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    The talk is getting louder about how badly Hedo Turkoglu has been playing in Toronto this season and questions abound as to when he'll finally start producing like the Raptors have paid him to.

    The fact is, though, that Hedo is basically performing within the averages he set in his time in Orlando and is shooting better from the floor than he did last year for the Magic's Finals-bound squad, so what exactly are people waiting for?

    The fact is that Hedo isn't being given the chance to run the point-forward for Toronto very often, so naturally his production is going to be down slightly over his two final seasons in Orlando when he was made into a full-time starter in that role.

    Considering how rare it is to see him creating with the ball in his hands for this club it's impressive that he's even managing the 14.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 4.0apg that he is. Toronto has basically turned him into a spot-up shooter with occasional opportunities to create and he's probably done about as well as can be expected with such a limited role.
    http://www.tsn.ca/blogs/Tim_Chisholm/?id=302725

    I agree with him. Turk is coming from a team where everything runs through him. Now he doesn't get the ball as much. Another difference is the Howard factor. What do you guys think?
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    Lack of opportunity. Hedo needs the ball in his hands more often and needs more pick and rolls. Then he'll contribute at a level comparable with what he did for Orlando last season. Underutilized ...

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    Agreed. Triano and the coaching staff are clueless. Why not shuffle it up a bit and try something different especially if Calderon is out. Why not try a line up without Jack or Banks on the floor. Put Hedo/Belinelli in there, let Hedo make some plays.

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    The Raptors problems don't start with Turkoglu.

    The problems seem so broad based, they should be put on the COACH.
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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    If you are not part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.
    What is that supposed to mean? Turk is not Peja Stojakovic or Rashard Lewis. He needs the ball in his hands. He cant be stationed in a corner waiting for the golden pass. Im really not sure how he is supposed to have a great influence on the game when he is being used in this fashion.
    Last edited by Raffy15; Fri Dec 18th, 2009 at 10:16 AM.

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    I hear Chisholm, but... Aren't most people's criticisms of Turk related to things that DON'T show up in the boxscore? The "what were you expecting?" argument still holds water, but the 14/5/4 really isn't the issue with him.

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    Quote James wrote: View Post
    I hear Chisholm, but... Aren't most people's criticisms of Turk related to things that DON'T show up in the boxscore? The "what were you expecting?" argument still holds water, but the 14/5/4 really isn't the issue with him.
    My chief complaint with Turkoglu/Triano. Not enough pick 'n