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Evan Turner | Guard/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Ohio State
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The Celtics and Evan Turner have agreed to terms on a deal, and it is only a matter of time until the signing is official.
The Celtics roster currently stands at 18 players, and they are reportedly looking to clear space before officially signing Turner. The Celtics could trim down their roster by simply waiving Chris Babb, Chris Johnson, and Keith Bogans. However, GM Danny Ainge may be looking to include one of the aforementioned players in a trade rather than waiving them. Turner was okay with the Sixers, and horrible with the Pacers last season, so he will look to start anew in Boston. He will need to impress during training camp and preseason to be viewed as anything more than a late-round flier in standard leagues. Aug 22 - 3:48 PM

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The Celtics are reportedly attempting to clear some roster space in order to make room for Evan Turner in the rotation.

The Celtics currently have 18 players on their roster, including the non-guaranteed deals of Keith Bogans, Chris Babb, and Chris Johnson. Turner is coming off a season in which he was exposed for being out of shape and brutally ineffective on both sides of the floor, but if he can get it together he is worth more to the Celtics than at least one of the aforementioned.
Aug 3 - 10:55 AM

Evan Turner's agent David Falk explained that Brad Stevens was a big reason Turner elected to sign with the Celtics.

"I think Brad [Stevens] had an opportunity to take a player with a high skill set and a very strong desire to prove what happened in Indiana was a mistake," said Falk. "I think that Brad has a chance to put him in the right sets and have a great bargain in free agency. That’s why we put this thing together. We were looking for a coach that felt like Evan could be an important contributor to the team." Turner will have to earn his minutes in Boston, and we don't see him as much more than a late-round flier at this point.
Jul 27 - 12:40 PM

Evan Turner's previous coach Brett Brown spoke highly of Turner in a recent interview.

"I think his growth is infinite," said Brown. "I just have a soft spot for him. I feel like his better days are ahead of him. He’s young by all standards [25], and I think the Celtics are really lucky to have him... If he can find the right environment, he has a chance to rebuild himself, and I know that it’s in him. I really think that he’s got something else to offer." Turner doesn't have too many supporters after his very unimpressive stint in Indiana, and while Brown has a "soft spot" for Turner, we'll need to see how he performs on the basketball court with his new teammates in Boston before we bump him up on our charts. Turner looks like a late-round flier.
Jul 25 - 5:54 PM

The Celtics are reportedly finalizing a deal with unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.

Turner will fight for minutes with the likes of Avery Bradley, Marcus Thornton, and Jeff Green. It will be interesting to see how Brad Steven's rotations develop over training camp, but it's well documented that Turner's fantasy value is limited to inefficient scoring and rebounding. He's not a very tantalizing pick in fantasy drafts.
Jul 21 - 5:02 PM

Unrestricted free agent Evan Turner has reportedly received some interest from the Celtics and Timberwolves.

The former No. 2 overall pick has struggled to stay relevant in the NBA, scoring inefficiently and playing that Swiss cheese defense. His best statistical season came the first half of the 2013-14 season playing for a tanking Sixers team in the role of "someone has to score." He was then traded to Indiana midseason where his ineptitude was put on full display, showing he could not be "effective" without the ball in his hands. He wouldn't have much value on either of the aforementioned teams.
Jul 14 - 1:07 PM

The Wolves have interest in signing unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.

The Pacers didn't extend a qualifying offer to him, and it's obvious there won't be much of a market for him. Turner is one of the least efficient players in the league and he is likely going to join the second unit with whatever team signs him. He won't be worth drafting in most fantasy leagues no matter where he lands
Jul 9 - 10:14 PM

The Pacers will not extend a qualifying offer to Evan Turner, and he is set to become an unrestricted free agent, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Turner was not an effective option for the Pacers, and while other teams will certainly be interested in acquiring his services, the Pacers will not be one of them. Turner was only given four minutes throughout the entire Eastern Conference Finals, and his need to have the ball in his hand, partnered with his overall lack of a jump shot did not mix well with Indiana's roster. Turner's fantasy appeal will be determined by where he lands, but he really doesn't do much aside from scoring (inefficiently) and rebounding.
Jun 30 - 5:14 PM

Evan Turner will be a restricted free agent this offseason, but he has likely played his last games wearing the Pacers uniform.

Turner was brought in to be a spark off the bench for the Pacers, but failed to gel with the team as he saw his minutes dip from 21.1 per game during the regular season, to a measly four total minutes throughout the entire Eastern Conference Finals. Turner's need to have the ball in his hands to be effective, mixed with his general lack of a jump shot didn't mesh well with the Indiana roster, and it seems all but certain that Turner will be wearing a different jersey next season.
Jun 1 - 1:39 PM

Evan Turner was cleared to play in Tuesday's Game 2, but never got into the game.

He was still recovering from his illness and the Pacers didn't feel he was able to go last night. Many would argue that this is good news for the Pacers, but their bench was useless in the loss, and Turner might have been able to at least provide some offense off the pine. With three days until Saturday's Game 3, Turner should be ready to roll in that one. However, how many minutes the Pacers will be comfortable giving him is still the big question.
May 21 - 12:54 AM

Evan Turner (strep throat) will play in Game 2 on Tuesday.

Turner did not play in Sunday's Game 1 win over the Heat, but was able to practice Monday and will be available for Tuesday's Game 2. Indiana relied heavily on their starters during Game 1 and Turner didn't play the final two games against the Hawks in the first round, so despite the fact that he's active, we still may not see Turner on the court Tuesday night.
May 20 - 12:35 PM

Evan Turner (strep throat) practiced on Monday and said he's ready to play in Game 2 on Tuesday.

He did not play in Game 1 and the Pacers turned in one of their best games in quite some time. That doesn't really have anything to do with Turner not playing despite how statistically they've been more efficient on offense while Turner is on the bench.
May 19 - 1:42 PM

Pacers coach Frank Vogel expects Evan Turner (strep throat) to return for Game 2 on Tuesday.

Indiana leaned heavily on their starters in Game 1 with only Luis Scola and C.J. Watson playing more than nine minutes off the bench. Rasual Butler was scoreless in nine minutes and his role should quickly evaporate, but there's no guarantee of big playing time for Turner in the Conference finals. He didn't play in the final two games vs. the Hawks in the first round, and averaged 14 minutes per game vs. the Wizards.
May 18 - 11:35 PM

Evan Turner will not play in Game 1 on Sunday due to strep throat.

He had a terrible series vs. the Wizards, shooting just 33.3 percent from the field in 14.0 minutes per game. C.J. Watson may get a few more minutes at shooting guard and Solomon Hill will be on the active roster for today's home game.
May 18 - 2:50 PM

Pacers coach Frank Vogel said he'll return to his typical rotation for Game 1 vs. the Wizards, after benching Evan Turner for the final two games of the first round.

Luis Scola also fell out of the rotation as the Pacers fought back from a 3-2 deficit in the series, but he and Turner will soon resume the roles they held at the end of the regular season. Washington starts a more traditional frontcourt than the Hawks, with Marcin Gortat at C and Nene at PF, so Roy Hibbert should also be poised for a more productive series.
Source: NBA.com
May 4 - 8:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Gerald Wallace
4James Young
5Chris Johnson
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Tyler Zeller
3Vitor Faverani
4Joel Anthony