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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 205
College: Ohio State
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Evan Turner (right knee strain) will miss Thursday's exhibition game against Real Madrid.
Turner had a nice run with the Celtics last season, averaging 9.5 points, 5.5 assists, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 2.4 turnovers per game although his below-average shooting from the field (42.9 percent) and lack of a 3-point shot (0.4 three-pointers per game) really limited his upside. He'll have some increased competition for playing time this season with Jae Crowder eating into his minutes, so he's not a great guy to target in standard leagues. Oct 8 - 3:14 PM

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Evan Turner (right knee strain) is listed as probable for Thursday's preseason game vs. Real Madrid.

Turner had a solid 2014-15 season for the Celtics with averages of 9.5 points, 5.5 assists, 5.1 boards and 1.0 steal per game, but his role is set to decline due to the emergence of Jae Crowder. The Celtics are one of the deepest teams in the Eastern Conference and Turner's ceiling isn't great in standard leagues, so he is not a recommended fantasy target.
Oct 7 - 3:36 PM

Evan Turner (right knee strain) is expected to miss Tuesday's preseason opener.

Turner will be evaluated before the game, but it's likely the Celtics will play it safe with the 26-year-old. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Turner's injury "doesn't sound overly serious", but it's likely he'll miss at least one preseason game. Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder will pick up some extra preseason minutes in Turner's place.
Oct 6 - 11:11 AM

Evan Turner (right knee strain is uncertain to play in Tuesday's preseason game.

Turner is expected to be reevaluated before the contest, and a decision about his availability will likely be made at that point. Considering where we are in the preseason, it wouldn't be surprising to see him held out of the lineup. Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley could pick up a couple extra minutes in the Celtics' first preseason game if Turner sits out.
Oct 5 - 9:02 AM

Coach Brad Stevens said Evan Turner will "find the court a lot" this season.

He's going to come off the bench and will have to play more shooting guard in order to see minutes in the mid 20s. Stevens is Turner's biggest fan, but Turner's game doesn't translate to nine-cat fantasy leagues very well. He's a decent late pick in points leagues.
Sep 28 - 4:28 PM

Evan Turner filled the stat sheet in a 103-95 Game 3 loss to the Cavs on Thursday, scoring 19 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

He ran the offense for much of this game and played well on the offensive side. Turner was stuffed at the rim by LeBron James and he was overmatched at times on defense. Coach Brad Stevens loves Turner more than all of his former NBA coaches combined, so he'll be looking at a significant role in Game 4.
Apr 23 - 10:15 PM

Evan Turner was busy vs. the visiting Raptors on Tuesday, playing a team-high 31 minutes to finish with 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting, seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and seven turnovers.

Turner's usage rate of 19.6 percent ranks fifth among Boston's regular rotation players since the All-Star break, yet he's emerged as a solid mid-round value on the strength of impressive rebounds, steals, and particularly assists, with 8.3 per game in April. His role may diminish next season but he's been a surprising value for owners who held onto him this year.
Apr 14 - 10:30 PM

Evan Turner had a solid all-around performance during Sunday's trouncing of the Cavs, putting up 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting (3-of-4 from the line), with seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and just one turnover through 27 minutes of action.

It's always a bonus when Turner can connect on at least 50 percent of his shot attempts, and the fact that Turner was going up against Cleveland's bench mob had to help his numbers. He doesn't hit many 3-pointers, and he can kill your field goal percentage, but his steady contributions to rebounds, steals, and assists make him worth owning as a low-end asset in standard leagues.
Apr 12 - 6:26 PM

Evan Turner dropped a triple-double against the Pacers during a 100-87 win on Wednesday with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists and one 3-pointer on 6-of-17 from the field.

It was a very Turner-esque triple-double with no defensive stats and poor shooting, but he did have a very good game tonight and helped his team earn a big win. The Celtics are now just 0.5 behind the Nets for the eighth seed. Turner is a must-own player in points leagues and an low-end option in standard formats for his lack of diversity on the stat sheet.
Apr 2 - 12:41 AM

Evan Turner racked up nine points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in 30 minutes during Sunday's loss, while chipping in one 3-pointer and a pair of steals.

Turner is one of only six players in the NBA with at least 350 rebounds and 350 assists this season, joining James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Eric Bledsoe and Tyreke Evans. He doesn't contribute many 3-pointers or defensive stats, and his percentages take a chunk out of his overall value, but he's currently playing well enough for use in all 12-team leagues.
Mar 29 - 9:17 PM

Evan Turner hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points, four rebounds and five assists in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

The Heat were up by 17 at halftime and Brad Davis was trying several different and random combos in hopes of getting back into the game. Turner came in hot and Isaiah Thomas didn't look comfortable in his return to action, so we're not ready to give up on Turner just yet.
Mar 26 - 12:55 AM

Evan Turner triple-doubled in Monday's win, scoring 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting (no threes) with 10 rebounds, 12 assists and one block.

Turner is the guy who takes a hit when Isaiah Thomas (probable) returns as soon as Wednesday. With the way he has been playing lately, owners will want to walk him all the way to the edge before considering a drop.
Mar 23 - 10:23 PM

Evan Turner scored 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting with eight assists, six boards, three steals and two 3-pointers during Sunday's loss to the Pistons.

Marcus Smart was suspended for this one, meaning Evan Turner was the primary ball-handler and he was in total control tonight. Turner's value will take a hit when Smart comes back Monday, but he is still posting respectable averages of 12.4 points, 6.8 assists, 4.8 boards and 1.6 steals over his last five games.
Mar 22 - 10:21 PM

Evan Turner hit 3-of-6 shots for eight points, six rebounds, 10 assists and five steals before fouling out of Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

He's quietly been putting up nice lines for most of the season and is one of a handful of players to put up at least five points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game this year.
Mar 19 - 12:46 AM

Evan Turner scored 10 points with four rebounds and five assists against the 76ers on Monday.

Before the game, he said he's down to 217 pounds, which is down from 231 from last season. Turner hasn't put up decent value in standard leagues over his last five, averaging 11.2 points, 4.4 boards, 5.0 assists and 0.6 steals. He's a decent player to own in points leagues, though.
Mar 16 - 11:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
3Corey Walden
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
4Perry Jones
5Malcolm Miller
6Coty Clarke
PF1David Lee
2Jared Sullinger
3Jonas Jerebko
4Jordan Mickey
C1Amir Johnson
2Tyler Zeller
3Kelly Olynyk