Hedo Turkoglu-Turkey and Toronto Raptors
Like fellow nominees Marcin Gortat and Pau Gasol, it was a busy year for Hedo Turkoglu. The 2.08m forward made it all the way to the NBA finals with the Orlando Magic and then turned his attention to Poland and EuroBasket 2009. For the Magic Turkoglu averaged 16.8 points, 4.9 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game, teaming up with star Dwight Howard to oust the favored Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. For Turkey his numbers were less impressive but he would ultimately play an important role for a Turkey team that won their first five games and advanced to the Quarter-Finals.