On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks came to an agreement on a deal. The Clippers sent veteran forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2017 first round pick to the Bucks in exchange for veteran shooting guard Carlos Delfino, center Miroslav Raduljica and a 2015 second-round pick.
Delfino seems like a good fit for the Clippers but his injuries (he missed the entire 2013-2014 season) will keep him fro making much of an impact. That’s why the Clippers are expected to waive Delfino via the stretch provision.
The Clippers, who are dangerously close to the hard cap, are trying to find a way to add another veteran to their roster.
One player they are reportedly interested in is Charlotte Hornets’ free agent guard Chris Douglas-Roberts. According to Dan Woike of The Orange County Register, the Clippers could also bring veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu back for another season.
If Clippers clear roster space by waiving Delfino (and maybe Raduljica), the team could look at bringing Hedo Turkoglu back.
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) August 27, 2014
After being waived by the Orlando Magic, Turkoglu played in 38 games for the Clippers last season. He put up 3.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 10.3 minutes per game while shooting 38.5% from the field, 44.0% from beyond the arc and 50.0% from the free throw line. In his 14-year career, the 16th-overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft, has played for the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Magic and Clippers. He’s averaged 11.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 42.6% from the floor, 38.2% from three and 78.5% from the charity stripe.
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