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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Ohio State
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Evan Turner went 1-of-9 from the field during Sunday's first ever 44-minute NBA game.
He scored three points and didn't do much else with one rebound, one assist and two steals to go along with three turnovers. It is this kind of inefficiency that scares fantasy owners away and even with the promise of playing time by coach Brad Stevens, Turner is nothing more than a late-round flier. Oct 19 - 5:24 PM

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Evan Turner is happy to be starting the 2014-15 season with Boston, and is looking to carve out a role early with his new team.

"For sure, for sure it’s about finding the right fit in this league," Turner said. "Because I started [here with Boston] at the start of the year, I have the opportunity to carve out my niche with my teammates." Brad Stevens likes what he's seen from Turner so far, and has said that he "has to play." Turner has also had some increased opportunity this preseason with Rajon Rondo (hand) out, and Jeff Green sidelined for the first four games. It's unclear just how many minutes Turner will average this season, especially once Rondo returns, but it looks like he could cut into some of Jeff Green's time. Because Turner isn't a great shooter (career 42.7 percent from the field), doesn't hit 3s, and doesn't offer much defensive stats, he should be viewed as a late-round flier at best in standard leagues.
Oct 19 - 11:07 AM

Evan Turner started at point guard against his former team on Thursday during a 111-91 win over the Sixers, handing out 10 assists to go with six points, five boards and two steals.

He picked apart the Philly defense on Thursday and it was all just too easy. Turner has gained a fan in coach Brad Stevens and he'll have a decent chance to start at the point on opening night. Plus, he's going to get several minute at small forward. Still, he hasn't had a very suitable game for fantasy, so he's more of a late-round target with lower upside.
Oct 16 - 9:27 PM

Evan Turner started at point guard on Wednesday and had 11 points, seven rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 5-of-9 shooting before being ejected for a pair of technical fouls.

He's likely to come off the bench for most of the season and Marcus Smart should start at PG while Rajon Rondo is out with a broken hand. But Turner looks much better as a Celtic than he did the last few seasons, at least in the preseason. He might be worth a late flier in your league, and will also be worth keeping an eye on as the season starts if he's undrafted in your league.
Oct 16 - 12:56 AM

Evan Turner will start at point guard against the Raptors on Wednesday.

Marcus Smart is going to come off the bench and carry the second unit. Coach Brad Stevens has grown fondly of Turner and he's going to allow him to run much of the offense while Rajon Rondo (hand) is out. Still, his game doesn't translate very well to fantasy, so he's only a late-round target.
Oct 15 - 6:08 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said Monday that Evan Turner "has to play, whether that's starting or coming off the bench."

Stevens has already said that he's going to split Jeff Green's minutes at both SF and PF to help make room for Turner's minutes, and the injury to Rajon Rondo's hand certainly helps Turner as well. But this is still the same guy that looked overweight and completely ineffective in Indiana last season, and Boston isn't like Philly was last year where he was one of a handful of players that deserved to be on an NBA roster. Throw in a stat-set that isn't conducive to standard league value and he'll probably remain a deep league guy at best.
Oct 13 - 7:39 PM

Evan Turner started again for the Celtics on Saturday and had 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

He hit just 1-of-4 shots, but also connected on 8-of-10 free throws. He looks much better in a Celtics jersey than we expected him to and he now looks like someone you should consider drafting near the end of your draft.
Oct 11 - 10:18 PM

Evan Turner started again at small forward on Wednesday and had nine points, four rebounds and four assists on 4-of-8 shooting in 22 minutes.

Turner nearly had a triple double on Monday and played well again tonight. Maybe a change of scenery is what he needed, but it's important to note that Jeff Green has not been playing for the Celtics due to a calf injury. We're still not into drafting Turner in most leagues, but he's at least earned a spot on your radar until further notice.
Oct 9 - 12:36 AM

Evan Turner flirted with a triple-double against his former team in a win over the 76ers on Monday, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He looked great in transition and dominated the ball for the Celtics. Turner was basically in a best-case scenario with Jeff Green (calf) and Rajon Rondo (hand) out, so this is definitely not a line that should be expected to occur on a regular basis. Turner isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 6 - 10:04 PM

Evan Turner started at small forward for the Celtics on Monday.

Jeff Green (calf) will not play, so Turner is just filling in for now. Fantasy owners should not be overly excited about drafting Turner in almost any format.
Oct 6 - 7:45 PM

Evan Turner played some PG during the Celtics practice on Tuesday, and coach Brad Stevens said that only Rajon Rondo is better than Turner in pick-and-rolls.

Turner said he's more comfortable with the ball in his hands, which is patently obvious to anyone who has watched his four-year career. Last season, Turner attempted 39 percent of his shots in the paint, 46 percent from 8-24 feet, and the remaining 16 percent from beyond the arc. He shot 42.5 percent from the field as a result and it's hard to envision him being more efficient as a backup swingman and makeshift PG in Boston this season.
Sep 30 - 4:29 PM

Celtics sign G/F Evan Turner.

The deal is expected to be for two years and $6.7 million. It's taken over two months for the Celtics to come to terms on an official deal, but it was just a formality with all their guaranteed deals on their roster. Turner will likely come off the bench behind Avery Bradley and Jeff Green on the wings. He's never been great from a per-minute standpoint, so he's not worth drafting in almost any league.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 29 - 12:13 PM

Evan Turner is officially expected to be signed on Sept. 30.

The Celtics have 18 guaranteed contracts, so there are some other factors here. Turner is definitely going to be with the Celtics this season and it's just a formality. He's already working out at Harvard and should be with the second unit this season. There's little reason to draft him in fantasy leagues.
Sep 21 - 1:12 PM

Evan Turner has been working out with the Harvard basketball team this week.

The extent of the workout isn't known, but he's apparently eager to start playing in Boston. Turner has been a horrible per-36-minute guy from a fantasy angle, so there's very little reason to target him in most leagues.
Sep 20 - 7:46 PM

The Celtics and Evan Turner have agreed to terms on a deal, and it is only a matter of time until the signing is official.

The Celtics roster currently stands at 18 players, and they are reportedly looking to clear space before officially signing Turner. The Celtics could trim down their roster by simply waiving Chris Babb, Chris Johnson, and Keith Bogans. However, GM Danny Ainge may be looking to include one of the aforementioned players in a trade rather than waiving them. Turner was okay with the Sixers, and horrible with the Pacers last season, so he will look to start anew in Boston. He will need to impress during training camp and preseason to be viewed as anything more than a late-round flier in standard leagues.
Aug 22 - 3:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Marcus Smart
3Will Bynum
4Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Gerald Wallace
4James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Dwight Powell
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Tyler Zeller
3Vitor Faverani