Apr 29, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Hedo Turkoglu (8) is helped off the court after an offensive foul by Golden State Warriors forward David Lee (10) during the third quarter in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Hedo Turkoglu Hopes to Return for Game 5

Since suffering a hairline fracture to the lower back on a nasty fall, Hedo Turkoglu hasn’t played another game. That was during Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors. One series later as the Clippers are currently playing the Oklahoma City Thunder, the reserve forward hopes to make a return to the court, with Game 5 as the possible return date.

At this point in his career, Hedo Turkoglu is a minimal impact player, with both his offense and defense extremely limited at his older age. But he adds some depth as the Clippers have had to dig deep to find players that can impact the game when Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan are on the floor. He displayed some ability to do so in Game 2 against the Clippers where Turk scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting (3-of-5 from three), his best performance as a Clipper all season.

This postseason, Turkoglu has averaged 3.2 points on 46 percent shooting and 1.0 rebounds in 5 games played.

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