He is not Michael Jordan. Nor is he LeBron James. But Hedo Turkoglu, known as the "Turkish Jordan" (which could be comparable to being named the valedictorian of summer school) could be a difference maker in Chicago.
Turkoglu is doing all he can to carry the Orlando Magic into one of the biggest upsets in NBA Playofff history. But this all comes with a price ... a price Magic management might not be able to afford.
Hedo apparently exercised his option to be an unrestricted free agent after this season. New GM Gar Forman needs to make the Bulls a better team.
Am I the only one that sees a match made in heaven?
Adding Turkoglu would allow the Bulls to let Ben Gordon walk away without losing much in the scoring department while adding size. Listed at 6-foot-10 with the ball-handling skills of what Chicago fans might consider the old-school Scottie Pippen "point forward" spot.
At 6-10, Turkoglu can see over most small forwards, and could facilitate moving the 6-foot-6 John Salmons to the two guard slot. In addition to that, Turkoglu could be flexible enough to play the two guard or even the power forward slot in a small-quick line-up.
Obviously, this is all speculation based on the Bulls' need for improvement at that position and the possibility that a player like that is available in the open market. And would probably be contingent on Turkoglu's willingness to come to Chicago and the Bulls' ability to shed the black hole of a contract owned by Luol Deng.
This summer, the Bulls' top priority should be giving star point guard Derrick Rose another option on offense. Preferably one that can score at will and shoot the 3-ball.
And if it's Turk, it just might work.