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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward | #11

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 216
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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According to Sporting News, the Bulls are interested in Evan Turner.
Turner has previously said that he would like to re-sign with Boston, but he might be a little too expensive for Danny Ainge. We already know that the Knicks are also interested in Turner, but both New York and Chicago would be decent spots for him to have fantasy value. According to Mercury News, the Warriors could also have some interest in Turner. Jun 24 - 1:07 PM

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The New York Knicks are expected to pursue Evan Turner in free agency, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

Kennedy reports that league sources believe the Knicks are interested in Turner and that the interest is mutual Turner has previously said he would be open to a hometown discount with the the Celtics after resurrecting his career in Boston, but a larger offer might be too enticing to pass up. Turner averaged 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.0 steals in 2015-16 and could see a boost in fantasy value if he's able to land a starting job.
Jun 7 - 9:13 AM

Evan Turner said the mid-range shot is the future of the NBA.

"The mid-range is where the money’s at, man," Turner said. "I think the three-point shot opens up the court and everything like that, but [Michael Jordan] and all those great players made all of their money out of the mid-range." Most basketball people would disagree. Mid-range shots aren't fouled as much while 3-pointers have better efficiency overall on average, so he's in the minority here. Turner is coming off a very nice season and is looking to get paid this summer.
Source: Complex
Jun 6 - 11:55 PM

Evan Turner said that he'd be open to giving the Celtics a hometown discount in free agency.

"Of course," he said. "I joke with people, this is the first time I left an exit interview and the team wanted me back. I don’t take that lightly, you know what I’m saying? At the end of the day, I’m grateful for that." Being open to the idea of taking less money is one thing, but actually doing it is another item entirely, especially when there may be more lucrative offers on the table. Turner should get plenty of interest on the open market, so his return to Boston is not guaranteed.
Source: CSN NE
May 16 - 10:38 AM

Evan Turner said that Brad Stevens "rekindled my fire for the game."

"Brad's definitely helped me grow as a player in regards to seeing things in a bigger-picture format," Turner said. "I think he's definitely helped us all becoming better pros and doing the little things. Everybody in this locker room he's always trying to put in positions to succeed so I definitely appreciate that and most importantly off the court he's a great friend and a great guy." Despite holding a treasure chest filled with assets, there's little doubt Brad Stevens is Boston's most valuable chip in a growing stack.
May 2 - 10:29 AM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens told Evan Turner that he wants him back in Boston next season.

"Coach [Stevens] definitely said [he wants me back]," said Turner. "He said he’ll be pushing for me and everything like that. And that’s pretty much it. But there’s a lot of stuff that’s going on right now. I understand it. And I understand what’s going to occur, with the draft picks and the young guys trying to develop and trying to get a superstar, stuff like that. I definitely comprehend it." The Celtics may try to land a star this summer and have a stockpile of draft picks to use, so Turner won't be their top priority even though they want to re-sign him.
Source: ESPN Boston
May 1 - 10:22 AM

Evan Turner indicated that his positive experience in Boston will play heavily into his decision as a free agent this summer.

"It’s definitely going to play a lot," Turner said. "Players definitely play their best when they’re happy. Most importantly, I found a situation and coach that tended to myself, and my teammates, to what they do well." Regardless of what Turner decides, he's going to get a serious raise this summer after a promising postseason with averages 13.2 points, 5.7 boards, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals.
Source: Telegram
Apr 29 - 10:05 AM

Evan Turner's solid series ended on a down note during a loss to the Hawks on Thursday, making 4-of-17 from the field for eight points with seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 37 minutes.

He was a big part of the rotation due to Avery Bradley (hamstring) going down. Turner surpassed most expectations to help his value heading into free agency, especially late in the season and in the postseason. In his 12 starts this regular season, Turner averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.6 treys. Several teams will be after The Villain.
Apr 28 - 10:50 PM

There will be several teams interested in Evan Turner when he becomes a free agent this summer, according to league sources.

Turner has resurrected his career as the Celtics sixth man and it hasn't gone unnoticed around the league. "He’s done everything they’ve asked him to do and from what I hear, hasn’t grumbled a day about it," one rival executive said. "Every team needs a guy like that in their locker room." Turner looks to be in line for a raise this summer and could see a minor boost in fantasy value if he finds a job as a starter.
Source: CSN NE
Apr 28 - 1:00 PM

Evan Turner scored 15 points in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Hawks, shooting 5-of-10 from the field.

He was the best player on the floor for the Celtics tonight, as Isaiah Thomas (ankle) couldn't get anything to go on the offensive end. Turner added five rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes, and he's still a must-start player in all formats until further notice. If Thomas is unable to play in Game 6 on Thursday, expect Turner to run the offense.
Apr 26 - 11:27 PM

Evan Turner got the start on Friday against the Hawks, scoring 17 points with two rebounds, seven assists, five steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

He played some more minutes at the two with the Celtics going bigger thanks to the output from Jonas Jerebko. Turner's play-making has been a big part of the offense and his defense has vastly improved this season as well. Expect a sizable role the rest of the way.
Apr 22 - 11:40 PM

Evan Turner will get the start at shooting guard on Friday against the Hawks.

He's logged the vast majority of his minutes at small forward in this series with even the occasional minutes at power forward. The starting lineup of Turner, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson have not played together at all in this series and have played only 33 possessions during the regular season. This is good news for Turner to get a new avenue for minutes at a new position.
Apr 22 - 6:29 PM

Brad Stevens said that he's contemplating making a change to his starting lineup for Game 3 on Friday, but he's not yet made a final decision.

Evan Turner has supplanted Jared Sullinger in the starting five to begin the second half of both Game 1 and Game 2, so if Stevens does end up going through with the change, Turner for Sullinger will be the likely switch. Sullinger has struggled in a big way during Boston's first-round series, and a move to the bench won't do his fantasy value any favors.
Apr 21 - 2:49 PM

Evan Turner started the third quarter of Tuesday's loss to the Hawks, finishing with 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting.

The versatile forward also dished out three assists with five boards and one block, and this was the second game in a row that he started the second half. Turner played 33 minutes tonight after playing 34 minutes in Game 1, so he's going to play a massive role in this series with Avery Bradley (hamstring) considered doubtful to play in round one. He's worth starting in all formats right now.
Apr 19 - 10:19 PM

Evan Turner started the third quarter of Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks in place of Jared Sullinger.

Turner started the third quarter of Game 1 as well (in place of Amir Johnson), and coach Brad Stevens must be thinking that he has to play more small ball if his team will have a chance in this series. Turner had 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block in Game 1 and looks great tonight as well.
Apr 19 - 8:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Amir Johnson
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller