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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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Evan Turner scored four points in a start against the Rockets on Saturday, adding four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.
He was just out there for defense with just six possessions used when the Blazers went well over 100. Turner could be moving back to the bench on Monday, but it's not like folks will be rushing to the wire to grab him anyway. Dec 10 - 4:20 AM

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Evan Turner will start against the Rockets on Saturday night.

Coach Terry Stotts won't get cute here as he goes with some length in Turner. There should still be some Pat Connaughton and Shabazz Napier, but Turner should be looking at some heavy minutes against a strong opponent.
Dec 9 - 8:22 PM

Evan Turner started the second half for Moe Harkless, who went to the locker room just before halftime with a quad contusion.

Turner didn't do much, hitting just 1-of-3 shots in 18 minutes and finishing with three points, one rebound and two assists. If Harkless is going to miss time, Turner could be worth a punt play in DFS leagues, but there's no reason to think about picking him up in standard leagues right now.
Dec 5 - 11:23 PM

Evan Turner started the third quarter on Wednesday and finished with four points, four boards, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes, making 2-of-7 FGs without any FT attempts.

Portland mustered just 37 points in the first half tonight, so Turner was promoted to generate some easy looks. It didn't make much difference and the Blazers lost by 20 points. Shabazz Napier's emergence has threatened his touches as a backup ball-handler, and the return of Al-Farouq Aminu could result in a logjam on the wings. In any case, the streaky Turner has been a liability outside of deep leagues.
Nov 22 - 10:17 PM

Evan Turner struggled on Wednesday, going 2-of-9 from the field for five points, one rebound and one assist in 23 minutes.

Turner came averaging 13.7 points in his previous three games, and we've seen him flop before only to quickly bounce back. He's been a borderline fantasy option this season, but the rise of Shabazz Napier as a backup ball-handler is a direct threat to Turner's value. It's a situation we'll watch closely in the coming weeks.
Nov 16 - 1:56 AM

Evan Turner scored 16 points on 4-of-10 shots and 8-of-8 free throws in Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Turner and C.J. McCollum kept the Blazers in this one with Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic struggling. Turner added three assists with two rebounds and three turnovers in 33 minutes, but this snapped a four-game streak with single-digit points and he hasn't hit a 3-pointer in five straight.
Nov 8 - 1:29 AM

Evan Turner cooled off on Sunday, hitting just 1-of-6 shots for a season-low three points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block in 31 minutes of a 103-99 win over the Thunder.

Turner got off to a hot start this season, scoring in double figures in four of his first five games, but hasn't scored more than six points in any of his last four games. If you need a scorer deep in your fantasy lineup, you can certainly do better than Turner, but the fact that he's racking up steals, blocks, rebounds and assists makes him a decent hold, despite the lack of scoring.
Nov 5 - 11:55 PM

Evan Turner scored six points with seven rebounds, five assists and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

The Blazers didn't really go small too much in this game, so Turner didn't see an increase in his playing time. That'll likely change in other matchups, but for now it doesn't look like he'll benefit while Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) is on the shelf. He's a low-end player to own in standard leagues.
Nov 3 - 2:07 AM

Evan Turner scored four points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 22 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

It was a season low in minutes, assists and points. Turner has played at least 30 minutes per game in each of his previous three, averaging 13.7 points, 3.7 boards, 4.7 assists and 1.0 treys. He's actually been a mid-round guy so far this season, so he's still a low end hold. Although, we'd expect him to trend down to be more of a late-round guy.
Oct 27 - 12:57 AM

Evan Turner came off the bench and hit 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes on Tuesday.

No one ever accused him of being a great shooter, but he's producing this season, averaging 13.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers over four games. He's also shooting 46 percent from the floor, despite tonight's letdown. He's not necessarily a fantasy game changer, but he's worth using in 12-team leagues right now, given his production and minutes.
Oct 25 - 1:28 AM

Evan Turner was productive in his 33 minutes off the bench Saturday, tallying 11 points, seven assists, two boards, one steal, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in a loss to the Bucks.

Turner was the first sub off the bench, and he did a really nice job of helping facilitate the offense while C.J. McCollum or Damian Lillard worked off the ball. His minutes are up this year, which is a trend that should hold with Allen Crabbe no longer a part of the equation, so the stars are aligned for a bounce-back year after a pretty disastrous 2016-17 campaign. Turner won't be much more than a late-round guy, but it looks like he'll be worth owning in competitive 12-team leagues.
Oct 22 - 12:42 AM

Evan Turner moved back to the bench against the Pacers on Friday with 17 points, two rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

The Blazers continue to stagger their stud guards, so there really isn't a backup point guard in the rotation. Turner figures to run some of the offense as a secondary ball-handler, and he's clearly part of the formula to replace Allen Crabbe. His upside isn't the greatest, but he could be worth a look in deeper 12-team leagues now that he should get 30 minutes per night.
Oct 20 - 10:54 PM

With C.J. McCollum returning from his suspension, Evan Turner will head back to the bench on Friday vs. the Pacers.

Turner started the Blazers season opener on Wednesday and tallied 12 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes. Assuming Friday's game isn't a 40-point blowout, as was Wednesday's, Turner might actually log more than 25 minutes. However, his fantasy value is still limited playing behind McCollum and Dame Lillard.
Oct 20 - 6:25 PM

Evan Turner started for C.J. McCollum (suspension) against the Suns on Wednesday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

His critics are always quick to point out his plus-minus, but today he was a +43 in this easy win. Turner is going to move back to the bench against the Pacers on Friday, but he actually could play more in that game. His upside isn't high enough to hold in 10-team leagues.
Oct 19 - 3:00 AM

Damian Lillard, Evan Turner, Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Jusuf Nurkic will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

We're in Game 1 of 82 and already we're going right up until tip before we get the lineup from coach Terry Stotts. With C.J. McCollum set to come back after the one-game suspension, hopefully we'll be back on track.
Oct 18 - 9:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Wade Baldwin
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Evan Turner
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Pat Connaughton
2Moe Harkless
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Noah Vonleh
3Caleb Swanigan
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Ed Davis
3Zach Collins
4Meyers Leonard