Magic to Waive Harrington, Turkoglu?
Orlando Magic forwards Al Harrington and Hedo Turkoglu said they don’t expect the Magic to keep them beyond this offseason.
Harrington is due $7.15 million in 2013-14 and $7.6 million in 2014-15, but his salary in each of those seasons is only half-guaranteed. So if the Magic waive him this summer, the team would owe him about $3.6 million for 2013-14 and $3.8 million for 2014-15.
The Magic love Harrington’s professionalism, but at 33 years old he doesn’t fit into their long-term plans. The team likely will try to trade him before they waive him.
Turkoglu, 34, is due to earn $12 million in 2013-14, but only half of that salary is guaranteed. Turkoglu has minimal trade value, and if the team can’t find a taker for him by the draft, the team likely will waive him.