HoopsHype Evan Turner rumors

February 21, 2014 Updates

Turner believed the trade deadline had passed and, playing for the struggling 76ers (15-40), was making post-regular season vacation plans when he heard he had been traded. "Definitely excited. Still shocked; I thought the trade deadline was over," Turner told The Star on Thursday night. "I was actually setting up my postseason (vacation) with my agent's assistant and pretty much when I was telling her the days I wanted to go. (Then) she said, 'Well, no we can't book (those days), you've just got traded.' "Hopefully, I can play basketball while it's nice out. That's the best time to do it. I'm looking forward to the future and the next few months with the team." Indianapolis Star

Paul George: On a serious note upset day for me losing a big brother and mentor hate to see him leave us.. You helped me so far along the way big bro! Still one of my toughest match ups.. Nothing but love for you geezy!Seguir Instagram

On Thursday, the Pacers traded Granger, 30, and a 2015 second-round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for versatile small forward Evan Turner and center Lavoy Allen. "It's a day of mixed emotions," said a source close to Granger. "He's obviously excited for the next chapter of his career and showing the league how ready he is. But at the same time, this organization has been very important to him for years and he's made a ton of friends and so obviously saying bye to those close friends and teammates and others within the organization is going to be tough for he and his wife (Dionna)." Indianapolis Star

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
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

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