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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward | #1

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 216
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PHI
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Evan Turner said that a starting role has not been promised.
Turner reportedly signed with Portland with a promise that he'd be the team's starting small forward, but apparently head coach Terry Stotts is going to make him earn it during training camp and preseason. That being said, with Turner's primary competition going by the names of Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless, it would be surprising to see him not win that competition. As a starter for Portland, Turner will have the opportunity to produce late mid-round value. Jul 7 - 4:39 PM

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Evan Turner has officially signed his free agent deal with the Trail Blazers.

Turner's deal becomes official on Thursday and the swingman will now have an opportunity to start for the Blazers. While he doesn't have elite fantasy value, Turner had a chance of returning mid-round value if he's able to land a starting job with Portland.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 7 - 1:30 PM

Evan Turner was told he will start next to Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum next year.

That means the chances of the Blazers retaining Moe Harkless have dropped -- they could still keep Allen Crabbe. The Blazers also have Al-Farouq Aminu, who really stepped up on a bargain of a contract. Turner can't space the floor quite like Allen Crabbe can, so it's an interesting fit to see where he fits in coach Terry Stotts' offense. His usage rate should be fairly small in the first unit with his primary responsibility coming on the defensive end.
Jul 1 - 4:35 PM

Evan Turner has agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Blazers were in hot pursuit of Chandler Parsons, but quickly turned their attention towards Turner once Parsons agreed to a deal with the Grizzlies. Turner will compete with Al-Farouq Aminu for the starting small forward job, but it's hard to imagine him not having a significant role due to the size of the contract. Additionally, this deal may make it tough for the Blazers to re-sign both Allen Crabbe and Moe Harkless.
Jul 1 - 3:25 PM

According to ESPN's Frank Isola, Evan Turner is "gaining traction" with the Knicks.

The Knicks are basically a lock to sign Joakim Noah, so they will now look to address their need at shooting guard. Isola hinted that the Knicks prefer Turner and Courtney Lee over Eric Gordon, but said that it will all come down to money. Turner has been linked to several different teams including the Lakers, Pelicans, Bulls and Celtics, so he's looking at some serious money.
Jul 1 - 1:26 PM

According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, the Lakers are interested in free agent forward Evan Turner.

Additionally, the interest is said to be mutual. Turner is drawing a ton of interest and has been linked to the Pelicans, Bulls, Knicks and Celtics, so he's going to get a serious paycheck. In terms of fantasy value, the Lakers would be a great spot for Turner given their lack of depth on the wings.
Jul 1 - 1:12 AM

The Pelicans reportedly have "strong interest" in signing unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.

Turner will reportedly be pursued by the Bulls, Knicks, Lakers, Celtics and Pelicans this offseason. He should be able to earn meaningful minutes with any of the aforementioned clubs, but the Celtics may present him with the best opportunity to produce as he already has a defined role with head coach Brad Stevens.
Jun 30 - 3:43 PM

According to Sporting News, the Bulls are interested in Evan Turner.

Turner has previously said that he would like to re-sign with Boston, but he might be a little too expensive for Danny Ainge. We already know that the Knicks are also interested in Turner, but both New York and Chicago would be decent spots for him to have fantasy value. According to Mercury News, the Warriors could also have some interest in Turner.
Jun 24 - 1:07 PM

The New York Knicks are expected to pursue Evan Turner in free agency, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

Kennedy reports that league sources believe the Knicks are interested in Turner and that the interest is mutual Turner has previously said he would be open to a hometown discount with the the Celtics after resurrecting his career in Boston, but a larger offer might be too enticing to pass up. Turner averaged 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.0 steals in 2015-16 and could see a boost in fantasy value if he's able to land a starting job.
Jun 7 - 9:13 AM

Evan Turner said the mid-range shot is the future of the NBA.

"The mid-range is where the money’s at, man," Turner said. "I think the three-point shot opens up the court and everything like that, but [Michael Jordan] and all those great players made all of their money out of the mid-range." Most basketball people would disagree. Mid-range shots aren't fouled as much while 3-pointers have better efficiency overall on average, so he's in the minority here. Turner is coming off a very nice season and is looking to get paid this summer.
Source: Complex
Jun 6 - 11:55 PM

Evan Turner said that he'd be open to giving the Celtics a hometown discount in free agency.

"Of course," he said. "I joke with people, this is the first time I left an exit interview and the team wanted me back. I don’t take that lightly, you know what I’m saying? At the end of the day, I’m grateful for that." Being open to the idea of taking less money is one thing, but actually doing it is another item entirely, especially when there may be more lucrative offers on the table. Turner should get plenty of interest on the open market, so his return to Boston is not guaranteed.
Source: CSN NE
May 16 - 10:38 AM

Evan Turner said that Brad Stevens "rekindled my fire for the game."

"Brad's definitely helped me grow as a player in regards to seeing things in a bigger-picture format," Turner said. "I think he's definitely helped us all becoming better pros and doing the little things. Everybody in this locker room he's always trying to put in positions to succeed so I definitely appreciate that and most importantly off the court he's a great friend and a great guy." Despite holding a treasure chest filled with assets, there's little doubt Brad Stevens is Boston's most valuable chip in a growing stack.
May 2 - 10:29 AM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens told Evan Turner that he wants him back in Boston next season.

"Coach [Stevens] definitely said [he wants me back]," said Turner. "He said he’ll be pushing for me and everything like that. And that’s pretty much it. But there’s a lot of stuff that’s going on right now. I understand it. And I understand what’s going to occur, with the draft picks and the young guys trying to develop and trying to get a superstar, stuff like that. I definitely comprehend it." The Celtics may try to land a star this summer and have a stockpile of draft picks to use, so Turner won't be their top priority even though they want to re-sign him.
Source: ESPN Boston
May 1 - 10:22 AM

Evan Turner indicated that his positive experience in Boston will play heavily into his decision as a free agent this summer.

"It’s definitely going to play a lot," Turner said. "Players definitely play their best when they’re happy. Most importantly, I found a situation and coach that tended to myself, and my teammates, to what they do well." Regardless of what Turner decides, he's going to get a serious raise this summer after a promising postseason with averages 13.2 points, 5.7 boards, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals.
Source: Telegram
Apr 29 - 10:05 AM

Evan Turner's solid series ended on a down note during a loss to the Hawks on Thursday, making 4-of-17 from the field for eight points with seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 37 minutes.

He was a big part of the rotation due to Avery Bradley (hamstring) going down. Turner surpassed most expectations to help his value heading into free agency, especially late in the season and in the postseason. In his 12 starts this regular season, Turner averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.6 treys. Several teams will be after The Villain.
Apr 28 - 10:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
SF1Evan Turner
2Jake Layman
3Luis Montero
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Meyers Leonard
3Moe Harkless
4Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli