Wed Jan 27th, 2010, 02:50 PM
The reality of Turkgolu
Ok let's get back to reality: Turkgolu is a 6''10 player who is shooting worse than many guards (42.7%; 12.3ppg) over his career. He is a good passer (2.9 assists career) and spotup 3pt shooter (38.5% career). He had one all-star caliber season in Orlando, a team that has enough scorers so that he could be the teams primary playmaker.
Now this is my beef about Raptors fans: Turkgolu has been playing SLIGHTLY below his career averages this season (40.1%fg; 12.5ppg but 3pt % 38.5 and 4.5 assists).
So why get all hot and bothered when a guy who is a career role player (28mins ppg) is asked to be basically the second scoring option behind Bosh? Obviously he was never that good to begin with.
And then comes the issue of trading Calderon for a starting SG. The majority of people here seem to be against it. Maybe they think that Turkgolu will step up and replicate his one 19.5ppg season. But let me tell you, a team with 4pgs (Banks, Calderon, Jack, Turkgolu) and no real starting scorers at the SG or SF position is never going to win anything.
Last edited by dagon420; Wed Jan 27th, 2010 at 02:55 PM.
Wed Jan 27th, 2010, 04:09 PM
one of the worst posts ive seen in a while. congrats. by the way, you got it all wrong.
Wed Jan 27th, 2010, 05:47 PM
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Wed Jan 27th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Wed Jan 27th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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The situation is simple AB, Derozan & Jack are the future & Bosh, Jose & Turk need to get traded LOL no actually I'm serious.
Wed Jan 27th, 2010, 06:30 PM
We're holding him to higher expectations than "slightly below his career averages" because we're paying him more money than he's ever made in his career. Sounds fair to me. I think fans would even be OK with the numbers if it looked like he gave true effort out there (especially on defense). If he does that, his critics will be quieter.
Wed Jan 27th, 2010, 09:39 PM
I just don't think he is capable of playing above his averages because there is no Howard and Lewis to hide his weaknesses. And even then he only had two seasons above 42.2% shooting. We paid 10 mil for a great role player.
Thu Jan 28th, 2010, 01:00 PM
While i'm not fully advocating this move, what about the possibility of relegating Turk to 6th man status. Assuming Derozan is healthy of course, we run out an athletic/defensive line up of Jack, Derozan, Wright/Weems, Bosh and Andrea. Turk still gets his minutes, but he gets to run against second units and be the primary playmaker along side Calderon.
I just haven't seen any chemistry Turk has with Bosh and Bargs. Maybe with Jose/Marco out there as shooters to spread the floor, he has more room to operate without Bosh/Bargs clogging up the elbow/paint. We