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Buyer's remorse for Magic, Raptors?

PER Diem: Jan. 6, 2010

Updated: January 7, 2010, 9:54 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Hedo TurkogluFernando Medina/NBAE/Getty ImagesDoes Orlando wish Hedo was still on its side? He and VC have had mixed results in their new homes.

One of this past offseason's peculiarities was that each conference champion opted not to re-sign its starting small forward, despite solid regular-season production and strong playoff performances from both. The world champion Lakers opted to let Trevor Ariza walk and signed Ron Artest instead, while Eastern Conference winner Orlando let Hedo Turkoglu depart and traded for Vince Carter.

This has been a bit of a reunion week on that front, as the Lakers beat Ariza's Rockets on Tuesday night while the Magic face off against Turkoglu's Raptors on Wednesday. The latter marks Turkoglu's second visit to O-town since heading north this past summer.

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