Following an offseason trade from Portland, Turner began the 2019-20 season with the Hawks. He appeared in 19 games, logging an average of 13.2 minutes per contest. Turner made his Hawks debut on opening night in Detroit on Oct. 24, playing 17 minutes and putting up nine points, four assists and one steal. Turner scored a season-high 11 points in a loss to the Clippers on Nov. 16, also adding five rebounds and two steals. He reached the 20-minute mark in back-to-back games on Dec. 2 and Dec. 4, notching a season-high 21 minutes in the latter contest. On Feb. 4, Turner was traded to the Timberwolves. The veteran did not appear in a game for Minnesota before the season was suspended on Mar. 11.2018
Turner was one of the first options off the bench for the Trail Blazers in his third season with the squad. While he played in 73 games and averaged 22 minutes per contest, Turner only picked up two starts. He was not taking threes last year, as he only attempted 0.7 per game. That was his lowest threes-per-game average since his rookie campaign. In total, he took 6.1 shots per contest, making 46 percent of his field goal attempts. The second-overall pick out of the 2010 NBA Draft, Turner averaged 6.8 points per game. He contributed in other ways too, as he averaged 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest. In the playoffs, where Portland made a run to the Western Conference Finals, Turner took on a smaller role. He appeared in all 16 games, but averaged 15.3 minutes and 2.9 field goal attempts a night. After the season ended, Turner was traded by Portland to the Hawks for Kent Bazemore.2017
Turner was a useful part of Portland's rotation in his 10th NBA season. The Ohio State product appeared in 79 games with 40 starts, averaging 25.7 minutes per night. That looked fairly similar to the previous season when Turner played 25.5 minutes per night, though he upped his total games played by 14 and his starts by 28 in 2017-2018. Turner finished fifth on the team in total field goal attempts, serving as a secondary option behind star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. He averaged 8.2 points per game on 44.7 percent shooting from the field. Turner also knocked down a career-best 85 percent of his free throws. He continued to supply more than scoring by chipping in 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. His best all-around game came on New Year's Day when he scored a season-high 22 points to go with six assists, four rebounds and a steal. Turner scored in double figures a total of 31 times, and he grabbed a season-high eight rebounds on two separate occasions. The veteran was trusted as a starter for three of the team's four playoff games, though he missed Game 3 of the first-round series against New Orleans with a toe injury.2016
During the summer of 2016, Turner -- a free agent -- signed a four-year agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers. With Portland, Turner continued in a sixth-man role, similar to the one he excelled in the previous season with the Celtics. He appeared in 65 games for the Trail Blazers, with 12 starts, and averaged 25.5 minutes per contest. Twice Turner grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds, including during a 15-point, 10-rebound effort during a loss at Memphis. Turner had two double-doubles during the season and for the second year in a row shot better than 82 percent from the free throw line. On Jan. 11, the 6-foot-6 wing dished a season-best 11 assists in a win over the Cavaliers. On Feb. 3, Turner scored a season-high 24 points during a loss to Dallas. Adversity hit Feb. 7, however, as Turner suffered a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand during a game against the Mavericks. The injury forced "E.T." to miss 14 straight games. He returned in time to play in Portland's last 15 games. The Trail Blazers finished an even 41-41 and were swept by the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. In Game 1 of the series, Turner registered a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. During Game 3 of the series, Turner posted 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal.2015
The 2015-16 campaign was Evan Turner's sixth season in the NBA and his second with the Boston Celtics. After starting in the majority of games last season, coach Brad Stevens decided Turner was better suited for the sixth-man role during the 2015-16 season. With the ability to provide scoring, guard both wing spots and work as a ball handler and facilitator, Turner's versatility was a valued asset and allowed him to fit in seamlessly with just about any Celtics lineup. Even while coming off the bench for all but 12 of his 81 appearances, Turner received 28.0 minutes per game and delivered a full stat line of 10.5 points (on a career-best 45.6 percent shooting), 4.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.0 steal per game. With his boost in both field-goal (Turner shot 42.9 percent last year) and free-throw percentages (a career-best 82.7 percent, up from 75.2 during the 2014-15 campaign), one can argue that the 2015-16 season was the best of Turner's career. Hr scored a season-high 21 points twice, including in a March 4 win over the Knicks during which he added eight rebounds and three assists. Turner also logged a season-best 10 dimes on two occasions -- at Milwaukee (Feb. 9) and against Minnesota (Dec. 21). Turner's Celtics finished the year at 48-34 and lost to the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.2014
During the summer of 2014, free agent Evan Turner signed a two-year agreement with the Boston Celtics. Turner appeared in all 82 regular season games for Boston, with 57 starts, and averaged 27.6 minutes per game. It was the second season in which the durable Turner played in all 82 games. "E.T." began the season coming off the bench for Boston. He started in only three games over Boston's first 28 contests. In late December, however, the Celtics traded Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks and coach Brad Steven's decided to experiment with Turner as the new starting point guard. The versatile Turner then started the last 54 games of the year for Boston, spending time at point guard, shooting guard and small forward. In Turner's first start at point guard, in a Dec. 31 win over the Kings, Turner dished a career-high 11 assists to go with 10 points and three steals. On Mar. 13, Turner scored a season-high 30 points during a home win over Orlando. On Apr. 10, Turner dished a new career-best 13 assists during a win at Cleveland. The 6-foot-6 Turner had 11 games with nine or more assists, and his 449 total assists ranked 16th in The Association. Turner's Celtics would finish at 40-42 and lose the Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs. During the Game 3 of the series, Turner scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight assists in the loss.2013
During the 2013-14 season, Turner was enjoying his best statistical season with Philadelphia when he was traded to the Indiana Pacers at the deadline. With the Sixers, over 54 games, Turner was averaging 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 steal per contest. He also started all 54 games that he appeared in for Philly. On Jan. 22, "E.T." scored a career-high 34 points, and added 11 rebounds during a win at New York. On Feb. 20, the 6-foot-6 wing was traded with Lavoy Allen to the Pacers for Danny Granger and a 2015 second-round draft pick. Indiana wanted to strengthen its roster for a playoff run and shifted Turner to a sixth-man role. With the Pacers, Turner came off the bench in 25 of 27 games and registered per-game numbers of 7.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists over 21 minutes per contest. The Pacers finished 56-26 and defeated the Hawks and Wizards on their way to facing the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. They would lose to the Heat in six games. Turner appeared in 12 of the Pacers' 19 postseason contests, averaging 3.3 points per game.2012
During the 2012-13 season, Turner started all 82 regular season games for 76ers, with big upticks in playing time, scoring, rebounds and assists. In addition to constantly starting, Turner's per-game minutes went from 26.4 the previous year to 35.3 in 2012-13. Her scoring increased to 13.3 per game and his assists improved to 4.3 per contest. Plus, Turner's 6.3 rebounds per game ranked seventh among all small forwards. On New Year's Day during a win over the Lakers, "E.T." scored 22 points and grabbed 13 boards during arguably his best game of the season. Turner registered a career-high 14 double-doubles on for the season. On Jan. 28 in a loss to Memphis, Turner scored a season-high 27 points and dished seven assists.2011
The 2011-12 season was Turner's second season in The Association. He showed steady growth across the board with per-game improvements in points (9.4), rebounds (5.8) and assists (2.8) per game, surpassing what he did during the 2010-11 campaign. The 6-foot-6 wing also improved his shooting accuracy from 42.5 percent as a rookie to 44.6 percent during his sophomore season. He also started 20 games during the lockout-shortened season. On Mar. 7, Turner scored a career-high 26 points, plus added nine rebounds, during a home win over Boston. On Mar. 11, Turned grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds in a win at New York. On Apr. 25, Turner set a new career-best with 29 points, as well as 13 rebounds, during a win at Milwaukee. The 76ers finished at 35-31, defeated the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs, but lost to Boston in the second round. Turner averaged 11.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in 13 postseason appearances (12 starts).2010
Evan Turner was selected with the No. 2 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2010 NBA Draft. The 22-year-old wing appeared in 78 games for Philly, with 14 starts, and averaged 23.0 minutes per contest. On opening night, Oct. 27, Turner made his NBA debut with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists over 31 minutes during a home loss to the Heat. On Nov. 7, an injury to Andre Iguodala opened a starting spot for Turner. For his first career start, the rookie delivered a double-double of 14 points, 10 rebounds and three dimes in a win at New York. Ten days later, Turner would register his second (and last) double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 boards during a loss to the Raptors. Turner would get 12 straight starts before returning to the second unit. On Dec. 29, Turner scored a career-high 23 points, with five boards and two steals, in a win over the Suns. On Apr. 5, Turner posted 21 points and five dimes in a loss at Boston. The Ohio State product ended his season with per-game averages of 7.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. The Sixers finished an even 41-41 and lost to the Heat in the first round of the playoffs. Turner played in all five games of the series, and in Game 4, he posted 17 points and six boards during Philly's lone postseason win. He averaged 8.0 points and 4.6 rebounds during those five playoff contests.
June 24, 2010Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2010 NBA Draft. Shortly thereafter, signed a rookie contract with the 76ers.
February 20, 2014Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers with Lavoy Allen to the Indiana Pacers for Danny Granger and a 2015 2nd round draft pick (Luka Mitrovic was later selected).
September 29, 2014Signed as a free agent a two-year agreement with the Boston Celtics.
July 7, 2016Signed a four-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers
June 24, 2019Traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Atlanta Hawks for Kent Bazemore.
February 5, 2020As part of a four-team trade, dealt from the Hawks to the Timberwolves; the Timberwolves also received Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Nets' 2020 first-round pick; Hawks received Clint Capela, Nene; Rockets received Robert Covington, Jordan Bell, future second-round pick; Nuggets received Shabazz Napier, Keita Bates-Diop, Noah Vonleh, Gerald Green, Houston's first-round pick.