According to Woshen’s report, the Trail Blazers reached a deal with the Hawks. The former sent Evan Turner and got Kent Bazemore from the Hawks.
Turner and Bazemore are in the same position, both are swingmen at positions 2 and 3, while Turner is better at organizing, and Bazemore is tough and more comprehensive.
The salaries of the two next season are also similar, Turner 18.61 million US dollars, Bazemore 19.27 million US dollars.
The one-for-one exchange between the Eagles and the Trail Blazers should be regarded as getting what they need.
But for the players, the feelings are mixed, especially Turner.
Because this is already the fifth team he has played in in his 9-year career!
Looking back at his life, it can be summed up in two words: bumpy.
Evan Turner’s rough fate began from his birth.
At birth, Turner weighed only 10 pounds.
Before he was 1 year old, he suffered from chickenpox, lung disease, asthma, measles and other diseases. He also had severe breathing problems and was forced to have his tonsils removed.
After finally escaping from the illness, Turner had another car accident when he was 3 years old, resulting in a slight concussion.
In addition, he also suffers from a language barrier and can’t speak normally… There are many NBA stars who had miserable childhoods, but the leader thinks that there are not many who can be more miserable than Terner!
Fortunately, these ordeals did not destroy Little Turner’s will.
At school, his classmates thought he was too thin and refused to play with him. Turner went home and made a simple basket with wire for practice.
As he grew up, his body became taller and stronger, and his language barrier was overcome.
After high school, Turner attended Ohio State University.
As a freshman, he was just a small role averaging 8.5 points per game.
But in his junior season, Turner averaged 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game, shooting 51.9% from the field, and gradually grew into the core of the team.
That was the most glorious moment of his college career. In his junior year, Evan Turner won the Oscar-Robertson Award, the Associated Press Player of the Year Award, the Naismith Award, the National Coach’s Player of the Year Award and the
John Wooden won five awards, realizing the grand slam of important individual awards in American universities.
The excellent performance naturally attracted the attention of NBA scouts.
In the 2010 draft, the 76ers selected Evan Turner with the second pick.
John Wall was the No. 1 pick that year, while Pickle was only the 10th overall pick.
But Turner has never been the proud son of heaven, and God has always given him the most difficult road.
In his rookie season, Turner averaged only 7.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
Every year since then, Turner has improved.
In the 2013-14 season, Turner started 54 games and averaged 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He has gradually grown into a qualified NBA starter.
However, the good times didn’t last long. When he finally ushered in the explosive 2013-14 season, the 76ers traded him to the Pacers.
Playing time has been greatly reduced, and Turner’s scoring average has plummeted to 7.1 points per game.
After the season ended, the Pacers did not make a qualifying offer for him. Turner became a restricted free agent and signed a two-year $6.72 million contract with the Celtics.
After being traded by the 76ers, Turner seemed to have never recovered from the fall.
He didn’t get much chance in the regular season, and even his starting position was unstable.
However, his performance in the playoffs was fairly stable.
In the 2015-16 season, Turner played 6 playoff games for the Celtics, averaging 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.
Perhaps because he was optimistic about his performance in the playoffs, in the summer of 2016, the Blazers signed Turner with a four-year contract of 70 million.
In the Rose City, Turner played an important role in organizing the offense.
On January 12, 2017, Turner scored 2 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists against the Cavaliers.
Why does this data look a bit like Director Long?
This season, Turner averaged 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists in the regular season, which is not satisfactory.
And in the game against the Timberwolves on April 2, he scored 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists on 5 of 5 shots, becoming the first player in NBA history to get a triple-double with 100% shooting as a substitute
However, Turner’s performance in this year’s playoffs was a disaster!
In the first round against the Thunder, Turner only scored 3 points in 5 games, and 0 points in 3 games.
In the first 6 games between the Trail Blazers and the Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals, Turner did not score in 5 games!
In the first 11 playoff games Turner played this year, he played a total of 139 minutes and scored 7 points, 46 rebounds and 25 assists.
Yes, you read that right, only 7 points were scored in 11 games.
In the 16 games played in the entire playoffs, he scored 0 in 9 games, and played a total of 131 minutes in these 9 games.
Turner’s salary this year is $17.87 million.
However, Turner’s contribution to rebounds and assists is still visible to the naked eye.
There is an old saying: move a tree to death, and move a person to live.
Let’s wish Turner can usher in the second spring of his career in the Eagles!
After all, he used to be second only to Wall, overtaking Pickle Pepper!
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