Hedo Turkoglu signs with Clippers

It’s official: The Clippers signed veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu Thursday after doing enough to impress Coach Doc Rivers in a workout last week.
The 34-year-old Turkoglu last played for Orlando but hit a bump in his career last season when he was suspended for 20 games for testing positive for a banned substance.
Rivers said that signing Turkoglu doesn’t necessarily reflect the Clippers are signing players for a certain need other than finding the best players available.
“He’s another shooter,” Rivers said. “Sometimes you don’t bring in a guy because someone else is not doing something, you bring a guy in because he does something that our other guys do as well. He’s another shooter, he can space the floor, he’s very skilled and we’d like to take advantage of that.”
In his 13-year career, Turkolgu has averaged 11.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game and is a 38.2 percent 3-point shooter. He joins the team today in New York, where the Clippers start a seven-game road trip.

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