HoopsHype Evan Turner rumors

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Andrew Bynum is NOT the lazy slacker he's being portrayed as in the media ... he's actually a hardworking CHAMPION ... so says one of Bynum's former teammates. Philadelphia 76ers star Evan Turner hit the clubs in L.A. Sunday night (after putting a hurtin' on the Lakers) ... and told us Bynum busted his ass during his short stint in Philly (2012-2013). "I played with Bynum and he worked hard," Turner said ... "TWO world championships man. The dude's doing the right things, he's [just] getting injured." TMZ.com

December 30, 2013 Updates

With just five seconds remaining and the Sixers leading 109-104, Philadelphia cleared a defensive rebound and it was time to run out the clock. Turner had a different plan, though, sprinting out into the open court as the Lakers prepared to walk off the court. Approaching the paint with no defenders around him, Turner launched into a 360 windmill dunk that went home with just 0.8 seconds remaining. The slam gave Philadelphia a seven-point lead. As he jogged back down the court, Turner finally realized the time/score situation, and he put both of his hands up as he looked at the Lakers bench in dismay. He patted his chest, as if to say “My bad,” and he approached Jordan Hill, Shawne Williams, Jodie Meeks and Nick Young individually to offer individual apologies. SI.com

December 24, 2013 Updates

Evan (Turner)’s trade value is also impacted by the fact that you have to pay him in July. As for how he’s viewed. I have not heard anyone talk about him as a player they covet. I think his asking price in a contract in July is going to sway teams away from him. This is the problem with would-be free agents even restricted ones. HoopsWorld

December 20, 2013 Updates

That left Turner’s long-term status with the organization decidedly up in the air after the contract extension deadline came and went without him getting an agreement to remain in Philadelphia past this season. “I wasn’t disappointed or anything like that,” Turner said. “It just is what it is. We just got a new GM. Obviously he did a lot of work in Houston, so I don’t know how much he watched me play or anything like that, but he’s got his own plan and everything. “I wasn’t disappointed or frustrated or getting mad. People want me to be more mad than I was, but I understood it. I wasn’t expecting an extension in general, whether we had the same GM or whatever, because I didn’t think I would be signed early, so that’s pretty much it.” New York Post

December 19, 2013 Updates

The Rockets were previously negotiating with the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, which could’ve created a match for the Cavs since they have varying degrees of interest in both Evan Turner and Jeff Green to fill their needs on the wing. But by Wednesday afternoon, league sources indicated the Cavs weren’t close to a deal for either player and by Wednesday night, Yahoo! Sports reported the Cavs had faded significantly in any deal involving Asik and the Rockets. Akron Beacon Journal

December 17, 2013 Updates

One guy in sweats walked into the coach’s office, followed by one in a business suit, followed by another in team warmup attire. Who knows, other than those three men, what was said Monday within those four Barclays Center walls. But the visual of 76ers coach Brett Brown heading into his office, trailed by general manager Sam Hinkie and small forward Evan Turner, seemed suspicious. “Nothing much right now,” Hinkie responded, when asked about what’s new on the trade front. Daily Local News

Turner scoffed at a similar question. “We were watching film. We watch film before every game,” Turner said. “I wasn’t in trouble. Whatever happens behind closed doors is private.” Daily Local News

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are actively shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Three teams the Cavaliers are known to have spoken with are the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers, the sources said. The Cavs' targets are Iman Shumpert in New York, Evan Turner in Philadelphia and Luol Deng in Chicago, sources said. ESPN.com

Turner is down nine pounds and nearly 2.5 percent body fat since Brown became coach. He is leaner, stronger, quicker and in much better shape, which allows him to play better in fourth quarters and the second games of back-to-back situations. They were issues for him during his first three NBA seasons. “The first couple of years in back-to-backs I was more tired,” Turner said. “Throughout the day, I was wondering how I was going to finish the back-to-backs. Now I’m ready for the back-to-backs.” Bucks County Courier Times

November 25, 2013 Updates

Evan Turner on his uncertain future with the Sixers: “I really don’t [think about it.] All good things, I hope – God willing. I don’t think of anything negative. As a player and everything and the things I’m doing, it’s just confidence that wherever I end up, I’ll have the opportunity to do well and keep getting better as a player.” Philadelphia Inquirer

November 24, 2013 Updates

Beyond this season, however, it’s hard to know Turner’s future in Philadelphia, and whether or not he’ll be “swimming” there or somewhere else. He likely will be a restricted free agent this summer, which is something he really seems to understand could lead to his departure from the City of Brotherly Love. “I really don’t [think about what’s ahead]. All good things, I hope,” Turner said. “Wherever I end up, I feel like I have an opportunity to do well and keep getting better as a player.” HoopsWorld

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