Evan Turner SG/SF IND 25 Days

Evan Turner's agent David Falk explained that Brad Stevens was a big reason Turner elected to sign with the Celtics.

"I think Brad [Stevens] had an opportunity to take a player with a high skill set and a very strong desire to prove what happened in Indiana was a mistake," said Falk. "I think that Brad has a chance to put him in the right sets and have a great bargain in free agency. That's why we put this thing together. We were looking for a coach that felt like Evan could be an important contributor to the team." Turner will have to earn his minutes in Boston, and we don't see him as much more than a late-round flier at this point.

Evan Turner SG/SF IND 27 Days

Evan Turner's previous coach Brett Brown spoke highly of Turner in a recent interview.

"I think his growth is infinite," said Brown. "I just have a soft spot for him. I feel like his better days are ahead of him. He's young by all standards [25], and I think the Celtics are really lucky to have him... If he can find the right environment, he has a chance to rebuild himself, and I know that it's in him. I really think that he's got something else to offer." Turner doesn't have too many supporters after his very unimpressive stint in Indiana, and while Brown has a "soft spot" for Turner, we'll need to see how he performs on the basketball court with his new teammates in Boston before we bump him up on our charts. Turner looks like a late-round flier.

Evan Turner SG/SF IND 1 Month

The Celtics are reportedly finalizing a deal with unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.

Evan Turner SG/SF IND 1 Month

Unrestricted free agent Evan Turner has reportedly received some interest from the Celtics and Timberwolves.

The former No. 2 overall pick has struggled to stay relevant in the NBA, scoring inefficiently and playing that Swiss cheese defense. His best statistical season came the first half of the 2013-14 season playing for a tanking Sixers team in the role of "someone has to score." He was then traded to Indiana midseason where his ineptitude was put on full display, showing he could not be "effective" without the ball in his hands. He wouldn't have much value on either of the aforementioned teams.

Evan Turner SG/SF IND 1 Month

The Wolves have interest in signing unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.

The Pacers didn't extend a qualifying offer to him, and it's obvious there won't be much of a market for him. Turner is one of the least efficient players in the league and he is likely going to join the second unit with whatever team signs him. He won't be worth drafting in most fantasy leagues no matter where he lands

Evan Turner SG/SF IND 3 Months

Evan Turner will be a restricted free agent this offseason, but he has likely played his last games wearing the Pacers uniform.

Turner was brought in to be a spark off the bench for the Pacers, but failed to gel with the team as he saw his minutes dip from 21.1 per game during the regular season, to a measly four total minutes throughout the entire Eastern Conference Finals. Turner's need to have the ball in his hands to be effective, mixed with his general lack of a jump shot didn't mesh well with the Indiana roster, and it seems all but certain that Turner will be wearing a different jersey next season.

Evan Turner SG/SF IND 3 Months

Evan Turner was cleared to play in Tuesday's Game 2, but never got into the game.

He was still recovering from his illness and the Pacers didn't feel he was able to go last night. Many would argue that this is good news for the Pacers, but their bench was useless in the loss, and Turner might have been able to at least provide some offense off the pine. With three days until Saturday's Game 3, Turner should be ready to roll in that one. However, how many minutes the Pacers will be comfortable giving him is still the big question.

Evan Turner SG/SF IND 3 Months

Evan Turner (strep throat) will play in Game 2 on Tuesday.

Turner did not play in Sunday's Game 1 win over the Heat, but was able to practice Monday and will be available for Tuesday's Game 2. Indiana relied heavily on their starters during Game 1 and Turner didn't play the final two games against the Hawks in the first round, so despite the fact that he's active, we still may not see Turner on the court Tuesday night.

Evan Turner SG/SF IND 3 Months

Evan Turner (strep throat) practiced on Monday and said he's ready to play in Game 2 on Tuesday.

He did not play in Game 1 and the Pacers turned in one of their best games in quite some time. That doesn't really have anything to do with Turner not playing despite how statistically they've been more efficient on offense while Turner is on the bench.

Evan Turner SG/SF IND 3 Months

Pacers coach Frank Vogel expects Evan Turner (strep throat) to return for Game 2 on Tuesday.

Indiana leaned heavily on their starters, with only Luis Scola and C.J. Watson playing more than nine minutes off the bench. Rasual Butler was scoreless in nine minutes and his role should quickly evaporate, but there's no guarantee of big minutes for Turner in the Conference finals -- he didn't play in the final two games vs. the Hawks in the first round, and averaged 14 minutes per game vs. the Wizards.