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Hedo Turkoglu: Outstanding Athlete Or Just Well Coached?

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Taking a look at Hedo Turkoglu's stats over his nine season career, one would agree that this athlete is just a mediocre player in the NBA, averaging just 12.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.7 APG, and shooting 42.8 percent from the field.

If you took a look at his last two seasons on the Orlando Magic however, you would debate whether or not this player is an All-Star.

During the '07'-'08 NBA Season, Stan Van Gundy became the head-coach for the Orlando Magic. In this season, Turkoglu averaged career-highs in PPG (19.5), RPG (5.7), APG (5.0), FG percentage (45.6 percent), and MPG (36.9). He also shot an outstanding 40 percent from the three-point line and 82.9 percent from the charity stripe.

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