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Smith Told Pritchard Blazers 'Caught A Break' With Turkoglu | RealGM
In a conversation with Blazers' general manager Kevin Pritchard, (Orlando general manager Otis) Smith told Pritchard that he had "caught a break" with Turkoglu signing elsewhere and made it clear the Blazers "weren't missing out on anything," sources tell RealGM's Alex Kennedy.

HEDO TURKOGLU = MVP CANDIDATE?
Turkoglu will define Raps | CANOE -- SLAM! Sports
Last week, Hedo Turkoglu told a Turkish publication that his stated goal for the coming season was to make the all-star team. The Toronto Sun's Frank Zicarelli thinks Turkoglu should aim higher and has the potential to evolve into an MVP candidate. And yes, I laughed hysterically when I read that.

POPS MENSAH-BONSU
Britball - The basketball blog from Mark Woods: 02 absenteeism
Mensah Bonsu, who spent last season with the Toronto Raptors, has remained in the USA to complete contract talks with an un-named NBA team (hopefully named the Raptors).

MENSAH-BONSU TO MISS WARM-UP GAMES | Sporting Life
NBA star Pops Mensah-Bonsu could miss Great Britain's warm-up games for the European Championships at the O2 Arena this weekend as he waits on a new contract with the Toronto Raptors.

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