HoopsHype Evan Turner rumors

February 20, 2014 Updates

Candace Buckner: Just talked to newest #Pacer Evan Turner. His first reaction to the news: "Definitely excited. Still shocked. The Pacers have a great organization, they have the best team in the NBA, great defense and it’s just a great organization. A lot of positive things are occurring there right now. I’m definitely excited to be a part of it. I just want to come in and fit in and try to help the team." Twitter @CandaceDBuckner

Ken Berger: Unable to secure a 1st-round pick in a deal for Evan Turner, Sixers may now take a 2nd as part of package for '10 No. 2 pick, sources say. Twitter @KBergCBS

February 19, 2014 Updates

Charlotte is in search of perimeter help and, as one executive who has spoken to the Bobcats recently, are exploring "every available option." That includes Philadelphia's Evan Turner, as ESPN.com reported last week, and Orlando's Aaron Afflalo. SI.com

February 18, 2014 Updates

Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie has reportedly discussed the possibility of dealing Hawes and fellow veterans Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young with every team in the NBA as the trade deadline looms at 3 p.m. Thursday, though a source close to the situation has said there's a "good chance" nothing happens. Perhaps that's because the Sixers, who have more available space under the salary cap than any team in the league, are asking for a first-round draft pick as compensation for any of those three, and because Turner and Hawes are in the final season of their contracts. USA Today Sports

February 17, 2014 Updates
February 16, 2014 Updates

The franchise wants to gain future compensation in exchange for Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, and Thaddeus Young, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. With the most cap space in the league and an open roster spot, the Sixers will consider acquiring an expiring contract from a team looking to dump a salary. But that most likely will also involve receiving a draft pick. As a result, the 76ers are believed to be the most active team in trade talks leading up to the deadline. The Sixers have had discussions with all 29 other NBA franchises. Philadelphia Inquirer

February 13, 2014 Updates

Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner posted a photo to his Instagram of a roll of toilet paper that has a picture of President Obama on every sheet, and he says the photo is from 76ers center Spencer Hawes’ house. The caption of the photo reads, in part: “Using the toilet @spenceneedle crib and I noticed his toilet paper. I refuse to use it though lol.” For The Win

February 11, 2014 Updates

It will allow Philly to take on extra salary in any deal for one of the Evan Turner/Young/Hawes trio. The Bobcats are absolutely serious about pursuing Turner,7 per several league sources, and the Sixers could take on Ben Gordon’s expiring contract along with one of Charlotte’s extra first-rounders (likely the 2014 pick Portland owes it) if that closes the deal. Grantland

February 8, 2014 Updates

One rival executive mentioned the San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Bobcats as possible destinations via trade, though both teams could also wait until the offseason to see if they could simply sign him then. Sixers center Spencer Hawes and Young are also frequently mentioned as trade possibilities. USA Today Sports

February 7, 2014 Updates

And in the final episode of Fear Factor, we have the case of Evan Turner (another Falk client). The fourth-year swingman is having a very productive season, averaging 17.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. But the price for that production in his forthcoming restricted free agency (if he's extended the qualifying offer) is likely too rich for the 76ers' blood, meaning they'd rather net a first-round draft pick in return for him and continue their rebuilding efforts with a more salary-cap friendly situation. One rival executive mentioned the San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Bobcats as possible destinations via trade, though both teams could also wait until the offseason to see if they could simply sign him then. USA Today Sports

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