taking a chance on a younger player with more upside is a better bet than going with a veteran at the end of the road like Turkoglu.