Turkoglu To Visit Blazers

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Hedo Turkoglu will visit with the Portland
Trail Blazers on Thursday.

In an e-mail to The Associated Press, agent Lon Babby says Turkoglu will be in Portland on Thursday. He did not elaborate.

Turkoglu, who helped Orlando to the NBA finals this past season,
informed the Magic he planned to opt out of his contract last week
when the team acquired Vince Carter from the New Jersey Nets, Babby said earlier.

Turkoglu was due $7.3 million next season in the final year of his $36 million, six-year deal with the Magic. Turkoglu averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists last season.