Turkoglu expected to join Clippers on Grammy trip
JAN 15, 2014 9:18p ET
"We do anticipate signing him, at least we hope," Rivers said before the Clippers played the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. "Nothing's official until it's official, as you know."
"I usually don't say stuff, but everyone pretty much knows. But it's not done."
Rivers has indicated an interest in Turkoglu for a while. The 6-foot-10 player was waived Jan. 3 by the Orlando Magic without playing a game. Last season, he served a 20-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Rivers said he would address Turkoglu's past issues once he's signed.
"You always address it when you bring guys in," he said. "You talk to them about anything that's happened in his past. Not only just that, but he was in Orlando and didn't play. Every guy we bring in. That's nothing new."