Boston Celtics to Sign Evan Turner

by July 22, 2014

Free agent guard Evan Turner is set to ink a deal with the Boston Celtics, according to his rep David Falk. Turner will reportedly earn a portion of the Celtics’ mid-level exception. Per the Boston Herald:

Turner, a 6-foot-7 swingman, has averaged 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in his four years in the league. Last season, he averaged 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists while splitting time between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Indiana Pacers. Turner started all 54 games with the Sixers and averaged a career-high 17.4 points per game before being traded to the Pacers, where he came off the bench.


“There are teams that offered him one-year deals. There are teams that offered him multi-year deals,” Turner’s representative, David Falk, said. “But I think the deal here is secondary to the environment.


“Boston all along has been probably our No. 1 destination. I felt what Evan needed was to kind of replicate the relationship that he had with coach Brett Brown in Philadelphia, which I think worked out tremendously well for him. We were really looking mostly for an environment more than geography. Brad has known Evan since high school, and we think that the very personal that college coaches have with their players is more in line with what we experienced with Brett.”