The youth movement in Orlando that includes small forwards Tobias Harris and Moe Harkless has made veteran Hedo Turkoglu expendable, and with his contract partially-guaranteed in its final year, the Magic are working on a deal to buy him out. Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the team is making progress on the move, and that half of Turkoglu's 2013-14 salary worth $12 million is guaranteed.
Turkoglu has spent most of his NBA career with the Magic. After growing into a contributor with the Sacramento Kings, he joined the Magic in 2004 and soon became a playmaking forward alongside Dwight Howard, helping Orlando to the 2009 NBA Finals.
After that run, however, Turkoglu hit a rocky next few years of his career and signed his current contract with the Toronto Raptors. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns after a single season with Toronto and didn't last a full season before being traded back to the Magic in a trade that included current Phoenix center Marcin Gortat.
Last season, Turkoglu was suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-doping policy.