Evan Turner SG/SF IND 2 Days
Evan Turner came up empty again in Sunday's road loss, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting in 25 minutes off the Pacers' bench.
C.J. Watson (elbow) was unavailable but that hardly explains how awful Indy's bench played -- the entire second unit combined for four points on 1-of-9 shooting. It's too risky to rely on Turner in standard leagues right now, let alone guys like Luis Scola, Rasual Butler, Ian Mahinmi and Donald Sloan.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 6 Days
Evan Turner came off the bench to hit 9-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, two rebounds and five assists in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Bobcats.
Turner didn't even score against the Warriors on Tuesday, but with Paul George going 0-of-9 tonight and the Pacers starters looking lethargic, Turner was able to give them a meaningless spark off the bench. Turner is playing pretty well since the trade, but we're afraid that nights like he had on Tuesday will be more frequent than the strong line he posted on Wednesday.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 7 Days
Evan Turner did not score against the Warriors on Tuesday with three rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.
He had a couple nice games in the scoring department with 11.5 points per game over his last four. However, Turner totaled just one block, one steal and one triple in that span, which shows how low is his upside is in fantasy leagues. George Hill coming back obviously knocks Turner from fantasy consideration in almost any league.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 10 Days
Evan Turner came off the bench to hit 8-of-14 shots for 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes on Saturday.
He spent time at point guard with George Hill out with a shoulder injury and starter C.J. Watson struggling. Turner is coming on and averaging 12.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 24 minutes per in his three games with the Pacers, but is still a shaky fantasy play while coming off Indy's bench. He saw some extra minutes and time at point guard with Hill out tonight.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 14 Days
Evan Turner came off the bench and had 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in his Pacers debut on Tuesday.
This was a nice start to his career in Indy and he posted a positive +/- for just the 14th time in 55 games this season. Before getting too excited by tonight's line, keep in mind the Pacers blew out the Lakers and Frank Vogel got his new guys as many minutes as he could, as Lavoy Allen also made his debut (five minutes, zero points). Turner could be worth using in deeper leagues, but as long as his teammates are healthy, his bench role is going to mean a big hit in production from what he was doing in Philly as a starter. And speaking of his teammates, all five Pacer starters scored in double digits in tonight's romp.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 15 Days
Evan Turner will be part of the Pacers' rotation against the Lakers Tuesday night.
Turner is expected see somewhere between 20-25 minutes in Frank Vogel's rotation as his fills Danny Granger's old role. "Definitely looking forward to it," Turner said. "I think the biggest thing is just fitting in and trying to be part of the team and do what they do." Turner's fantasy value took a big hit in becoming Lance Stephenson's back, but owners in deeper leagues will want to hold on and see how this plays out before making any moves.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 16 Days
Evan Turner said of his role with the Pacers, "Hopefully I'll earn my minutes and be able to play."
Pacers coach Frank Vogel said he expects Turner to assume Danny Granger's 20-25 minute role off the bench, and team president Larry Bird praised his new acquisition's ability to play multiple positions. Turner will give Indy's bench some added offensive punch but it's a poor role for fantasy purposes, and he's no longer a must-own player in 12-team leagues.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 17 Days
Coach Frank Vogel said he plays to play Evan Turner in "the same minutes as Danny Granger."
This was to be expected since the time of the trade because there's really no need for the Pacers to mess with a good thing. Turner has never really been much of a per-minute player, so dropping to around 22.5 per game should knock him out of the conversation in the majority of leagues. Lance Stephenson owners should not worry.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 19 Days
Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen will not play in Saturday's game at Milwaukee.
The newly acquired pieces will meet their new teammates on Sunday and get some practice time in ahead of Tuesday's home game against the Lakers. Once acclimated, Turner will play a 20-25 minute role as a backup on the wing. Allen will battle Luis Scola for a handful of backup pivot minutes.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 20 Days
Sixers traded Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Pacers in exchange for Danny Granger.
Turner was miscast as go-to guy in Philly after they took him second overall in the 2010 draft. He failed miserably, failing to ever develop a reliable jumper on his way to a 42.8 field-goal percentage mark. But with the Pacers, he'll step in as an upgrade on Granger because he can guard athletic wings like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade -- players Indy needs to slow down to get to the Finals. Of course, Turner will now be playing a bench role on a very good team that will not ask him to score at all. His fantasy value is absolutely crushed.