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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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Coach Terry Stotts said the Blazers will replace Allen Crabbe "by committee."
Stotts wouldn't have it any other way, right? "As far as what he brought, his shooting, it'll be hard to replace," Stotts said. "But it's not like we lost multiple three-point shooters. We lost one very good shooter. That means other guys will have opportunities." For now, Evan Turner and Moe Harkless figure to get the most run with Harkless having more fantasy appeal. After that, we could see Pat Connaughton or Shabazz Napier see more run while Al-Farouq Aminu could play more three -- that would open up run for Caleb Swanigan. We still have a lot to figure out on the Blazers rotation, but we're used to that. Oct 6 - 3:51 PM
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Evan Turner and Ed Davis will start at SF and PF on Tuesday vs. the Suns.

The Blazers will likely experiment with several different lineups during the preseason, as only three starters (Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic) are set in stone. Expect Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and maybe even Caleb Swanigan to get a look in the first unit at some point.
Oct 3 - 8:24 PM

Evan Turner will play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Suns.

Turner sat out Sunday's scrimmage with an undisclosed injury, but the fact that he'll be suiting up for a meaningless game is a pretty good indication that whatever he was dealing with is a non-issue. While Turner will be the third-highest paid player on the roster this season, his fantasy value is essentially non-existent.
Oct 2 - 5:20 PM

Evan Turner missed Sunday's scrimmage due to a "nagging injury," but head coach Terry Stotts expects him to play in Tuesday's preseason game vs. Phoenix.

Stotts didn't specify exactly what Turner was dealing with, but we wouldn't read too much into him sitting out scrimmages prior to the preseason. Turner wasn't very good at all last season, and not much has changed around him, so he's someone we'd avoid on draft day.
Oct 1 - 6:16 PM

Evan Turner scored 17 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He picked up most of the minutes at the three due to Moe Harkless struggling a bit and Allen Crabbe possibly at less than 100 percent. Turner did play well on both ends for most of this game and may have earned heavy run again for Game 4 on Monday. That said, coach Terry Stotts doesn't exactly roll with the same rotations night in and night out.
Apr 23 - 1:28 AM

Evan Turner posted a 12-point, 10-board double-double during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Warriors, adding four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 36 minutes.

Turner was brought into the starting lineup to better matchup with Kevin Durant, and while KD still went off for 32 points, Turner performed admirably at the nearly impossible defensive task of trying to contain Durant. The Trail Blazers don't really have an obvious lockdown defender to put on KD, so Turner could be getting another start in Game 2.
Apr 16 - 7:17 PM

Evan Turner will be in the starting lineup for Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday, with Meyers Leonard coming off the bench.

Terry Stotts will go with a small ball lineup featuring Noah Vonleh-Moe Harkless frontcourt pairing, but Leonard should still see a good amount of minutes with the second unit as the Trail Blazers use a committee approach to fill the void left by Jusuf Nurkic (leg). Turner likely won't be doing all that much tonight with both Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum back in action.
Apr 16 - 3:38 PM

Evan Turner started at small forward on Monday vs. the Spurs and finished with 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting.

He dished out seven assists in 29 minutes, adding three rebounds, one steal and one triple. Turner likely moved into the starting lineup to give the Blazers another ball-handler with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum resting, but with both studs likely back on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, tonight's line doesn't move the needle for Turner's value.
Apr 11 - 12:49 AM

Evan Turner will start against the Spurs on Monday.

The move will send Moe Harkless to the bench. The Blazers will need Turner to run the offense with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum resting, so this is likely a temporary matchup move. Turner is a solid option in DFS tonight. Shabazz Napier, Pat Connaughton, Noah Vonleh and Meyers Leonard will also start.
Apr 10 - 8:27 PM

Evan Turner scored 18 points with one rebound, two assists, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

That's a hefty bump from his zero-point Thursday. Turner has really needed some big minutes to show some fantasy value, but he should be set for around 25 minutes next week. If you're looking for five games out of a guy to add around 8-10 points and 3-4 dimes with little else, give him a look. To be clear, this line is kind of fluky.
Apr 2 - 12:29 AM

Evan Turner made 1-of-9 from the field for two points with eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 19 minutes.

The rust was definitely there for Turner, who has been out since Feb. 7. Turner also had his hand wrapped in this game, which may have also affected his shot. He is likely only going to play minutes in the lower 20s and really isn't a great per-minute guy, so leave him on the wire in most fantasy leagues.
Mar 18 - 9:04 PM

Evan Turner (hand) will play on Saturday against the Hawks.

He returns after missing the last five weeks of action and he is likely going to play with a wrap on his hand. Turner was playing well to start February with 14.3 points per game in those three games before his injury, but Moe Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu have played better in the past month. Turner is not really worth an add while Shabazz Napier could be moving out of the rotation now.
Mar 18 - 4:36 PM

Evan Turner (hand) expects to play Saturday vs. the Hawks.

Turner, who has missed five weeks after fracturing his right hand back on Feb. 7, participated in his first full practice on Friday. "I'm done talking about the injury and worrying about it, because it's already over with," Turner said. "Knock on wood." Turner can be left on waivers for now, but his return will likely make a bit of dent in the minutes of Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Allen Crabbe.
Mar 18 - 11:31 AM

Evan Turner (hand) is likely to play against the Hawks on Saturday.

He did have his right hand in a black wrap while walking around in Atlanta on Friday. Turner did play some one-on-one in practice, so he's been handling the ball and is taking on contact. He has been out since Feb. 7 and his return could take minutes from Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Shabazz Napier. There's no need to grab Turner in most leagues yet. Although, that five-game week in two weeks is attractive.
Mar 17 - 3:38 PM

Evan Turner (hand) isn't currently traveling with the Blazers on their road trip, but he will join the team in Atlanta on Thursday.

He's scheduled to have X-rays on Tuesday. This means that Turner will not return vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, but he could be ready to face the Hawks on Saturday. Portland will probably ease him back once he does return, with his minutes coming at the expense of Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe.
Mar 12 - 7:42 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Isaiah Briscoe
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Evan Turner
3Pat Connaughton
4C.J. Wilcox
SF1Moe Harkless
2Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
3Noah Vonleh
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Zach Collins
3Meyers Leonard
4Ed Davis