June 25, 2010
JRUE HOLIDAY delivered his first assist to Evan Turner more than a month before they officially became teammates. In May, when the Sixers sent their rookie point guard to Secaucus, N.J., to be their good-luck charm at the NBA lottery, Holiday had only one mission. "Everybody told me to go up there and look for Evan," Holiday said last night after the Sixers selected Turner with the second pick in the draft. "We wanted the No. 2 pick. "Yes, we wanted to shoot for No. 1, but everyone was saying, 'Evan Turner.
June 25, 2010 |
Position: Guard Height: 6-7. Weight: 205. Age: 21. Birthdate: Oct. 27, 1988. College: Ohio State. At OSU: Was the national player of the year as a junior last season . . . Led the Big Ten in scoring (20.4) and rebounding (9.2) and was second in assists (6.0) and steals (1.7) . . . Missed six games in midseason with a back injury, but rebounded with a monster year . . . Hit a 37-foot buzzer beater in the first round of the Big Ten tournament to dash rival Michigan's NCAA tourney hopes.
August 12, 2010
These two youngsters are clearly under the most pressure to deliver on the expectations. They are the face of hope for the Sixers. Veterans Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand make the most money by far, but Sixers fans are staking everything in Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner becoming the best backcourt since Maurice Cheeks and Andrew Toney. That's asking a lot of two kids who have a combined 51 NBA starts between them, and one of the two has zero. At 19, Holiday was the youngest player in the NBA last season, but once former coach Eddie Jordan gave him the ball for good, he began to show flashes of a top-notch floor general.
March 28, 2013 |
Not only are the 76ers trying to get some wins, they hope to get one of their key players back on track. Evan Turner, the team's third-leading scorer at 13.3 points per game, has scored a total of 39 points over the last five games. His low point was a two-point effort against Portland on March 18. "He's struggling right now," coach Doug Collins said after Turner scored six points in Monday night's 107-91 setback at Utah. "So hopefully we can get him these last 12 games playing that ball that he was playing before.
January 24, 2014 |
NEW YORK - The 76ers got a much-needed victory that could serve as a confidence booster. Evan Turner scored a career-high 34 points. The Sixers got out of their three-point shooting funk. And they showed grit down the stretch. All of that led to a 110-106 victory over the New York Knicks Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. The win improved the Sixers to 14-28 and snapped a three-game losing streak. The Knicks (15-27) lost their fifth consecutive game. Michael Carter-Williams' three-pointer with 5 minutes, 41 seconds remaining gave the Sixers a 93-92 advantage.
December 11, 2012 |
DURING THE weekend split with the Boston Celtics, in which the 76ers garnered an overtime decision at home on Friday before a butt-kicking at Boston on Saturday, swingman Evan Turner hoisted a total of 42 shots. Imagine that for a second. Turner, who has appeared to absorb much of coach Doug Collins' ire during their first two seasons together, had the freedom to take that many shots. Had it not been for his 26th shot, the Sixers very well might have lost Friday's game. Turner's short jumper with 3.9 seconds left in overtime gave the Sixers a 95-94 win. The game-winner happened after he had turned the ball over late in regulation and missed his first four shots in overtime.
June 22, 2010 |
Evan Turner expects to become a 76er. The Ohio State junior guard has refused to participate in predraft workouts for other NBA teams. He's even jokingly told the Philadelphia-area media to "be nice to me in the future. " "I would kind of be surprised, definitely," Turner said of possibly not becoming a Sixer. But the decision, obviously, will be made by the Sixers - not Turner. And team president and general manager Ed Stefanski has stated that using the second overall pick on Turner in Thursday's draft is not a lock.
April 20, 2013 |
Say this for Evan Turner, he's self-assured. So far, the 76er hasn't had the impact expected as the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Despite that, Turner said that he'll be a Sixer next season even though his name has come up before in trade rumors. "Not to be arrogant or cocky, but my name comes up, I believe, because of trade value in that situation," Turner said. "Regardless of whether I get heat for certain situations or certain bad nights and stuff, I still think I'm a valuable player in this league.
February 11, 2013 |
A report on ESPN.com early Saturday said that the 76ers were exploring potential trade options involving small forward Evan Turner. Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo did not comment on the report. Turner, however, discussed it. "I'm not a GM, so I really don't know [my trade value]," Turner said. "I think it's all about what our team needs, and that's it. Whatever. I think that the best is yet to come with me in general, wherever it occurs. " Turner is making $5.3 million this season.