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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 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

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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

Evan Turner (fractured right hand) is hoping that he can avoid surgery.

"We haven't really discussed it yet," said Turner about how long the injury might take to heal. "The guy that checked it out said it didn't look like it needed surgery or anything." We'll have a better idea on a potential timetable for Turner once he's formally evaluated by a member of the Trail Blazers' medical staff, but typically this sort of things involves a 4-6 week absence. Moe Harkless should return to the starting five, and as a guy with top-50 upside, he's worth a speculative pickup in most leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 8 - 1:53 PM

Evan Turner fractured his right hand during Tuesday's game vs. the Mavericks and will not return.

He fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand. For reference, this is the same injury that ended Chris Paul's postseason run last year. The vast majority of metacarpal fractures require 4-6 weeks off, so this would likely sideline Turner until mid-March. With Turner out, Moe Harkless looks like a nice speculative pickup in standard leagues, while Allen Crabbe is also on the radar if you need points and triples. Just keep in mind that the Blazers only have one more game this week.
Feb 7 - 10:31 PM

Evan Turner (hand) left Tuesday's game vs. the Mavericks and went back to the locker room.

He hurt his right hand on defense and was flexing it on a couple possessions, so it was clearly bothering him. If he's unable to return, Allen Crabbe and Moe Harkless should both see a bump in minutes. We'll have an update shortly.
Feb 7 - 10:11 PM

Evan Turner scored a season-high 24 points on 10-of-17 (3-of-3 FTs) shooting vs. the Mavericks on Friday.

This was his highest scoring game since he dropped 30 points a Celtic back on March 13, 2015. Turner is starting at small forward these days, but this was really his first eye-opening game with the first unit. He added four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one triple, but he's just a lukewarm pickup in standard leagues unless he does something similar against the Thunder on Sunday.
Feb 4 - 2:06 AM

Evan Turner started again on Tuesday vs. the Hornets, but struggled with four points on 2-of-7 shooting.

He only played 22 minutes and added three assists, one rebound and one steal. Turner has now started six games in a row and the Blazers are 4-2 in that span, so he might stick with the first unit. He's only averaging 9.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 triples in that span, so you should be able to find a better option on your waiver wire.
Feb 1 - 12:38 AM

Evan Turner started again in Boston on Saturday with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

Unlike in his first revenge game as a starter in Philly, Turner was very good in this game with a little bit of everything on both ends. The Blazers starting unit for the weekend was actually a +11.0 in 29 minutes, so maybe Turner sticks. We're still not looking to add him in most cases.
Jan 21 - 8:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Noah Vonleh
2Al-Farouq Aminu
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Meyers Leonard
3Ed Davis
4Festus Ezeli