By: David Alter

Midway through his first season in Toronto, Hedo Turkoglu hasn’t really been lights out in terms of numbers or his comfort level.  In fact, his average points is at its lowest it has been since the 03-04 season at 13.1.

Turkoglu says through the second half of the season, perhaps having more of an aggressive state of mind might go a long way.

“All I have to is keep myself ready and try to be more aggressive and try to get myself more out from the get-go” says Turkoglu.  “Hopefully they will stretch me out throughout the game and hopefully I will feel much better.”

Turkoglu missed Wednesday’s practise as he nursed a sore back.  He was back on the floor on Thursday and will not miss any time.

Bosh vs. N.Y.

For the most part, Chris Bosh hasn’t really had to address his future beyond this year.

But as the Raptors head to New York, he will no doubt be surrounded by questions filled with trade rumours and all sorts of speculation.

Bosh says New York is like everywhere else, but magnified.

“A lot of people covered the Knicks, there are lots of papers, lots of channels, lots of everything in New York” says Bosh.

Bosh also says he doesn’t know of any specific media requests yet, but he will treat this trip like any other.

7 Responses to “Turkoglu Still Not Comfortable”
  1. 1.

    B.C. has always stated that the priority is to resign Bosh. To that end, the only way I see this team getting substantially better so that Bosh would want to stay, is if they parlay Jose & another piece to a team that has a good 2 guard and is in need of a PG help. The other option as B.C. has alluded to when he said the time was right, was to go to management request going over the cap. Any thoughts?

    - O.J.
  2. 2.

    Hedo Turkoglu for Vince Carter?

    - Raps Fan
  3. 3.

    for all that pay, he better get comfortable.

    - TomGfromBrampton
  4. 4.

    Hedo, stop talkin’ and get playin’

    You need to discuss this with your coach and team mates before the press.

    3 seven footers on their game will be a force.

    - Gary
  5. 5.

    Regarding Hedo and “not feeling comfortable” — please tell me this is all a joke. ‘Cause his effort level has been an utter joke. Another brilliant transaction by Bryan Colangelo, to stack on top of the growing pile.

    About Turkoglu for Carter — please, please, please Raps Fan…tell me that is also a joke. ‘Cause Vince Carter is about as much of a winner as the Raptors have been for the past 15 years. Talk about a complete utter waste of talent. He has accomplished so little in his lengthy career and would do absolutely nothing to improve this team.

    Regarding Bosh — as I’ve said so many times before, I’d be shocked if he didn’t resign with Toronto. But, I’d also be shocked if he didn’t (quietly) request a trade at some point during the first two years of his contract.

    Bosh is a nice player. But, with his skill set, he DEFINITELY needs a legitimate All Star to play with. He just doesn’t do enough to be able to carry a team on his own. Not at his position. And not with his lack of size.

    But, I just don’t see him leaving that extra $25 million sitting on the table. It seems the only max free agents that sign with “other” teams are those that are approaching their peak or already at it. At Bosh’s age, he has 6-8 more good years left, at the least.

    - brento.
  6. 6.

    Hey, Brento

    VC is only guy I can think of that it can work for both sides! Like, the Magic need Hedo because the he Hogs the ball and the Raptors need a guy who will take the shot and will go inside other than Bosh so, Carter is the guy I can think of but, if you have someone else that the Raps can swing a trade than tell me!

    - Raps Fan
  7. 7.

    Wow…I am surprised there is still an NBA fan who thinks Vince Carter is worth anything more than a bucket of tears and a bandaid from his mama.

    Are you serious? Did you ever watch Vince Carter play? Did you say he plays BOTH sides? My oh my, I have no idea who you’ve been watching all these years.

    Are you sure you aren’t talking about Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan, John Stockton or Hakeem the Dream? ‘Cause the only defense I’ve seen Vince Carter play is the move he made to stop his NC diploma from falling on the ground after he skipped Raps playoffs practice!!

    That guy had so much talent, but absolutely nothing to show for it. No scoring titles, no division titles, no MVPs, no NBA Finals, No NBA Championships.

    No onions.

    Nothin’ but bruised kneecaps from falling on the ACC floor.

    - brento.
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