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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
Contract: view contract details

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Evan Turner started again in Boston on Saturday with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 40 minutes.
Unlike in his first revenge game as a starter in Philly, Turner was very good in this game with a little bit of everything on both ends. The Blazers starting unit for the weekend was actually a +11.0 in 29 minutes, so maybe Turner sticks. We're still not looking to add him in most cases. Jan 21 - 8:45 PM

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Evan Turner scored four points with one rebound, five assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes during a start against the 76ers on Friday.

Did he start because a revenge game? Will he get another start in a revenge game in Boston on Saturday? Even if he does, this was likely designed to limit Moe Harkless on a back-to-back set, so this isn't likely to stick. Keep Turner on the wire.
Jan 20 - 10:33 PM

Evan Turner scored 15 points with four rebounds, two assists and one triple vs. the Magic on Friday.

Surprisingly, his playing time went down with just 24 minutes on the night with Moe Harkless (calf) on the shelf. Turner was only averaging 9.0 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 0.5 triples in his previous six games in January, so he doesn't have much fantasy value right now.
Jan 14 - 1:23 AM

Evan Turner handed out a season-high 11 assists against the Cavs on Wednesday with two points, eight rebounds and one block in 28 minutes.

He also had one of the best bounce passes of the season in transition and against LeBron James (video in link below). His 11 dimes are the most by a Blazer reserve since Mo Williams in 2014. Turner has not provided much offense lately with only 4.0 points per game in his last four. He doesn't have much fantasy value.
Jan 12 - 1:26 AM

Evan Turner hit 7-of-11 shots for a season-high 20 points with one assist, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer on Thursday against the Lakers.

Turner played 28 minutes off the bench despite Damian Lillard (ankle) returning. He had a big outing, but take it with a grain of salt as this was a favorable matchup. He had scored fewer than 16 points in 17 consecutive games prior to tonight.
Jan 6 - 1:47 AM

Evan Turner scored 11 points with three rebounds, a career-high four blocks, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in Sunday’s win against the Timberwolves.

Turner was the only bench player that the Trail Blazers were able to rely on in this contest. He has played at least 28 minutes in four straight games and continues to see an increased role with Damian Lillard (ankle) sidelined. So long as Lillard is out, Turner can be considered a value DFS play.
Jan 1 - 10:12 PM

Evan Turner returned from his ankle injury and played 27 minutes on Monday, hitting just 3-of-9 shots and finishing with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He might make some noise as long as Damian Lillard is nursing his ankle injury, but the only place we see him being worth a flier is as a punt in DFS leagues. And only as long as Lillard is hurting.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 03:54:00 AM

Evan Turner (left ankle sprain) will play on Monday vs. the Raptors.

He was listed as probable, but he will return after a three-game absence. He said he is still experiencing pain in his ankle when he moves laterally and when he pushes off, so it's not a lock that he sees his normal workload tonight. With Damian Lillard (ankle) out, Turner could have some sneaky value this week if his ankle holds up.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 09:59:00 PM

Evan Turner (left ankle sprain) is probable for Monday vs. Toronto.

Turner was listed as probable on Christmas in advance of this matchup, so no big new developments here other than he didn't suffer any setbacks. Given Damian Lillard (ankle, doubtful) is expected to be on the sidelines, Turner could have an expanded role on Monday.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Evan Turner (left ankle) is being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Raptors.

Turner has missed the past three games due to the ankle issue, but it looks like he'll be back in action on Monday night. That's good news for Portland with Damian Lillard (ankle) being listed as doubtful, so he could have a nice showing if Lillard does indeed spend Monday night on the sidelines.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 06:54:00 PM

Evan Turner (left ankle) has been ruled out for Friday night against the Spurs.

He was questionable to play against the Mavs on Wednesday and wasn't ruled out until about 90 minutes before the game tipped, so getting the "out" status this early is surprising. The Blazers have been using Shabazz Napier to fill most of Turner's minutes while Allen Crabbe has also seen a slight rise lately. Turner doesn't have much fantasy value and Crabbe only gets a slight bump.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 04:09:00 PM

Evan Turner (ankle) will not play against the Mavs on Wednesday night.

It'll be his second game out of the lineup. The Blazers gave more minutes to Allen Crabbe and Shabazz Napier to help out the second unit on Tuesday, which should be the case tonight. Besides Crabbe getting a boost and Moe Harkless also likely to play more, there isn't much fantasy spin here.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Evan Turner (ankle) is questionable to play against the Mavs on Wednesday night.

He was not able to play against the Kings on Tuesday night for his first DNP under his new contract. The Blazers may not miss Turner too much with his team-low -11.3 net rating this season -- they also have a team-high +5.8 net rating with him on the bench. If Turner can't play again, Allen Crabbe could get 36 minutes again like he did on Tuesday night.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Evan Turner (ankle) and Al-Farouq Aminu (back) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Kings.

He was wearing a walking boot at the shootaround, but he was considered questionable which means he's likely day-to-day. With Turner out, Moe Harkless will log heavy minutes as the starter and Allen Crabbe should be unleashed off the bench. Harkless should already be owned in standard leagues, but Crabbe is worth a look if you want to stream some triples.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 09:33:00 PM

Evan Turner was spotted wearing a walking boot on his left foot during shootaround and called himself questionable to face the Kings on Tuesday.

Turner is dealing with a sprained left ankle after stepping on someone's foot during Monday's practice, and with him sporting a walking boot and not participating during shootaround, we'd say he's much closer to doubtful than questionable. If Turner can't give it a go Tuesday night, Moe Harkless could be looking at minutes in the high-30s, with Allen Crabbe seeing some increased opportunity with the second unit. Stay tuned.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 03:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli