As expected, free agent forward Hedo Turkoglu re-signed with the Clippers on Friday for one year and the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million.
Turkoglu, 35, averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 38.5% in 38 games with the Clippers last season after signing in January. The 14-year veteran has averages of 11.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in his career while shooting 42.6%.
“We are happy to welcome Hedo back to the Clippers,” Clippers President of Basketball Operations and Coach Doc Rivers said in a statement. “Hedo is a versatile, veteran presence who contributed to the championship culture we are building in Los Angeles.”
Turkoglu’s signing gives the Clippers 14 players under contract for next season, one short of the league maximum. They are believed to be interested in veteran sharpshooter Ray Allen, who has not decided whether he will retire or play one more season.