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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward | #1

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PHI
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Evan Turner scored 17 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.
He picked up most of the minutes at the three due to Moe Harkless struggling a bit and Allen Crabbe possibly at less than 100 percent. Turner did play well on both ends for most of this game and may have earned heavy run again for Game 4 on Monday. That said, coach Terry Stotts doesn't exactly roll with the same rotations night in and night out. Apr 23 - 1:28 AM

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Evan Turner posted a 12-point, 10-board double-double during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Warriors, adding four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 36 minutes.

Turner was brought into the starting lineup to better matchup with Kevin Durant, and while KD still went off for 32 points, Turner performed admirably at the nearly impossible defensive task of trying to contain Durant. The Trail Blazers don't really have an obvious lockdown defender to put on KD, so Turner could be getting another start in Game 2.
Apr 16 - 7:17 PM

Evan Turner will be in the starting lineup for Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday, with Meyers Leonard coming off the bench.

Terry Stotts will go with a small ball lineup featuring Noah Vonleh-Moe Harkless frontcourt pairing, but Leonard should still see a good amount of minutes with the second unit as the Trail Blazers use a committee approach to fill the void left by Jusuf Nurkic (leg). Turner likely won't be doing all that much tonight with both Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum back in action.
Apr 16 - 3:38 PM

Evan Turner started at small forward on Monday vs. the Spurs and finished with 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting.

He dished out seven assists in 29 minutes, adding three rebounds, one steal and one triple. Turner likely moved into the starting lineup to give the Blazers another ball-handler with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum resting, but with both studs likely back on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, tonight's line doesn't move the needle for Turner's value.
Apr 11 - 12:49 AM

Evan Turner will start against the Spurs on Monday.

The move will send Moe Harkless to the bench. The Blazers will need Turner to run the offense with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum resting, so this is likely a temporary matchup move. Turner is a solid option in DFS tonight. Shabazz Napier, Pat Connaughton, Noah Vonleh and Meyers Leonard will also start.
Apr 10 - 8:27 PM

Evan Turner scored 18 points with one rebound, two assists, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

That's a hefty bump from his zero-point Thursday. Turner has really needed some big minutes to show some fantasy value, but he should be set for around 25 minutes next week. If you're looking for five games out of a guy to add around 8-10 points and 3-4 dimes with little else, give him a look. To be clear, this line is kind of fluky.
Apr 2 - 12:29 AM

Evan Turner made 1-of-9 from the field for two points with eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 19 minutes.

The rust was definitely there for Turner, who has been out since Feb. 7. Turner also had his hand wrapped in this game, which may have also affected his shot. He is likely only going to play minutes in the lower 20s and really isn't a great per-minute guy, so leave him on the wire in most fantasy leagues.
Mar 18 - 9:04 PM

Evan Turner (hand) will play on Saturday against the Hawks.

He returns after missing the last five weeks of action and he is likely going to play with a wrap on his hand. Turner was playing well to start February with 14.3 points per game in those three games before his injury, but Moe Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu have played better in the past month. Turner is not really worth an add while Shabazz Napier could be moving out of the rotation now.
Mar 18 - 4:36 PM

Evan Turner (hand) expects to play Saturday vs. the Hawks.

Turner, who has missed five weeks after fracturing his right hand back on Feb. 7, participated in his first full practice on Friday. "I'm done talking about the injury and worrying about it, because it's already over with," Turner said. "Knock on wood." Turner can be left on waivers for now, but his return will likely make a bit of dent in the minutes of Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Allen Crabbe.
Mar 18 - 11:31 AM

Evan Turner (hand) is likely to play against the Hawks on Saturday.

He did have his right hand in a black wrap while walking around in Atlanta on Friday. Turner did play some one-on-one in practice, so he's been handling the ball and is taking on contact. He has been out since Feb. 7 and his return could take minutes from Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Shabazz Napier. There's no need to grab Turner in most leagues yet. Although, that five-game week in two weeks is attractive.
Mar 17 - 3:38 PM

Evan Turner (hand) isn't currently traveling with the Blazers on their road trip, but he will join the team in Atlanta on Thursday.

He's scheduled to have X-rays on Tuesday. This means that Turner will not return vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, but he could be ready to face the Hawks on Saturday. Portland will probably ease him back once he does return, with his minutes coming at the expense of Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe.
Mar 12 - 7:42 PM

Evan Turner (hand) could return as soon as March 15 against the Spurs.

The forward had his cast removed from his right hand on Friday and is now wearing a splint, but he can't grip a basketball or similar basketball-related activities for another week. He broke the third metacarpal of his right (shooting) hand back on Feb. 7, so he's on track to meet his original timetable of 4-5 weeks. With season averages of 9.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 3-pointers, there's not much stash appeal here.
Mar 5 - 10:38 AM

Evan Turner had his cast removed from his right hand on Friday but is still without a timetable for his return.

Turner, who broke the third metacarpal of his right (shooting) hand back on Feb. 7, is expected to workout on Saturday before the Blazers play the Nets. Team doctors will re-access Turner after the workout. He can be left on waivers for now.
Source: CSN NW
Mar 4 - 11:42 AM

Evan Turner will have his cast removed on Friday and hopes to play "in a week or so."

Turner fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand on February 7th. The initial prognosis was for him to be sidelined for 5-6 weeks, so it appears he is a bit ahead of schedule. Turner's return would eat into the minutes and fantasy value of Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe. Turner, who was struggling this season prior to the injury, can be left on waiver wires for now.
Feb 28 - 12:29 PM

Evan Turner (fracture of the third metacarpal in his right hand) is expected to miss the next 5-6 weeks of action.

Turner is opting to let the injury heal naturally sans surgery, which is why this timetable is longer than what we were initially expecting. Moe Harkless figures to move back into the starting five with Turner on the sidelines, so there's a chance he could return to being the top-60 product he was for the first few months of the season earning 30-plus minutes a night. Turner can be cut in most scenarios, while Harkless makes for a solid pickup just about everywhere. Allen Crabbe should also see more minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 8 - 6:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Evan Turner
3Pat Connaughton
SF1Moe Harkless
2Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
3Noah Vonleh
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Zach Collins
3Meyers Leonard
4Ed Davis