Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:26 pm EDT
Hedo Turkoglu has already crapped out in Toronto
By Kelly Dwyer
He was never that great.
He was good, I guess, but save for one year at age 28 (most players' peak season), he just wasn't too good. Average, sure. Very good on some nights, but average as an average. And nobody bothered to pay attention.
Well, some did. John Hollinger. Otis Smith. Various bloggers and scribes. But beyond that? Hedo Turkoglu(notes) was on TV a lot, and for some reason this changes things. He was on TV constantly starting from his time as a youngster with the Sacramento Kings (who were put on national TV more than anyone else in the early part of the 21st century), through a spell with the Spurs and then onto Dwight Howard's(notes) Orlando Magic. It made a difference.
Then he played 24 playoff games for the Magic last season, most of them not on NBA TV, and man? That was all she wrote.