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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 pitched in 15 points, six rebounds and two assists during a high-scoring loss to Houston on Sunday.
Turner went 6-of-12 from the field with two 3-pointers in 23 minutes off the bench. He's starting to find his groove with the Blazers, scoring double-digit points in four of the past five games with strong FG percentages and at least two assists in each of those contests. His defensive stats leave a lot to be desired, and he's an inconsistent 3-point shooter, but deep-league owners should consider scooping him up while he's hot. Nov 28 - 12:18 AM

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Evan Turner said he's starting to feel more comfortable in Portland.

"It’s always going to be a big adjustment getting the plays down," Turner said. "The pace of it [in the Western Conference] is crazy. The last couple of weeks I am fully getting our plays second nature to me, and once again now it’s just building the consistency." He's playing a little better since his brutal start to the season, averaging 11.8 points, 3.0 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.8 treys on 39.5 percent shooting, but he's only getting 26.2 minutes per game because Moe Harkless has been outstanding. Turner is just a deep-league asset while the Blazers are healthy.
Nov 27 - 11:09 AM

Evan Turner started the third quarter against the Cavs on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points, one rebound, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

He played well in this game, which hasn't been the case for most of the season. Before tonight, the Blazers had a net rating of -17.5 net when Turner was on the court, which is nowhere near their +10.1 when he's off the court. Turner doesn't have much fantasy value right now and his move to the starting lineup for the third quarter was more about Kevin Love going crazy in the first.
Nov 23 - 10:41 PM

Evan Turner started the third quarter for Ed Davis on Wednesday.

What's Love got to do with it? Well, everything. Kevin Love scored 34 points in the first quarter, so a lineup change was coming.
Nov 23 - 8:28 PM

Evan Turner had his best game as a Trail Blazer on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with four boards, four assists, one steal and zero turnovers through 30 minutes of action.

While it was a nice game for Turner, it can't be dismissed that this efficient outing came against the worst defensive team in the league, and the high-minute total was also a result of the lopsided score. Turner has been woefully inconsistent in Portland, scoring 19, five, 12 and eight points over his past four outings, and it's not like he's bringing many peripheral stats on the nights he's not scoring. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 20 - 6:53 PM

Evan Turner hit 5-of-13 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 28 minutes off the bench on Thursday.

He's been pretty disappointing this season and even with Al-Farouq Aminu out over the last week, is still averaging just 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.8 steals with no 3-pointers over his last five. He's not worth owning in fantasy as long as he's not starting for the Blazers.
Nov 17 - 10:32 PM

Evan Turner scored two points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

Allen Crabbe was in a good rhythm and the Kings went smaller later in the game, so it was a tough spot for Turner. He'll be better than this most nights, but the upside just isn't there for owners in most leagues.
Nov 12 - 2:30 AM

Evan Turner started the second half over Noah Vonleh on Wednesday, finishing with seven points, six rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 20 minutes against the Clippers.

The Blazers desperately needed an offensive boost in the second half with Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) out, so coach Terry Stotts just went with Turner. Most nights, Turner will stick in the second unit for his position flexibility and ball-handling. He's not a fantasy option in most leagues.
Nov 10 - 2:34 AM

Evan Turner scored 11 points with 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 27 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

That's two good games in a row for Turner, who started the season making just 3-of-15 from the field. Turner hasn't really contributed for defensive stats, he won't score much and he's not a 3-pointers guy, so he's not a desirable target in standard leagues.
Nov 3 - 1:40 AM

Evan Turner scored a season-high 14 points with two assists, one rebound, one steal and one trey in 21 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

He was 5-of-6 from the field and this was his second solid game in a row after a rough start to the season. The Blazers have a bit of a logjam on the wings with Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe fighting for minutes with Turner, so that's going to limit the upside of all three players. Avoid this situation if possible.
Nov 2 - 12:35 AM

Evan Turner made 5-of-9 from the field for 11 points with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

After making 3-of-15 from the field before this one, it was by far his best game and he had a couple terrific passes in the one. Still, Turner has never really been a per-minute fantasy guy, so there's no reason to pick him up unless something changes.
Oct 30 - 1:00 AM

Coach Terry Stotts said there is an adjustment period for Evan Turner and he won't be defined by how many shots he'll make.

He's just 3-of-15 from the field in his two games as a Blazer. Turner also has gone to the line just once in his 49 total minutes, so the scoring isn't there. His minutes will be fine in the lower 20s, but there just isn't enough upside to own him in most leagues.
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Oct 28 - 5:31 PM

Evan Turner hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, six rebounds and one assist in Thursday's loss to the Clippers.

He scored just three points on 1-of-7 shooting Tuesday and is one of the most droppable players in fantasy hoops right now. If he were starting, we wouldn't be so fast to kick him to the curb. But he's not starting, can't find his shot right now, and there are a ton of more valuable players on the waiver wire. He may get it going at some point, but it's time to turn the page and move on if you can get a hot free agent.
Oct 28 - 2:02 AM

Evan Turner struggled in his Blazers debut vs. the Jazz on Tuesday, scoring three points on 1-of-7 shooting.

To his credit, his only make from the field was a crucial jumper late in the fourth quarter, and he did save his stat line with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block. Turner saw 26 minutes off the bench compared to 29 for Allen Crabbe, while starting SF Moe Harkless was very quiet in 22 minutes. The depth of the Blazers limits Turner's upside, but he should do enough to hold low-end value in standard leagues.
Oct 26 - 12:51 AM

Evan Turner missed all eight shots from the field and made 1-of-2 from the line for one point on Friday, adding two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

The Warriors dared him to shoot jumpers and it obviously didn't work for Turner. ET's positional flexibility makes him an ideal bench guy to play three or even four positions for coach Terry Stotts. He's really just a three-category guy, so standard league owners should be looking elsewhere.
Oct 22 - 1:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli