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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward | #1

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PHI
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Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Evan Turner, Al-Farouq Aminu and Jusuf Nurkic will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.
Turner is getting over his toe injury and he will have a small metal plate in his shoe to protect this injury. It's also mildly interesting that Jusuf Nurkic is starting again after getting owned all series. Expect Turner and Shabazz Napier to play more minutes with Moe Harkless out. Apr 21 - 4:21 PM

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Evan Turner (toe) is available to play vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

He'll almost certainly be starting with the Blazers needing someone to replace Moe Harkless. Besides Turner, Shabazz Napier could see some additional run and he may even be a candidate to start because the Blazers need to make some changes. Turner would be risky to play in DFS, but he has options.
Apr 21 - 3:32 PM

Moe Harkless (left knee) and Evan Turner (right toe) are both questionable for Game 4 against the Pelicans on Saturday.

Turner looked to have gone through portions of practice on Friday, so he may have a shot to play after sitting out for Game 3. The Blazers are going to need help on offense from players not named Damian Lillard because Dame continues to get trapped. Turner could be a DFS play, but not being 100 percent makes him risky.
Apr 20 - 3:16 PM

Evan Turner (toe) will not play in Game 3 on Thursday.

That means we'll see more of Moe Harkless in his second game back from a minor knee procedure. Shabazz Napier and Pat Connaughton should also see a few extra minutes, but Harkless is the guy to target in DFS today.
Apr 19 - 6:54 PM

Evan Turner (toe contusion) is questionable for Game 3 against the Pelicans on Thursday.

He is not having a good series despite Rajon Rondo guarding him for 58 possessions. If Turner can't play, that could open up more minutes for Moe Harkless, who quietly has been one of the best Blazers in the last two months excluding his knee injury. Pat Connaughton and Shabazz Napier should also play slightly more.
Apr 18 - 3:30 PM

Evan Turner suffered a right toe contusion in the second half on Tuesday and did not return for the Blazers.

If he's out for Game 3, it means more goodies for guys like Al-Farouq Aminu, Moe Harkless, who returned from knee surgery and a 10-game absence tonight, and possibly Shabazz Napier, who didn't play tonight. Turner finished with zero points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals on 0-for-6 shooting in 20 minutes and should be considered questionable for Thursday's Game 3.
Apr 18 - 12:28 AM

Evan Turner tied his season-high with four steals during Wednesday's home win vs. the Jazz, adding four points on 2-of-6 shooting, four rebounds, one block and one assist in 28 minutes.

Turner has now recorded at least one steal in three straight games, which is the second time all season that's happened. His lack of statistical versatility precedes him, of course, so we're not reading into the recent upswing in defense. His role could also be dented with Moe Harkless (knee) potentially returning within the next week.
Apr 12 - 1:23 AM

Evan Turner ended Saturday's 116-105 loss at San Antonio with 18 points across 32 minutes.

Turner was a very efficient 8-of-12 from the field, including 1-of-2 from behind the 3-point line, and he added 1-of-1 from the charity stripe. In addition, he doled out four assists with two steals while turning it over just once. The Blazers need complementary players to step up if they're going to have success in the playoffs, as Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum cannot do it on their own.
Apr 8 - 12:01 AM

Evan Turner made 7-of-9 shots for 17 points on Sunday, with two 3-pointers and one turnover, but he didn't have any rebounds, assists, steals or blocks in 22 minutes.

This is an extreme version of Turner's typically hollow fantasy lines. Despite a reliable 25.5 minutes per game, the veteran is averaging a modest 8.1 points, 0.5 threes, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.4 blocks. Those stats aren't going to improve at age 30 next season.
Apr 1 - 11:34 PM

Evan Turner was quiet on Wednesday with five points, four rebounds and one block in 30 minutes, going 2-of-9 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line.

Moe Harkless (knee) will miss a minimum of two weeks, which should result in a string of starts for Turner, but most owners can leave him on the wire. In 32 previous starts, he's averaged a modest 9.4 points, 0.7 threes, 3.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks, which isn't enough for value in standard leagues.
Mar 28 - 11:16 PM

Evan Turner started for Moe Harkless (knee surgery) on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans, scoring 14 points (5-of-10 FGs, 2-of-3 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and two triples in 36 minutes.

Turner is looking at a significant bump in value, as Harkless likely won't return during the regular season and Damian Lillard (paternity) will miss Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies. Turner gets a 3.9 usage rate bump with Lillard off the floor and should easily eclipse the 30-minute mark once again on Wednesday in a great matchup. With three more games this week, Turner is a decent low-end pickup, but Shabazz Napier is probably a better streamer on Wednesday.
Mar 27 - 10:52 PM

Evan Turner will start in place of Moe Harkless (knee) Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

Turner returned to the lineup on Sunday after dealing with a back injury and finished with just two points in 14 minutes. Turner has started 31 games this season and is averaging 9.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27.0 minutes over those 31 starts.
Mar 27 - 6:45 PM

Evan Turner (low back soreness) was able to play 14 minutes in Sunday's game at Oklahoma City, finishing with two points.

Turner hit just 1-of-4 from the field, including 0-of-1 from behind the 3-point line, and he added one rebound with two turnovers. It was an ugly game for E.T., and perhaps his sore lower back to blame. At least his back held up enough during a fracas, as Turner came to the aid of Terrance Ferguson before exchanging words with Russell Westbrook. He received a technical foul for his troubles, but no ejection. Turner is a question mark for fantasy owners in deeper leagues heading into the upcoming week, but since the Blazers have four games on tap he should be deployed as usual.
Mar 25 - 10:18 PM

Evan Turner (low back soreness) will play vs. the Thunder on Sunday.

Turner was listed as probable and his status was never truly in doubt, but this confirms that he's good to go. Deploy him as usual in deeper leagues.
Mar 25 - 5:37 PM

Evan Turner (low back soreness) is probable against the Thunder on Sunday.

He was probable for Friday and he still logged 22 minutes in a loss to the Celtics. Expect a similar workload in this important game for playoff positioning.
Mar 24 - 4:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Wade Baldwin
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Pat Connaughton
3C.J. Wilcox
4Brandon Rush
SF1Evan Turner
2Moe Harkless
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Ed Davis
3Zach Collins
4Meyers Leonard
5Georgios Papagiannis