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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Ohio State
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Evan Turner will get another start vs. Orlando on Wednesday with the Pacers resting three of their five starters.
Turner led Indy with 23 points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds and nine assists when he started last Wednesday, so he stands out as a plug-and-play option in the Pacers' season finale. He will return to his usual reserve role in the postseason. Apr 15 - 2:41 PM

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Evan Turner started as the Pacers rested all five regulars on Wednesday, and hit 9-of-18 shots and three 3-pointers for 23 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists in a crucial win over the Bucks.

Turner was great tonight and props to you if you picked him up and got him into a lineup tonight. We see almost no way the Pacers can go to Miami on Friday and not try to win the game, as they currently hold a 1/2 game lead for the No. 1 seed in the East. And if they do, Turner should return to his bench role, meaning he won't be worth using in that one. Stay tuned.
Apr 9 - 11:39 PM

Evan Turner will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks with all five regular starters resting.

His numbers with the Pacers are not very good, averaging 6.6 points, 2.9 boards, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.1 blocks and 0.3 triples on 39.4 percent from the field in 20.0 minutes. Turner was hit or miss in his two games vs. the Bucks while with the Sixers earlier this year, scoring 27 points on Nov. 22 and 10 points on Dec. 21. He's worth a look in standard leagues tonight, especially with his usage rate at 31.9 during his 43 minutes on the court with all five Pacers starters on the bench this season.
Apr 9 - 2:11 PM

Evan Turner has begun working more with renowned basketball trainer Mike Penberthy.

"In Philly, I couldn’t really work with him like I wanted to because I was going like 40 minutes a night, but different rotations [here], different situations. I thought it was ideal to take that opportunity and take advantage," said Turner. Turner could certainly use some help in the jump shooting department as he's shot just 41.4 percent from the field with the Pacers, and just 36 percent on shots coming from 16-23 feet. Poor shooting percentages and a lack of peripheral stats have really limited Turner's fantasy appeal.
Mar 30 - 10:55 AM

Evan Turner came off the bench to hit 8-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 20 points, five rebounds and two assists in an OT win over the Pistons.

He was a great pickup for the Pacers at the trade deadline and spent a lot of time at point guard tonight, as George Hill was in foul trouble in the second half. But don't get too excited, as Turner had scored a total of 18 points in his previous four games.
Mar 15 - 10:48 PM

Evan Turner came up empty again in Sunday's road loss, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting in 25 minutes off the Pacers' bench.

C.J. Watson (elbow) was unavailable but that hardly explains how awful Indy's bench played -- the entire second unit combined for four points on 1-of-9 shooting. It's too risky to rely on Turner in standard leagues right now, let alone guys like Luis Scola, Rasual Butler, Ian Mahinmi and Donald Sloan.
Mar 9 - 11:10 PM

Evan Turner came off the bench to hit 9-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, two rebounds and five assists in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Bobcats.

Turner didn't even score against the Warriors on Tuesday, but with Paul George going 0-of-9 tonight and the Pacers starters looking lethargic, Turner was able to give them a meaningless spark off the bench. Turner is playing pretty well since the trade, but we're afraid that nights like he had on Tuesday will be more frequent than the strong line he posted on Wednesday.
Mar 5 - 10:10 PM

Evan Turner did not score against the Warriors on Tuesday with three rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

He had a couple nice games in the scoring department with 11.5 points per game over his last four. However, Turner totaled just one block, one steal and one triple in that span, which shows how low his upside is in fantasy leagues. George Hill coming back obviously knocks Turner from fantasy consideration in almost any league.
Mar 4 - 10:50 PM

Evan Turner came off the bench to hit 8-of-14 shots for 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes on Saturday.

He spent time at point guard with George Hill out with a shoulder injury and starter C.J. Watson struggling. Turner is coming on and averaging 12.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 24 minutes per in his three games with the Pacers, but is still a shaky fantasy play while coming off Indy's bench. He saw some extra minutes and time at point guard with Hill out tonight.
Mar 1 - 10:56 PM

Evan Turner came off the bench and had 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in his Pacers debut on Tuesday.

This was a nice start to his career in Indy and he posted a positive +/- for just the 14th time in 55 games this season. Before getting too excited by tonight's line, keep in mind the Pacers blew out the Lakers and Frank Vogel got his new guys as many minutes as he could, as Lavoy Allen also made his debut (five minutes, zero points). Turner could be worth using in deeper leagues, but as long as his teammates are healthy, his bench role is going to mean a big hit in production from what he was doing in Philly as a starter. And speaking of his teammates, all five Pacer starters scored in double digits in tonight's romp.
Feb 25 - 11:07 PM

Evan Turner will be part of the Pacers' rotation against the Lakers Tuesday night.

Turner is expected see somewhere between 20-25 minutes in Frank Vogel's rotation as his fills Danny Granger's old role. "Definitely looking forward to it," Turner said. "I think the biggest thing is just fitting in and trying to be part of the team and do what they do." Turner's fantasy value took a big hit in becoming Lance Stephenson's back, but owners in deeper leagues will want to hold on and see how this plays out before making any moves.
Feb 25 - 1:42 PM

Evan Turner said of his role with the Pacers, "Hopefully I'll earn my minutes and be able to play."

Pacers coach Frank Vogel expects Turner to assume Danny Granger's 20-25 minute role off the bench, and team president Larry Bird praised his new acquisition's ability to play multiple positions. Turner will give Indy's bench some added offensive punch but it's a poor role for fantasy purposes, and he's no longer a must-own player in 12-team leagues.
Feb 24 - 10:36 AM

Coach Frank Vogel said he plays to play Evan Turner in "the same minutes as Danny Granger."

This was to be expected since the time of the trade because there's really no need for the Pacers to mess with a good thing. Turner has never really been much of a per-minute player, so dropping to around 22.5 per game should knock him out of the conversation in the majority of leagues. Lance Stephenson owners should not worry.
Feb 23 - 4:49 PM

Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen will not play in Saturday's game at Milwaukee.

The newly acquired pieces will meet their new teammates on Sunday and get some practice time in ahead of Tuesday's home game against the Lakers. Once acclimated, Turner will play a 20-25 minute role as a backup on the wing. Allen will battle Luis Scola for a handful of backup pivot minutes.
Feb 21 - 12:58 PM

Sixers traded Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Pacers in exchange for Danny Granger.

Turner was miscast as go-to guy in Philly after they took him second overall in the 2010 draft. He failed miserably, failing to ever develop a reliable jumper on his way to a 42.8 field-goal percentage mark. But with the Pacers, he'll step in as an upgrade on Granger because he can guard athletic wings like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade -- players Indy needs to slow down to get to the Finals. Of course, Turner will now be playing a bench role on a very good team that will not ask him to score at all. His fantasy value is absolutely crushed.
Feb 20 - 3:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Rasual Butler
SF1Paul George
2Evan Turner
3Solomon Hill
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Andrew Bynum
3Ian Mahinmi
4Lavoy Allen