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    Default Turkoglu: Asset or Anchor?

    This is actually a great article from Hoopsworld discussing, or should I say analyzing Hedo's season last year and whether not what we saw last year is what we're to expect from here on out, or if in the right situation he can still flourish.

    If Turkoglu was 20-years-old, this mistake would have been understandable. Young, inexperienced people are going to do things without thinking about how it impacts on their boss. Lots of people leave work early, take a rest and feel better. But they usually know not to show up somewhere later that is going to make it look like they were not really all that sick.

    Turkoglu backed Triano and Colangelo into a corner where they had to respond. No matter what his agent told him the team's response would be, the only course of action left for him at that point was to apologize for embarrassing his coach and live with whatever punishment was dealt out. Turkoglu's actions could not become the standard accepted by the Raptors coaching staff.

    All of what happened with Turkoglu in 2009-10 should be fixable and at least some of it can be blamed on the Raptors organization for failing to treat Turkoglu the same as any other player and over promising what they were prepared to do for him on the court.

    Turkoglu is not the first player to underperform after signing a big free agent deal, to have issues with how he is being used, to make some bad decisions, and complain to the press while suggesting he does not want to return. It would take some serious effort from both Colangelo and Turkoglu, but Turkoglu could be back with the Raptors next season.

    The question will be does either of them want to make the effort? At this point, it does not appear so, but things could cool off over the summer.
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    bing bang boom asset that's settled.
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    Isn't "anchor" usually used as a good thing, as in something like "Chris Paul is the anchor of this team"?
    Subliminal messaging right there

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    Quote Kennay wrote: View Post
    Isn't "anchor" usually used as a good thing, as in something like "Chris Paul is the anchor of this team"?
    Subliminal messaging right there
    not necessarily...a ship cannot move forward when its anchored

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    But you typically hear anchor used more along the lines of holding the ship in place, as in a positive connotation.

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    I agree with the article in that Hedo can still perform well in the right situation.

    But that's not Toronto, so he's an overpriced asset that BC needs to get rid. The only way he's still on the Raptors is if no one will take him.

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