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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 205
College: Ohio State
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Evan Turner scored 10 points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.
While he did add his eighth block of the season tonight, Turner was fairly ordinary in the win. He's probably not going to start much longer with Marcus Smart ready to roll. Turner doesn't have enough upside to grab in standard leagues, but give him a look in points formats. Dec 20 - 12:09 AM

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Evan Turner will start at point guard against the Wolves on Friday.

Marcus Smart (Achilles) might not be at 100 percent, so there should be a lot of playing time headed Turner's way. Coach Brad Stevens has the Celtics running at the fastest pace in the league, so there is a nice opportunity for Turner in a daily league. His value in season-long formats is also intriguing, but his upside is not as high as Smart's.
Dec 19 - 5:39 PM

Evan Turner started for injured Avery Bradley on Friday and scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes.

Turner is not a good fantasy asset even when he's getting minutes so owners can ignore him outside of daily formats.
Dec 13 - 12:26 AM

Evan Turner will start for the Celtics in place of Avery Bradley.

He will likely share the minutes at shooting guard with Marcus Thornton. Bradley does have 30.0 minutes per game on the season, so there should be some playing time to go around. Turner is worth a look as a plug-and-play.
Dec 12 - 6:49 PM

Evan Turner did not score on Wednesday during a 96-87 loss on Wednesday with three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

He had an 18-point outburst on Monday and coach Brad Stevens played him down the stretch against the Wizards in that one, but that was obviously a fluke. Turner's per-minute production has been sub-par, so he's going to need a lot to happen in order to have fantasy value in most leagues.
Dec 10 - 11:07 PM

Evan Turner scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and two threes in 39 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Turner vaults into a 12-team value on the year with this whopper of a line, but chances are he'll be a deep league asset at best when things even out. He's averaging 22.8 minutes, 9.2 points, 3.9 boards, 3.4 assists and hitting 92.3 percent of his foul shots. As usual, he's hitting just a combined 1.5 steals, blocks and threes per game on the year.
Dec 9 - 12:02 AM

Evan Turner played 23 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Jeff Green was in a little bit of foul trouble, but Turner did play well and made Doug McDermott look like a rookie a couple times. Turner is still going to need some sort of injury to the starting unit in order to have fantasy value in standard leagues.
Nov 28 - 3:49 PM

Evan Turner provided a spark for Boston's second unit with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in just 14 minutes.

Turner deserves some plaudits for embracing a reserve role with the Celts, but his fantasy value is severely limited by just 21.2 minutes per game. He belongs on the waiver wire, especially since his role will shrink further once Marcus Smart (ankle) gets back on the court.
Nov 23 - 8:26 PM

Evan Turner moved back to the bench against the Thunder on Wednesday with four points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 21 minutes.

He's been a favorite of coach Brad Stevens, but there is just not room for him with Jeff Green playing well. Turner's per-minute averages have been brutal, so he's not worth owning while the Celtics are healthy.
Nov 12 - 10:53 PM

Evan Turner said on Saturday that while he would prefer to start, he would accept any role the Celtics give him.

"I've been blessed with enough gifts to have an opportunity to figure that out," Turner said. "It's just easier to get into a flow as a starter, when it comes to certain situations. But I don’t worry about that. It'll work itself out." Turner drew the start Saturday with Rajon Rondo (hand) and Marcus Smart(ankle) out and managed to score 19 points with five boards, six assists, and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes. However, Rondo is expected back Wednesday so Turner will head back to the bench, though he could still pick up some extra minutes while Smart recovers from his injury. Turner is strictly a deep league asset for now.
Source: HoopsRumors
Nov 9 - 10:24 AM

Evan Turner started at point guard against the Bulls on Saturday, turning in a line of 19 points, five rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

Rajon Rondo (hand) will be ready to go following tonight, so Turner won't be looking at this much responsibility. Although, coach Brad Stevens really likes him and he could find himself getting more run on the wing, especially with Marcus Smart (ankle) out for multiple weeks.
Nov 9 - 12:10 AM

Evan Turner will start in place of Rajon Rondo (hand) on Saturday night against the Bulls.

Coach Brad Stevens is a big fan of Turner and he could get a nice chunk of minutes as the ball handler. The Bulls didn't look great against the Sixers last night, so Turner may be an option in fantasy leagues. He's worth a look in daily fantasy leagues, as well.
Nov 8 - 6:33 PM

Evan Turner filled the stat sheet against the Nets on Wednesday with 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

With Rajon Rondo good to go, Turner is not a very alluring fantasy add in most leagues. Interestingly, he had a block tonight, which he didn't do until Dec. 29 last season. If someone goes down due to injury at almost any spot, it'll help Turner's fantasy value.
Oct 29 - 11:55 PM

Evan Turner went 1-of-9 from the field during Sunday's first ever 44-minute NBA game.

He scored three points and didn't do much else with one rebound, one assist and two steals to go along with three turnovers. It is this kind of inefficiency that scares fantasy owners away and even with the promise of playing time by coach Brad Stevens, Turner is nothing more than a late-round flier.
Oct 19 - 5:24 PM

Evan Turner is happy to be starting the 2014-15 season with Boston, and is looking to carve out a role early with his new team.

"For sure, for sure it’s about finding the right fit in this league," Turner said. "Because I started [here with Boston] at the start of the year, I have the opportunity to carve out my niche with my teammates." Brad Stevens likes what he's seen from Turner so far, and has said that he "has to play." Turner has also had some increased opportunity this preseason with Rajon Rondo (hand) out, and Jeff Green sidelined for the first four games. It's unclear just how many minutes Turner will average this season, especially once Rondo returns, but it looks like he could cut into some of Jeff Green's time. Because Turner isn't a great shooter (career 42.7 percent from the field), doesn't hit 3s, and doesn't offer much defensive stats, he should be viewed as a late-round flier at best in standard leagues.
Oct 19 - 11:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Jameer Nelson
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Jae Crowder
4Gerald Wallace
5James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk
3Brandan Wright