clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Celtics officially sign Evan Turner

Finally in green.

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

From the team's press release:

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guard/forward Evan Turner. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Turner, a 6'7" guard/forward, was previously acquired by the Indiana Pacers on February 20, 2014 after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He appeared in 81 games during the 2013-14 regular season and averaged 13.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in that span. Turner has appeared in 306 contests throughout his NBA career and averaged 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 29.0 minutes per game. He attended the Ohio State University and swept the national player of the year honors in 2009-10, picking up the Naismith Trophy and the John R. Wooden Award, along with the USBWA, Associated Press and NABC player of the year awards. He was additionally named the 2010 Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Turner was also named to the 2012 NBA All-Star BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.

In a related move, the Celtics also announced today that they have waived guard John Lucas III and forward Malcolm Thomas.

It'll be curious what the parameters of the deal are.  With the luxury tax line at $76.8M and the team hovering around $73.4M, Turner's deal could be in the $3M per year ballpark with a team or player option next season (most likely a team option with Turner trying to re-establish his value in the league).


I'm not ecstatic about that guaranteed second year, but Turner was the second pick of the draft a few years ago and with the salary cap increasing, he's still a decent buy low, high upside pick up for Ainge.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Celtics Blog Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Boston Celtics news from Celtics Blog