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Turkoglu Voices Criticism Of Colangelo

Hedo Turkoglu spoke critically of the Raptors organization over the weekend.

“People have to realize something is wrong with that organization and nobody wants to go there anymore,” he said in a phone interview from Turkey. “It’s not just the players who see this.”

Bryan Colangelo recently accused Chris Bosh of quitting on the team during the second half of the 09-10 season.

"It’s funny that people will talk behind your back,” Turkoglu said of Colangelo. “If he was feeling this way, why not have the guts to say it during the season? Why not say it to Chris? Now that Chris has left, it’s not nice to say those things.

“Chris has been a franchise player and he did a lot of good things for the Raptors. I don’t think Chris is the type of player to quit on his teammates.

“I just don’t understand why you would say these things,” he added. “Like I said, that organization has problems

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Fire BC!

Fire BC!

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Bosh

Everybody knows he quit last season. He doesn't play hard at times, more of a stat fluffer Why do you think he went to Miami? He doesn't want to be the man anymore because he lacks the leadership skills to run a team. Bosh is a good 2nd option, never should have been their first.

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Bosh

Everybody knows he quit last season. He doesn't play hard at times, more of a stat fluffer Why do you think he went to Miami? He doesn't want to be the man anymore because he lacks the leadership skills to run a team. Bosh is a good 2nd option, never should have been their first.

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Turk may have a point, but I

Turk may have a point, but I don't think partying the same night that he missed a game due to a "stomach virus" is right either...

Turk wasn't a class act this past season, so it's pretty hypocritical of him to say somebody else has problems.

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its only a matter of time...

before b. colangelo gets canned.... his has tied his ship to bargnani and the 7ft 3pt shooter is going to be really exposed this yr... and at this point for the betterment of the team colangelo has to go... not only does he not know how to build a winning team... he is killing the rep. of the organization now

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turkolu

b.c. has had many years do something but it hasnt happend yet all us raptors fans have witness 3 major rosters make overs now that bosh is gone and we have sum money to work wit maybe we should give some one else a chance. but there is no reason turkolu should be hatin on b.c. becuz he waz the one who genously gave him a 5 yr 52 mill contract and how did he repay himby puting up 11.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.1ag proving al critics right that he wasnt worth it. maybe if he played better than we would hav been a better team, gone to the playoffs, and maybe we still have bosh.

i waz the happiest person when i heard turkolu got traded i thought it waz imposible to trade him, now if only he can move claderon all well have a much imporved devinsive team.

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It was not Hedo's fault that

It was not Hedo's fault that B.C. offered him a contract that was so large, the raptors should have seen that he was not going to be nearly as effective in scoring the ball because the Raptors do not have anyone to draw away attention, I never thought Bosh was a super dominate player who demands a ton of attention, just that he was a super efficient player who usually (when I watched him) ended up doing a lot without anyone really noticing all that much. Did they really think Hedo was the type of player who was ready to transition to a 2nd man role? I think Hedo did his best with the situation he was given, just like he did in Orlando, but I do not blame him for his agent and the Raptors putting him in a bad position.

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I am a Raptor Fan

AND I HATE HEDO TURKOGLU!!

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man as raps fan, believe me

man as raps fan, believe me when i say i hated hedo, but i gotta respect a man that speaks his mind because he is right the raps have problems

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It's funny how he's

It's funny how he's complaining about Colangelo talking behind Chris Bosh's back yet Hedo's talking behind Colangelos back

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At this point it's more like

At this point it's more like he is commenting on the situation not really talking behind his back, it is not like Hedo came out of nowhere an said B.C. was a nannynannypoopoopants and had terrible manners while eating...

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Wait a second what are the

Wait a second what are the Raps problems. I think that the Raps have always had problems but now we are going to be stronger than ever. Candian players are emerging as the best Highschool prospects and not before long we will be having multiple Canadian players drafted in the NBA Draft every year.

Myck Kabongo is my number one example. Here is a premier prospect who has been committed by Rick Barnes and tutoured ever since he was a little pup. The prime meaning of a pass first, team player and a true floor general. Not only6 will he be a leader for Texas but he leads his teamates for the National Level and at the Top Highschool competitions like Pangos type games he leads his team to. He recruits these players we call the best in the class and makes friendships with them. If the NBA gets loaded with players like this, and Toronto lands a superstar who is lso a Canadian the team will go places.

The only thing wrong with the organization IMO is we are the only team in the league who doesnt't play in the U.S.A. Soon with the Canadian emergence of talent that will become our "ADVANTAGE".

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Turkaoglu maybe if you

Turkaoglu maybe if you actaully paid like you were worth your 50 million dollar contract didnt and didnt go to nightclubs pretending to be sick and then go on a Turkish news station and say you want to be traded the Raptors would be more aprecuative of you

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Bosh and Turkoglu

We all knew Bosh quit the Raptors. The way he was presenting himself on Twitter and the way he was having fun with it, you know he was somewhat playing with the emotions of Raptor fans. BC did everything that was logical last offseason by signing a guy who was playing stellar for the Magic. He wanted to know one last run with Bosh and tried to show him he was dedicated to winning. But BC should have knew that Turkoglu is aging and he was amazing in his contract year.

I don't know why Turkoglu is even talking, he was the biggest flop ever and will be boo-ed so bad when Phoenix comes to Toronto. He is talking trash on the other side of the planet, that says a lot about him talking behind BC's back.

Fire BC and hire Kevin Pritchard? hopefully that happens!

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People keep acting like it

People keep acting like it was Hedo's fault that someone offered him a 50 million $ contract to play for their team, then tried to make him into a 2nd option, which he will never be more than a fourth option on a team with championship caliber talent. Why do we blame players for bad contracts? Did we really think that Hedo had what it takes to turn into a premier scorer in the league and be that go to player from outside?

Do people really think that Hedo had the capabilities to play a lot better, but he wanted to be hated and thought of as a failure so he did not try to play well?

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yes they do think he could

yes they do think he could play better and going to nightclub insead of a game isnt exactly putting in your best effort and trying your best to earn the money

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derozan and davis in back to

derozan and davis in back to back drafts, i think colangelo is finally wising up and is getting some actual athletes instead of a bunch of finnesse players.

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Toronto

Toronto's biggest problem: Getting out from the bottom of the Eastern Conference

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Yes Hedo made a stupid and

Yes Hedo made a stupid and selfish decision to go to that club, but are we seriously basing our entire "WE HATE HEDO" argument off of one night?

I think the real reason the Raptors fans are angry is not because Hedo went to a night club, or because Bosh did not play hard enough but rather because they really felt like they had a shot to put together a winning team when they signed Hedo. They saw a lineup of:

PG: Calderon, a descent PG who has shown flashes of being a true floor general
SG: Derozen, a promising young draft pick who could become great
SF: Hedo, great perimeter scorer who will stretch the D.
PF: Bosh, a multiple time all-star and our franchise player
C: Brag, a lot of promise for a young big

But what happened to that lineup that they hoped would vault them into a top 5 team in the east and possibly a deep playoff run? It fell apart, why? Because you cannot base your expectations on a best case scenario, or you will probably be disappointed. What actually turned into their lineup was.

PG: Calderon, still has yet to take that next step from descent to good PG.
SG: Derozen, was a few years away from coming into his own.
SF: Hedo, was never going to be a 2nd option just because he put up good #'s as a 4th on Orlando.
PF: Bosh, was not sure about staying and put even in less effort when things started to go south
C: Brag, not going to keep up defensively with other centers in the NBA so he leaves a huge hole in the middle on D.

I think the Raptors preformed to about where they should have, I think if Bosh and Turk would have put in more effort towards the end of last season then they would have made the playoffs, but Bosh still would have left and Hedo still would be hated by fans for not living up to their dreams.

I think that if you are a Raptors fans you need to step back and say to yourself; last year did not work, but who was it really that put us in that position, who was it that failed, again, to give Bosh a reason to stay? And let me give you a hint, that answer is not Hedo Turkoglu.

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