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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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Evan Turner hit just 1-of-8 shots for two points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes of Wednesday's win.
Turner didn't have his shot working tonight, but has been playing well for the Celtics. We're guessing he bounces back, but with Brad Stevens running the show, it's impossible to tell if this is a trend or a fluke. Mar 4 - 10:55 PM

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Evan Turner compiled 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists vs. Golden State on Sunday, adding one steal without any 3-pointers or blocks.

This is typical production from Turner, whose fantasy value is undermined by poor shooting percentages and a lack of supporting stats. He shot 4-of-12 from the field tonight but this was still a terrific performance, especially since he played a mere 28 minutes.
Mar 1 - 8:33 PM

Evan Turner managed just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes on Friday.

Turner didn't have a three, steal or block per usual, and he's the guy whose minutes are likely to take a hit with others excelling. Outside of strict points leagues he hasn't been worth much, and owners can find something better on the wire in standard leagues.
Feb 28 - 1:33 AM

Evan Turner hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes in another start on Wednesday.

Turner is never going to blow you away with his ability to shoot or score, and is hitting just 34 percent of his shots over his last five games, to go along with 10.2 points. But when you consider he's also averaging 7.6 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 1.4 steals over that stretch, owners have learned to live with the parts of his game that stink.
Feb 25 - 11:24 PM

Evan Turner logged 32 minutes on Monday against the Suns, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, four assists and one steal.

By now you know the story with Turner, whose value is depressed in standard leagues due to poor efficiency and bad peripherals. So far the arrival of Isaiah Thomas hasn't hit him yet, but Turner didn't look all that great tonight and there's really no need for him to facilitate the offense with Thomas around. He's really only worth owning in points leagues.
Feb 24 - 12:41 AM

Evan Turner finished Sunday's OT defeat with 12 points on 5-of-19 shooting, six rebounds and a season-high 12 assists.

He added two steals while turning the ball over four times in 36 minutes of action. Fantasy owners should view this line skeptically for numerous reasons -- he did this against the Lakers' lackluster defense, Isaiah Thomas was ejected during his Celts' debut off the bench, and Turner is now a combined 23-of-90 from the field over his past nine games (25.6 percent).
Feb 23 - 1:22 AM

Evan Turner hit just 3-of-14 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers in 37 minutes.

Turner's already suspect value in standard leagues is going to take a sizable hit when Isaiah Thomas joins the team.
Feb 21 - 3:56 AM

Evan Turner made a shot with 0.2 seconds left on the clock to give the Celtics their only lead of the night in Wednesday's improbable comeback win over the Hawks.

Turner hit just 4-of-11 shots, but still racked up a fantasy-friendly line of 12 points, seven rebounds, nine assists and a steal. And his last-second shot gave his team a win, as the Celtics outscored the Hawks 28-16 in the fourth quarter to overcome an 18-point deficit for a win against the team with the most wins in the NBA this season.
Feb 11 - 11:04 PM

Evan Turner made 3-of-11 from the field for seven points with eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

He's struggling big time on offense. In his last four games, Turner made a pathetic 18.8 percent from the field, averaging 4.0 points, 6.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.3 treys and 3.0 turnovers. If you added him a couple week ago and haven't been paying attention to your fantasy team, go ahead and drop him.
Feb 4 - 11:32 PM

Evan Turner struggled again on Sunday, scoring zero points on 0-of-6 shooting to go with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 19 minutes.

Turner is now a combined 2-of-16 from the field over the past two games, and he was benched in favor of Marcus Smart for the entire second half. While the thumb issue may be affecting his shot, his game in general just doesn't translate very well to fantasy. He's averaging 10.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.7 turnovers as a starter on 43.0 percent shooting, and he's not a great asset in standard leagues.
Feb 1 - 4:50 PM

Evan Turner (thumb) is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rockets.

Turner sat out Thursday's practice, but he was never really in jeopardy of missing tonight's game. However, with a tough matchup going up against Patrick Beverley, Turner isn't likely to have a great night on the stat sheet.
Jan 30 - 7:20 PM

Evan Turner (thumb) was not a participant during Thursday's practice.

Turner played during the Celtics' last game despite the thumb issue, so we'll consider him probable for Friday's game against Houston. However, with a tough matchup against Patrick Beverley, and a busy schedule on Friday, there are probably better options you can plug into your active roster tomorrow.
Jan 29 - 3:47 PM

Evan Turner (thumb) said that his thumb has improved and that he will play vs. Minnesota.

X-rays taken on his thumb were negative so this news confirms that the coast is clear for Turner. He has been solid since being named the starting point guard in Boston, and while he is much better in points formats, he's still worth owing in most leagues.
Jan 28 - 1:33 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
SF1Evan Turner
2Jae Crowder
3James Young
4Luigi Datome
5Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Jonas Jerebko
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk