Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NBA [Print without images]

Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Updated: July 8, 11:11 AM ET
Spurs can match Magic offer

ESPN.com news services

Restricted free-agent Hedo Turkoglu and the Orlando Magic and have agreed to a six-year deal worth around $39 million, Turkoglu's agent, Lon Babby, told ESPN Insider's Chad Ford.

Hedo Turkoglu
Guard-Forward
San Antonio Spurs
Profile
2003-2004 SEASON STATISTICS
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%
80 9.2 4.5 1.9 .406 .708

The contract, believed to be for Orlando's full mid-level exception, cannot be signed until July 14, at which point the San Antonio Spurs will have 15 days to match the Magic's offer.

"He's one of the few skill players available at that position," a Magic source told ESPN's David Aldridge about Turkoglu. "We're planning on pushing the ball and running a lot and that's the type of system he flourished in in San Antonio."

In 80 games with San Antonio this past season, the 6-foot-10, 235-pound swing man from Turkey averaged 9.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. Overall, in three seasons with Sacramento and one in San Antonio, he has averaged 7.9 ppg and 3.8 rpg in 301 games.