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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 205
College: Ohio State
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X-rays taken on Evan Turner's thumb returned negative, but there has been no update on his status for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.
Turner said he "re-sprained it" and that the "same thing happened three times accidentally by the same dude." Owners of Turner might want to wait-and-see before dropping him and likewise, the Marcus Smart show might have to wait a little bit longer. Jan 27 - 12:41 AM

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Evan Turner left Monday's game and would eventually return after re-injuring his thumb, finishing with nine points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

Turner is getting the thumb X-rayed and this could be the moment they pass the torch between he and Marcus Smart. Or not. Either way, the momentum Turner had been showing in fantasy leagues gets stopped with tonight's outcome and he wasn't a high upside player to begin with in standard leagues.
Jan 27 - 12:05 AM

Evan Turner had a strong showing against the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with seven boards, seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

Turner has never been known for his efficiency or for his defensive ability, so this line was definitely a pleasant surprise. While he will always be tough to own in standard leagues for his shooting percentages and turnovers, Turner will continue to be a solid asset in points leagues as long as he continues to run the show in Boston.
Jan 25 - 11:48 PM

Evan Turner hit a game-winning corner 3-pointer against the Blazers during the 90-89 victory on Thursday, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, eight assists, one steal, four turnovers and one other 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

The Celtics snapped their 24-game road losing streak against Western Conference teams tonight and Turner apparently knew his clutch shot was going down. "Not to be arrogant, I did actually," he said. "I prayed prior to it to make a big shot. And it happened." Turner has actually been effective on his corner 3-pointers, making 10-of-20 from there on the year. Clutch shot aside, he's still a questionable player to own in standard leagues.
Jan 23 - 3:09 AM

Evan Turner had a cheap double-double against the Clippers on Monday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

It's been the same story for Turner since the Jeff Green trade with solid output in boards and dimes with not much else. In his last five, he's averaged 7.6 points, 6.6 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.4 triples on 35.9 percent from the field. He's much better in points leagues than standard leagues.
Jan 19 - 6:26 PM

Evan Turner scored 11 points with six rebounds, eight assists, one block and four turnovers against the Bulls on Friday.

He made 5-of-11 from the field with a cast on his thumb, so maybe he should keep it on for a while. Turner's really been struggling to put up nice lines for fantasy owners in standard leagues, so there's really no need to be too attached to keeping him.
Jan 16 - 11:46 PM

Evan Turner (thumb) will have his thumb wrapped and will play through soreness on Friday against the Bulls.

The last time he played the Bulls, he scored 29 points. Turner has been in some kind of slump in his last five, making 28.3 percent from the field. Start him at your own risk.
Jan 16 - 6:32 PM

Evan Tuner (thumb) expects to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

He sprained his thumb during Wednesday's game against the Hawks, but it doesn't sound like that's going to cause him to miss any time. However, he's been struggling mightily with his shot through the past six games, shooting just 29.4 percent from the field (15-of-51) with averages of 6.2 points, 5.7 assists, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.0 turnovers per game so he remains a difficult guy to deploy in standard leagues.
Jan 15 - 2:40 PM

Evan Turner's slump continued on Wednesday with three points on 1-of-5 from the field to go with four rebounds, six assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

He is really struggling over his last five, averaging 6.4 points, 8.0 boards, 6.0 assists and 1.2 steals on 28.3 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from the line. Turner's ceiling isn't high to begin with, so we have no qualms about dropping him in most leagues.
Jan 15 - 12:04 AM

Evan Turner made 2-of-9 from the field for four points with six rebounds, five assists and three turnovers against the Raptors on Saturday.

This is what you get from Turner. He has a funky shot and just isn't going to be a reliable scorer. The other stats have been there, but the lack of defense to go with the inefficiency will annoy his owners in standard leagues. If you don't like him (we don't), go ahead and drop him.
Jan 10 - 11:33 PM

Evan Turner made 3-of-15 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line for nine points against the Pacers during an overtime 107-103 loss on Friday, adding 15 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two turnovers.

It's like Rajon Rondo never left. Turner is certainly going to see his minutes rise into the mid-30s now, which should make him a pickup in standard leagues. He's really going to hurt the percentages of his fantasy owners in standards, but he's an absolute must-own guy in points leagues.
Jan 9 - 11:15 PM

Evan Turner flirted with a triple-double during an 89-81 win over the Nets on Wednesday with six points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals on 3-of-9 shooting.

It's a classic Turner line with poor shooting and not much else to go with the points, boards and assists. Turner is unlikely to have many big lines like he did on Saturday, so owners in standard leagues are probably better off shooting for the higher upside.
Jan 8 - 1:15 AM

Evan Turner came back to Earth on Monday against the Celtics, scoring just five points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers.

Unless you're new to the NBA, this letdown is not a surprise. Turner scored a season-high 29 points against the Bulls on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. He's not a great per-minute guy in fantasy, so we're not totally against dropping him if you picked him up after the one hot game.
Jan 5 - 10:35 PM

Evan Turner scored a season-high 29 points against the Bulls during an overtime 109-104 loss on Saturday, adding five rebounds, six assists, one steal, seven turnovers and four 3-pointers.

It was his best game on the season by a mile and it was his first game with more than two treys. Turner had just 12 makes from beyond the arc before tonight and he also had a season-high 40 minutes. He is going to need major playing time to have fantasy value, but he seems to have his coach by his side. Turner is worth a look in standard leagues despite the low upside.
Jan 4 - 12:00 AM

Evan Turner scored nine points with one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes as the starting point guard on Friday.

Turner lacks versatility in his fantasy game and low-level lines like this just aren't going to cut it. Owners can safely ignore him in standard formats unless he forces their hands.
Jan 2 - 11:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Evan Turner
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jae Crowder
2James Young
3Tayshaun Prince
4Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk