Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
1 week ago

Turner will start at small forward for Saturday's game against the Rockets, Casey Holdahl of TrailBlazers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Trail Blazers are set to be without Maurice Harkless (quad) on Saturday, which opens up a spot for Turner in the starting five. Turner has averaged 22.3 minutes over the last four games, but could push for a 30-plus-minute role with Harkless sidelined. Look for a temporary uptick in value for Turner, while fellow wing Pat Connaugton should also benefit with more minutes off the bench.

Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
3 weeks ago

Turner turned in 13 points (6-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes in Friday's 127-125 win over the Nets.

EDGE Analysis

Turner bounced back from a five-game stretch of single-digit scoring tallies with an efficient performance in the high-scoring win. The 29-year-old put up a season high number of shot attempts while putting up his best shooting percentage since Nov. 13 against the Nuggets. Turner's scoring contributions do tend to fluctuate from time to time, but his ability to consistently check off the rebounds and assists boxes consistently keeps him fantasy-viable, particularly in deeper formats.

Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
2 months ago

Turner scored 17 points (7-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding three asists, two rebounds and a block in 32 minutes off the bench during Friday's 114-96 win over the Pacers.

EDGE Analysis

With C.J. McCollum back in the starting lineup after serving a one-game suspension, Turner moved to the bench as the Blazers' primary scoring option on the second unit and looked quite comfortable in that role. His big minutes primarily came at the expense of Maurice Harkless, and Turner's court time could vary depending on matchups and who's got the hot hand, but the veteran could still provide consistent fantasy value as the team's sixth man.

Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
2 months ago

Turner will start the Trail Blazers' opener Wednesday against the Suns, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Turner will step in to start at shooting guard with C.J. McCollum unavailable due to a suspension. It's unclear what role Turner will play once McCollum returns to the lineup Friday, as he's battling Maurice Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu for minutes at the three.

Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
2 months ago

Turner managed 12 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds and two blocks across 16 minutes in Wednesday's 113-104 preseason win over the Suns.

EDGE Analysis

Maurice Harkless got the start at small forward once again, but for the second time in as many exhibitions, it was Turner who turned in the better stat line. It was the eight-year veteran's second consecutive double-digit scoring effort, and he's now shot at least 50.0 percent in four straight exhibitions. If preseason performances are any indication, Turner would appear to have a good chance of being named the starter at the three in the coming days ahead of next Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Suns.

Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
2 months ago

Turner totaled 10 points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and one assist across 17 minutes in Monday's 97-83 preseason win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Turner continues to battle Maurice Harkless for the starting small forward job, although his minutes tally off the bench Monday was his lowest of the Blazers' four exhibitions. Turner still managed to generate preseason-best scoring and rebounding totals and appears destined for a high-usage role this coming season, irrespective of whether he opens the campaign at the top of the depth chart. The 28-year-old is a well-established source of multi-category production, a trend that fully expected to extend into the coming season.

Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
2 months ago

Turner will start at small forward for Tuesday's preseason opener against the Suns, Casey Holdahl of TrailBlazers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Turner started just 12 of the 65 games he played in last season with the Trail Blazers, but will get the chance to battle for a spot in the top unit heading into the upcoming campaign. While he'll draw the start for the preseason opener, Turner will still have to hold off guys like Maurice Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu for the job, and coach Terry Stotts could ultimately test out some different lineups throughout the preseason.

Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
8 months ago

Turner tallied five points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), seven assists, three rebounds and two steals over 27 minutes in Wednesday's 110-81 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Although Portland was dominated by the Warriors on Wednesday, Turner was effective in distributing the ball, often shifting to the 1 or 2 slot during various points in the contest. Turner has been a dependable option for the team and has often been a popular DFS tournament pick, but so far it appears that Portland is clearly outmatched in this series. Unless they can turn things around at home on Saturday, only Damien Lillard and C.J, McCollum can be considered reasonable DFS targets at this point and all Portland players will carry some risk.

Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
8 months ago

Turner finished with 12 points (3-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and one steal across 36 minutes during Sunday's 121-109 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

With starting center Jusuf Nurkic (lower leg) out Sunday, Turner collected his third straight start at small forward and helped pick up slack on the glass, providing his best rebounding effort since he ripped down 10 boards Dec. 8 against the Grizzlies. It's unclear what kind of a role he may have once Nurkic returns, though Turner averages 12.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals per 36 minutes, making him a solid low-cost option in DFS if he's in line for that kind of workload moving forward. That being said, if Allen Crabbe, who shot just 1-for-5 in 22 minutes Sunday, steps his game up, it could cut into Turner's playing time as well. The Trail Blazers' health and starting lineup are, therefore, worth monitoring, as they will likely have a significant effect on Turner's workload and production for the remainder of the series.

Evan Turner
SG/SF POR
8 months ago

Turner will start at small forward for Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Turner started the last two games of the regular season after logging just 10 previous starts in the season and it appears coach Terry Stotts liked what he saw. He'll leave Turner in the top unit for Game 1 Sunday, as the Blazers opt to go with a smaller lineup that features Turner, Maurice Harkless and Noah Vonleh in the frontcourt. Turner should see a pretty decent workload, but the fact that Allen Crabbe (foot) is expected to play, could cut into Turner's playing time.