C’s Close In On Signing Turner
It's getting crowded in the Boston Celtics backcourt. Reports out of Boston say the C's have reached a free agent deal with Evan Turner who played with the Pacers and Philly last season.
Turner is 25-years-old and was the overall #2 pick(Ohio State) by the Philadelphia 76'ers back in 2010. They dealt him to Indiana at the trade deadline last season but he didn't play much for the Pacers and the team did not extend a qualifiying offer to him that would have been $8.7-million-dollars. Instead, the Pacers let him become a free agent.
The Celtics backcourt now includes Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, the two draft picks from June - Marcus Smart and Jame Young. Turner is 6-7 and plays a lot of small forward too.
Last season when he started 54 games with Philly, Turner averaged 17.5 ppg.
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