HoopsHype Evan Turner rumors


July 24, 2014 Updates

Turner is 6-foot-7 and a mix of shooting guard and small forward, while Green, two inches taller, is a small forward or stretch 4. But there is some overlap. And the presence of Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk at power forward would seem to push Green toward the 3. “I’m not concerned,” said agent David Falk, who represents Green, Turner and Sullinger. “I don’t think Evan Turner coming in is going to supplant Jeff Green. But it’s impossible to figure out how Danny (Ainge) is going to solve the puzzle. That’s the challenge, and Danny’s a very intelligent man. I’m sure he will find a way to solve the puzzle.” Boston Herald

July 22, 2014 Updates

Turner played at Ohio State for Stevens’ former Butler boss, Thad Matta, and coaching appears to have played a major role in Turner’s decision. “There are teams that offered him one-year deals. There are teams that offered him multi-year deals,” said Falk. “But I think the deal here is secondary to the environment. “Boston all along has been probably our No. 1 destination. I felt what Evan needed was to kind of replicate the relationship that he had with coach Brett Brown in Philadelphia. ... We were really looking mostly for an environment more than geography.” Boston Herald

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Darren Wolfson: #Twolves made an initial call on FA forward Trevor Booker. But never really followed up. He's off to Utah. Evan Turner remains top priority. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

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A source tells 1500espn.com that the Wolves are targeting former Sixers and Pacers shooting guard Evan Turner, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 Draft. He became an unrestricted free agent after the Pacers didn't extend an $8.7 million qualifying offer. 1500 ESPN

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After Indiana's 117-92 loss to the Miami Heat, when asked if he envisioned returning to the Pacers, Turner expressed uncertainty about his future with the team. "I really don't know to tell you the truth," said Turner, the former No. 2 pick of the 2010 draft. "I really don't know what's going on even tomorrow, you know what I'm saying?" Indianapolis Star

Turner diplomatically answered questions about his future, telling The Star that he counted his three months with the Pacers as a "blessing" while also refusing to view the experience as anything but a positive one. Still, Turner, whether subconsciously or quite mindful, spoke as an outsider while reviewing his limited responsibilities with the team during its conference finals run. "It is what it is. I was just happy to be here," Turner said. "End of the day, I'm just happy to be here. This was a mission that started – the core started four years ago, so it's on them regards to winning and losing it. But I was just happy to be here." Indianapolis Star

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