Forsberg continues his Summer Forecast series with the question of who will be the most likely to leave Boston before the roster has to be reduced to 16. A number of people said Perry Jones III but I thought that answer was too easy so I went another direction.
Jeff Clark, CelticsBlog (Turner)
I've been pleasantly surprised by Turner's contributions on the Celtics. He is a prime example of a buy-low kind of guy. He came in with something to prove and stepped up when the team needed him. He's a multiskilled, valuable contributor, and I think a lot of teams would value that enough to make an offer for him. Given the roster crunch, I think he's pretty expendable for the Celtics, so I could see them making a move to add another future asset and reduce the roster by dealing Turner.
Yes, yes, call me a hater if you like, but I did say some nice things about him too. If the Celtics go in another direction and keep Turner around, he'll continue to be a great utility guy for Stevens to plug-and-play with.
Of course all this will be moot when Ainge pulls off his master-stroke 4 team, 11 player, 5 draft pick, 2 draft swaps trade just before the season begins.