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Evan Turner

27-Year-Old    SF,SG    Boston Celtics

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

10.5

REB

4.9

AST

4.4

STL

1.0

BLK

0.3

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Last year, the versatile Turner proved to be a useful cog for creative coach Brad Stevens. Turner's point-forward skills were leveraged in all 82 games last year, and he averaged 28 minutes, 9.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 0.4 three-pointers per game. As he enters ...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 10/27/1988  College: Ohio State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Celtics in September 2014.

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Turner struggled to score eight points (4-17 FG, 0-4 3Pt) in the series-ending Game 6 loss to Atlanta. He also posted seven rebounds and four assists.

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Evan Turner NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 21 PHI 78 23.0 7.2 3.9 2.0 0.6 0.2 0.2 42.5 80.8 1.0 0.5 3.4 0.6 31.8 2.9 6.8 1.3 1.6
2011-12 22 PHI 65 26.4 9.4 5.8 2.8 0.6 0.3 0.2 44.6 67.6 1.6 0.4 5.4 0.8 22.4 4.0 9.1 1.1 1.7
2012-13 23 PHI 82 35.3 13.3 6.3 4.3 0.9 0.2 0.7 41.9 74.0 2.3 0.7 5.6 1.9 36.5 5.4 12.8 1.9 2.5
2013-14 24 IND 27 21.1 7.1 3.2 2.4 0.4 0.1 0.4 41.1 70.6 1.3 0.4 2.7 0.9 50.0 2.9 7.0 0.9 1.3
2013-14 24 PHI 54 34.9 17.4 6.0 3.7 1.0 0.1 0.7 42.8 82.9 2.9 0.9 5.0 2.4 28.8 6.6 15.4 3.5 4.2
2013-14 24 IND/PHI 81 30.3 14.0 5.0 3.2 0.8 0.1 0.6 42.5 81.3 2.3 0.8 4.3 1.9 32.1 5.4 12.6 2.6 3.2
2014-15 25 BOS 82 27.6 9.5 5.1 5.5 1.0 0.2 0.4 42.9 75.2 2.4 0.5 4.6 1.5 27.7 3.9 9.1 1.3 1.7
2015-16 26 BOS 81 28.0 10.5 4.9 4.4 1.0 0.3 0.2 45.6 82.7 2.1 0.6 4.3 1.0 24.1 4.2 9.3 1.8 2.2
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Evan Turner NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 34.0 11.5 6.0 3.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 33.3 100.0 2.5 1.0 5.0 3.0 16.7 4.5 13.5 2.0 2.0
Last 14 Days 5 36.0 13.8 5.2 4.4 1.4 1.0 0.6 37.5 75.0 3.2 1.0 4.2 2.6 23.1 5.4 14.4 2.4 3.2
Last 30 Days 11 33.4 12.9 5.4 4.5 0.9 0.6 0.5 40.8 74.1 2.7 1.0 4.4 1.7 31.6 5.3 12.9 1.8 2.5
Last 5 Games 5 36.0 13.8 5.2 4.4 1.4 1.0 0.6 37.5 75.0 3.2 1.0 4.2 2.6 23.1 5.4 14.4 2.4 3.2
Last 10 Games 10 33.1 12.5 5.5 4.6 1.0 0.7 0.5 39.2 78.3 2.8 1.1 4.4 1.8 27.8 5.1 13.0 1.8 2.3
Last 20 Games 20 32.7 13.2 5.2 4.2 1.1 0.7 0.6 44.4 83.7 2.3 0.8 4.5 1.5 37.9 5.3 12.0 2.1 2.5

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Evan Turner
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 28 ATL 37 8 7 4 0 0 1 4 17 0 0 0 4 2 5 5
Apr 26 @ATL 31 15 5 2 1 1 4 5 10 4 4 1 2 0 5 0
Apr 24 ATL 45 17 7 6 1 2 4 7 19 2 4 1 2 2 5 4
Apr 22 ATL 34 17 2 7 5 1 5 6 14 4 6 1 3 0 2 4
Apr 19 @ATL 33 12 5 3 0 1 2 5 12 2 2 0 2 1 4 3
Apr 16 @ATL 34 10 8 5 1 1 1 4 13 2 2 0 1 3 5 3
Apr 13 MIA 29 16 3 4 1 0 1 7 13 2 3 0 0 0 3 3
Apr 11 CHA 30 15 7 1 0 0 4 6 16 2 2 1 1 3 4 3
Apr 9 @ATL 26 11 7 5 0 0 3 5 10 0 0 1 3 0 7 2
Apr 8 MIL 32 4 4 9 1 1 3 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Apr 6 NOP Did Not Play
Apr 3 @LAL 36 17 4 4 0 0 2 7 12 2 4 1 1 0 4 2
Apr 1 @GSW 37 21 5 5 3 0 5 8 13 4 4 1 1 1 4 3
Mar 31 @POR 30 14 1 4 4 2 2 4 8 6 6 0 0 0 1 4
Mar 28 @LAC 32 4 4 1 1 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Mar 26 @PHO 35 17 11 3 0 1 3 6 14 5 6 0 1 2 9 3
Mar 23 TOR 33 17 4 7 2 2 1 7 13 2 2 1 2 1 3 0
Mar 21 ORL 32 16 5 4 0 1 2 7 11 0 0 2 2 0 5 2
Mar 20 @PHI 35 17 9 6 0 0 1 8 15 0 0 1 1 0 9 1
Mar 18 @TOR 31 12 5 2 2 0 2 4 9 4 4 0 1 0 5 2
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Mar 16 OKC 21 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Mar 15 @IND 27 6 5 5 0 0 1 2 7 2 2 0 0 2 3 3
Mar 11 HOU 30 5 7 9 5 0 2 1 6 3 4 0 1 0 7 1
Mar 9 MEM 30 16 4 8 1 0 3 6 10 3 4 1 1 1 3 2
Mar 5 @CLE 27 11 4 3 0 0 2 5 9 1 2 0 0 0 4 1
Mar 4 NYK 32 21 8 3 1 0 3 10 19 1 2 0 0 1 7 0
Mar 2 POR 26 2 4 5 2 1 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Feb 29 UTA 28 8 6 4 2 1 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Feb 27 MIA 28 14 6 9 1 0 0 6 12 2 3 0 0 2 4 0
Feb 25 MIL 31 8 4 4 3 0 2 2 9 4 4 0 1 0 4 3
Feb 22 @MIN 26 9 9 4 2 0 2 4 8 1 2 0 0 0 9 1
Feb 21 @DEN 27 17 9 5 1 0 4 6 8 4 4 1 2 1 8 4
Feb 19 @UTA 25 10 1 1 0 0 0 3 6 3 6 1 1 0 1 4
Feb 10 LAC 31 14 6 6 0 0 0 6 14 2 4 0 0 1 5 2
Feb 9 @MIL 30 6 6 10 0 1 4 2 8 2 2 0 0 3 3 1
Feb 7 SAC 27 11 4 9 0 1 4 4 8 3 3 0 0 0 4 2
Feb 5 @CLE 32 19 12 6 0 1 1 8 16 3 4 0 1 0 12 2
Feb 3 DET 26 14 6 5 0 2 2 4 8 6 6 0 0 0 6 3
Feb 2 @NYK 29 14 10 4 3 0 2 6 13 2 2 0 0 2 8 1
Jan 31 @ORL 27 8 2 5 0 1 2 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Jan 29 ORL 25 15 2 8 2 0 3 5 7 5 5 0 0 0 2 1
Jan 27 DEN 30 14 4 6 2 0 3 7 11 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Jan 25 @WAS 29 18 5 3 1 0 1 7 11 4 5 0 0 0 5 0
Jan 24 @PHI 26 11 4 5 1 0 3 4 9 3 4 0 0 0 4 1
Jan 23 @PHI Did Not Play
Jan 22 CHI 20 10 5 5 1 0 5 4 7 2 2 0 2 2 3 1
Jan 20 @TOR 23 11 5 5 0 0 2 4 6 3 4 0 0 0 5 2
Jan 18 @DAL 26 4 3 8 1 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Jan 16 @WAS 29 6 5 5 0 0 3 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 3 1
Jan 15 PHO 25 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Jan 13 IND 20 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 4 1
Jan 12 @NYK 28 7 2 4 1 0 1 3 10 0 0 1 5 0 2 2
Jan 10 @MEM 21 0 2 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2
Jan 7 @CHI 37 10 5 6 4 0 3 4 12 2 2 0 2 1 4 3
Jan 6 DET 36 17 6 0 0 0 1 6 13 4 4 1 2 0 6 3
Jan 4 @BKN 37 12 11 3 0 1 4 6 12 0 0 0 0 1 10 2
Jan 2 BKN 37 12 7 3 0 0 1 4 11 4 4 0 3 1 6 2
Dec 30 LAL 27 20 4 8 0 0 1 8 15 4 5 0 0 1 3 3
Dec 27 NYK 30 19 5 2 0 0 2 8 11 2 2 1 1 0 5 1
Dec 26 @DET 23 13 5 3 0 1 5 5 11 3 4 0 0 0 5 1
Dec 23 @CHA 22 0 3 5 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 1
Dec 21 MIN 23 4 1 10 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Dec 18 ATL 28 8 2 5 1 0 4 3 8 1 2 1 2 0 2 2
Dec 16 @DET 27 9 9 3 0 0 2 4 9 1 1 0 0 1 8 4
Dec 15 CLE 27 6 8 4 0 1 2 3 8 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
Dec 12 @CHA 28 10 2 3 1 0 0 5 10 0 1 0 1 0 2 2
Dec 11 GSW 36 13 9 6 2 2 3 6 12 1 1 0 1 3 6 2
Dec 9 CHI 29 13 3 7 2 0 2 3 8 7 8 0 1 1 2 1
Dec 7 @NOP 23 8 4 4 2 0 3 2 8 4 4 0 1 1 3 0
Dec 5 @SAS 30 16 4 1 2 0 1 7 17 1 2 1 2 1 3 2
Dec 3 @SAC 27 6 1 4 1 0 2 2 6 2 3 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 30 @MIA 32 13 6 3 3 0 1 5 11 3 4 0 1 1 5 1
Nov 29 @ORL 21 2 4 6 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Nov 27 WAS 21 4 2 3 1 2 2 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 2 2
Nov 25 PHI 36 16 9 3 0 1 3 6 18 4 4 0 3 0 9 0
Nov 24 @ATL 26 8 4 7 0 0 2 2 8 4 5 0 0 1 3 1
Nov 22 @BKN 32 13 7 3 2 0 2 6 10 1 2 0 3 1 6 3
Nov 20 BKN 26 12 5 7 0 1 2 5 7 2 2 0 1 1 4 0
Nov 18 DAL 24 6 3 3 1 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Nov 16 @HOU 18 7 5 2 0 0 2 2 5 3 3 0 2 0 5 3
Nov 15 @OKC 24 2 3 3 2 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Nov 13 ATL 24 5 5 4 0 0 1 2 11 1 1 0 3 2 3 3
Nov 11 IND 33 20 3 3 1 2 2 9 13 2 2 0 0 0 3 2
Nov 10 @MIL 29 13 5 6 4 0 1 6 12 0 0 1 4 0 5 2
Nov 6 WAS 30 16 6 2 3 0 2 7 12 0 0 2 4 0 6 3
Nov 4 @IND 21 11 4 4 0 1 1 5 10 0 0 1 2 0 4 1
Nov 1 SAS 16 2 4 3 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 2
Oct 30 TOR 28 6 4 1 1 0 4 2 11 2 4 0 1 1 3 2
Oct 28 PHI 22 6 4 2 0 0 3 2 5 2 2 0 1 1 3 0
Evan Turner Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Evan Turner – Playing Time & Selected Stats

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #5 Point Guard, #2 Shooting Guard

1.  Jae Crowder

2.  Evan Turner

3.  Jonas Jerebko

4.  Marcus Smart

5.  James Young

6.  John Holland

Boston Celtics

True Shooting Percentage

51.3%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Evan Turner has a true shooting percentage of 51.3%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2015-16

There are no 2015-16 true shooting percentage stats available for Evan Turner.

What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Evan Turner NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 21 PHI 78 36.0 11.3 6.1 3.2 1.0 0.3 0.3 42.5 80.8 1.6 0.8 5.3 0.9 31.8 4.5 10.6 2.0 2.5
2011-12 22 PHI 65 36.0 12.8 7.9 3.8 0.8 0.4 0.2 44.6 67.6 2.2 0.6 7.3 1.0 22.4 5.5 12.4 1.5 2.3
2012-13 23 PHI 82 36.0 13.6 6.4 4.4 0.9 0.2 0.7 41.9 74.0 2.3 0.7 5.7 2.0 36.5 5.5 13.1 1.9 2.6
2013-14 24 IND 27 36.0 12.1 5.4 4.0 0.7 0.1 0.8 41.1 70.6 2.1 0.8 4.7 1.5 50.0 4.9 12.0 1.5 2.1
2013-14 24 PHI 54 36.0 17.9 6.1 3.8 1.1 0.1 0.7 42.8 82.9 3.0 1.0 5.2 2.5 28.8 6.8 15.9 3.6 4.4
2013-14 24 IND/PHI 81 36.0 16.6 6.0 3.8 1.0 0.1 0.7 42.5 81.3 2.8 0.9 5.1 2.3 32.1 6.4 15.0 3.1 3.8
2014-15 25 BOS 82 36.0 12.4 6.6 7.2 1.3 0.3 0.5 42.9 75.2 3.2 0.6 6.0 1.9 27.7 5.1 11.9 1.7 2.2
2015-16 26 BOS 81 36.0 13.5 6.3 5.7 1.3 0.4 0.3 45.6 82.7 2.7 0.8 5.5 1.3 24.1 5.4 11.9 2.3 2.8
Preseason Projections 27 BOS 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Evan Turner

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Evan Turner NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 21 PHI 78 1797 565 306 159 49 14 14 42.5 80.8 80 42 264 44 31.8 225 529 101 125
2011-12 22 PHI 65 1713 610 376 180 40 20 11 44.6 67.6 105 27 349 49 22.4 263 590 73 108
2012-13 23 PHI 82 2892 1094 517 354 71 17 58 41.9 74.0 187 56 461 159 36.5 441 1053 154 208
2013-14 24 IND 27 571 192 86 64 11 2 12 41.1 70.6 34 12 74 24 50.0 78 190 24 34
2013-14 24 PHI 54 1886 939 322 198 56 5 38 42.8 82.9 155 50 272 132 28.8 356 831 189 228
2013-14 24 IND/PHI 81 2457 1131 408 262 67 7 50 42.5 81.3 189 62 346 156 32.1 434 1021 213 262
2014-15 25 BOS 82 2260 779 417 449 83 19 33 42.9 75.2 198 40 377 119 27.7 320 746 106 141
2015-16 26 BOS 81 2271 854 397 359 80 28 20 45.6 82.7 169 50 347 83 24.1 343 753 148 179
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Evan Turner NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2010-11 21 PHI 78 23.0 48.4 43.9 19.3 9.7 2.0 8.8
2011-12 22 PHI 65 26.4 47.8 45.5 19.5 11.4 1.7 11.7
2012-13 23 PHI 82 35.3 47.8 44.6 21.0 11.1 1.9 14.6
2013-14 24 IND 27 21.1 46.8 44.2 21.1 11.2 1.9 7.4
2013-14 24 PHI 54 34.9 50.4 45.1 15.4 12.1 1.3 15.8
2013-14 24 IND/PHI 81 30.3 49.8 45.0 16.5 11.9 1.4 13.0
2014-15 25 BOS 82 27.6 48.2 45.1 30.9 13.6 2.3 13.3
2015-16 26 BOS 81 28.0 51.3 46.9 26.4 12.4 2.1 13.7
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Evan Turner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Turner scored a team-high 15 points (5-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block over 31 minutes in Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Hawks.

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Turner scored 17 points (7-19 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT) to go with seven rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and one steal in 45 minutes during the Celtics' 104-95 Game 4 overtime win over the Hawks on Sunday.

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Turner compiled 17 points (6-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven assists, five steals, two rebounds, and one block in 34 minutes during the Celtics' 111-103 Game 3 victory over the Hawks on Friday.

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Turner will start at shooting guard in Friday's Game 3 matchup with the Hawks.

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Turner totaled 12 points (5-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and one block in 33 minutes during the Celtics' 89-72 Game 2 loss to the Hawks on Tuesday.

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Turner scored 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-3 FT) to go with four assists, three rebounds, and one steal across 29 minutes in Wednesday's comeback win over the Heat.

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Turner (eye) finished with four points (2-6 FG), nine assists, four rebounds, one steal, and one block in 32 minutes during the Celtics' 124-109 win over the Bucks on Friday.

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Turner (eye) will play Friday against the Bucks, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports.

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Turner (eye) intends to return Friday against the Bucks, the Providence Journal's Scott Souza reports.

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Turner (eye) could return as early as Friday against the Bucks. "Evan saw the doctor again [Wednesday] and he's set to do light non-contact work [Thursday] with a chance to play Friday," coach Brad Stevens said.

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Turner (eye) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports.

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Turner's diagnosis of a left eye abrasion was confirmed Monday.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Turner split time between Indiana and Philadelphia, the team that drafted him second overall in 2010. The Sixers were holding out for more but eventually accepted the realities of the market and received a second-round draft pick and an expiring contract (Danny Granger's) that they bought out. Turner's playing time and reputation took a tumble with the Pacers, who for several reasons, did not extend a qualifying offer and let Turner become an unrestricted free agent. He signed a one-year deal with Boston for a portion of their mid-level exception. The storylines are that Turner is motivated to rehab his career; he's a low-risk/high-reward signing for Boston; and head coach Brad Stevens will have a positive impact (think Jordan Crawford in Boston last season). Turner has flaws, but he's a multi-category producer that averaged 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.0 steals in 35 minutes per game over 54 games with the Sixers last season. He's a ball-dominating wing player, who doesn't shoot well from the perimeter and can be distracted when not engaged. Now he joins a team that's looking to develop a few young wings/guards while already possessing a dominant ball-handler in Rajon Rondo. Turner will need to modify his game on a team that's still very much experimenting with combinations. The heady numbers Turner had with Philly are unlikely to be rediscovered, but there will be an opportunity for him in Boston. If he plays well early in the season in a limited role, that could prompt Boston to trade Jeff Green and create a larger load for Turner.

2013-14

Anyone who has been paying attention to what's happened in Philly this offseason can see why big things might be in store for Turner in 2013-14. The Sixers have done a better job than any team positioning themselves for a shot at Andrew Wiggins in the 2014 NBA Draft. Philly dealt Jrue Holiday for an injured defense-only project at center, in Nerlens Noel. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams is going to start at point guard, and his backups are Royal Ivey and Tony Wroten, so Turner should handle the ball quite a bit. This won't be good in leagues that count turnovers, but one would expect his 4.3 assists per game average from last season to see a slight spike. In fact, his counting stats should be up across the board, with he and Thaddeus Young being the lone respectable NBA starters left on the roster. Of course, this will coincide with a dip in his already no-so-great 42 percent field-goal percentage. Turner was seventh among small forwards with 6.3 rebounds per game last season, so if your roster is guard-heavy after the first five or six rounds, he's a nice option to help make up some production there. He had 16 games with double-digit boards last season, which is pretty impressive considering Kevin Durant had 19 such games.

2012-13

One of the big winners of the four-team Dwight Howard trade was Turner, who projects to ascend into a regular starting role following the trade of Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets. The second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Turner hasn’t received the same amount of fanfare as top pick John Wall, and doesn’t yet have a double-digit scoring season to his credit in his two years in the league. Still, he enters this season as one of the top sleeper candidates at shooting guard. Outside of perhaps Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant, there are few two-guards who can be triple-double threats on a given night, but Turner is one of them. In just 26.4 minutes per game last season, Turner averaged 9.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists, including a 29-13-6 effort in the penultimate game against Milwaukee. He upped that production in the postseason, averaging 11.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists over 13 games. With Turner expected to play over 30 minutes every night, he has a great chance at exceeding his numbers across all categories. One category that could benefit the most is Turner’s assist total, as he’ll now have a legitimate post presence to work with after Andrew Bynum was acquired in the Howard trade. Things are only looking up for the 23-year-old Turner, who could be a steal in the latter rounds of a fantasy draft.

2011-12

A very athletic and all-around talent entering his second season, Taylor has worked extensively on his jump shot this offseason and coach Doug Collins is looking for major improvement from last year. He was drafted second overall in last year's draft and is still considered the backbone of the Sixers future. At 6-7, 205, Turner can cause matchup problems for opponents at shooting guard, and if his jump shot has truly improved, he should be able improve on his subpar rookie numbers ( 7.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.0 assists).

2010-11

With the success of last year's rookie crop – this even despite a preseason injury to Blake Griffin, originally considered by many to be the only true difference-maker in the draft – one's forced to wonder exactly what heights this year's comparatively more talented group of first-years might reach. Second-overall pick Turner has an impressive resume, finishing his junior year at Ohio State with over 20 points per game, just under six assists, and – somewhat incredibly, for a wing of any size – 9.2 rebounds per game. His outside shooting might very well take some time to develop, if it does at all: Only about a tenth of Turner's shots were from behind the arc, and he hit those at less than a 40 percent clip. Despite the lack of range on his jumper, he still managed to record field goal percentages of over 50 in his last two years, owing predominantly to his good ball handling and skill in the open floor. With the quick Jrue Holiday running the point, freakishly athletic Andre Iguodala at the three, and undersized power forward in Thaddeus Young, it's hard to envision a scenario where coach Doug Collins doesn't attempt to improve on last year's slow-moving 91.6 possessions per game, only the 22nd fastest in the NBA. Turner is likely to get something close to starter's minutes right from the beginning. That said, the former Buckeye was one of the biggest disappointments of the Orlando summer league, averaging just 9.4 points on 33.3 percent shooting and more turnovers (3.4) than assists (2.8).