HoopsHype Evan Turner rumors

October 21, 2014 Updates

Jeff Green returns as the likely small forward starter and Evan Turner will receive minutes at the position, too. Rookie James Young might not be ready, but if he earns time, it will only further the crowding on the wing. Apparently understanding Stevens could cut his minutes average (24.4 last year) significantly, Wallace appears open to whatever comes his way. “He shared the same sentiments with me that he’s shared to all of you: he’s willing to do whatever to help this team,” Stevens said. “And that’s a great thing. He’s been a great veteran and that’s a real positive because nothing’s guaranteed from a standpoint. But we have a ton of depth one through three.” Wallace explained: “I’m here for supportive veteran leadership. Whatever the coach needs me to do. We’ve already talked about it. I’m in a position where I’m comfortable with it.” Booth Newspapers

October 19, 2014 Updates

Stevens, like Turner’s past coaches, wants to use every ounce of the 6-foot-7 swingman’s versatility, everywhere on the floor from point guard to small forward. And yes, he still must work on that jump shot. But the circumstances are different,. “For sure, for sure it’s about finding the right fit in this league,” Turner said. “Coming from Indy, for sure it’s different (now), because I started here at the start of the year. I have the opportunity to carve out my niche with my teammates, coming in at the start of the season. I have the opportunity to really get it done in practice. In Indy we had a lot of games, back to back to back, and there wasn’t a lot of time for practice. It was still fun, but being here to carve out your niche from Day 1 definitely helps me.” Boston Herald

October 17, 2014 Updates

Evan Turner wants to stress one thing about his ejection from the Celtics’ loss to Toronto on Wednesday. It’s the second whistle he would like to contest, and hopes it doesn’t result in a fine from the league office. Turner said that after drawing the first technical foul for complaining about a non-call, he “bounced” the ball in the direction of the referee. The ball hit referee Eric Lewis’ leg, and Turner was tossed. “They were palming and carrying and all of that stuff,” he said of several Raptors in the minutes leading up to his ejection. “One guy double-dribbled and I literally said, ‘You have eyes, call a double-dribble.’ “So he said, ‘Say something else,’ and I said, ‘Something else,’ literally. I take forbearance for that. I need to control myself. I was emotionally into it. When they let it go four or five times you respond to it. But I was wrong for that.” Boston Herald

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Jeff Zillgitt: Celtics announced Evan Turner signing today, and I'm told it's a two-year deal for the taxpayer mid-level exception at $3.278M per season. Twitter @JeffZillgitt

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I think we all agree that the Celtics' top eight players heading into training camp will be Rondo, Bradley and Green joined by Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller, Evan Turner (whenever he signs, which is expected to happen in time for him to be in training camp) and Marcus Smart. CSNNE.com

September 6, 2014 Updates

Regardless, Turner never seemed comfortable with his new team. And as the Pacers collectively started to slide, the addition of Turner was viewed as one of the reasons. "Everybody is down on (Turner) because of how the 'trade' happened and what happened in the trade and how Indiana played," Sullinger said. "People misunderstand Evan. He's a great basketball player, a great teammate. I've known him for years. He's all about winning. That's his main goal." CSNNE.com

August 24, 2014 Updates

The Celtics have invited former Penn State guard Tim Frazier, Kansas State swingman Rodney McGruder, and Indiana forward Christian Watford to training camp, according to reports. With Colton Iverson signing with a team in Spain and Mike Moser likely headed to another training camp, the Celtics will enter camp with 21 players. Chris Babb and Chris Johnson are under nonguaranteed contracts and the club has yet to announce the Evan Turner deal, making their 15-man roster rather uncertain. Center Vitor Faverani remains under contract as well as Joel Anthony, who accepted his $3.8 million option for next season. Training camp is likely to remain at the team’s Waltham practice facility and not at Salve Regina in Newport R.I. Boston Globe

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