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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 (fracture of the third metacarpal in his right hand) is expected to miss the next 5-6 weeks of action.
Turner is opting to let the injury heal naturally sans surgery, which is why this timetable is longer than what we were initially expecting. Moe Harkless figures to move back into the starting five with Turner on the sidelines, so there's a chance he could return to being the top-60 product he was for the first few months of the season earning 30-plus minutes a night. Turner can be cut in most scenarios, while Harkless makes for a solid pickup just about everywhere. Allen Crabbe should also see more minutes. Feb 8 - 6:07 PM

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Evan Turner (fractured right hand) is hoping that he can avoid surgery.

"We haven't really discussed it yet," said Turner about how long the injury might take to heal. "The guy that checked it out said it didn't look like it needed surgery or anything." We'll have a better idea on a potential timetable for Turner once he's formally evaluated by a member of the Trail Blazers' medical staff, but typically this sort of things involves a 4-6 week absence. Moe Harkless should return to the starting five, and as a guy with top-50 upside, he's worth a speculative pickup in most leagues.
Feb 8 - 1:53 PM

Evan Turner fractured his right hand during Tuesday's game vs. the Mavericks and will not return.

He fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand. For reference, this is the same injury that ended Chris Paul's postseason run last year. The vast majority of metacarpal fractures require 4-6 weeks off, so this would likely sideline Turner until mid-March. With Turner out, Moe Harkless looks like a nice speculative pickup in standard leagues, while Allen Crabbe is also on the radar if you need points and triples. Just keep in mind that the Blazers only have one more game this week.
Feb 7 - 10:31 PM

Evan Turner (hand) left Tuesday's game vs. the Mavericks and went back to the locker room.

He hurt his right hand on defense and was flexing it on a couple possessions, so it was clearly bothering him. If he's unable to return, Allen Crabbe and Moe Harkless should both see a bump in minutes. We'll have an update shortly.
Feb 7 - 10:11 PM

Evan Turner scored a season-high 24 points on 10-of-17 (3-of-3 FTs) shooting vs. the Mavericks on Friday.

This was his highest scoring game since he dropped 30 points a Celtic back on March 13, 2015. Turner is starting at small forward these days, but this was really his first eye-opening game with the first unit. He added four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one triple, but he's just a lukewarm pickup in standard leagues unless he does something similar against the Thunder on Sunday.
Feb 4 - 2:06 AM

Evan Turner started again on Tuesday vs. the Hornets, but struggled with four points on 2-of-7 shooting.

He only played 22 minutes and added three assists, one rebound and one steal. Turner has now started six games in a row and the Blazers are 4-2 in that span, so he might stick with the first unit. He's only averaging 9.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 triples in that span, so you should be able to find a better option on your waiver wire.
Feb 1 - 12:38 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Noah Vonleh
2Al-Farouq Aminu
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Meyers Leonard
3Ed Davis
4Festus Ezeli