Evan Turner is a guy who is looking to get paid. He was a former second overall pick that hasn’t played up to that title, but it seems as if he could be changing some opinions.
This year, albeit on a bad team, Turner is averaging a career high 20.3 points per game, and he has been a lot more efficient. He is still a shooting guard who can’t shoot from the outside, but he has shown some promise when it comes to scoring the ball. The Sixers are reportedly not interested in offering him a contract as they look to the future, so they could be looking to move him. According to Bleacher Report, that could be happening soon:
Two sources said the 76ers are worried about next summer’s contract demands of Evan Turner—who’s averaging a team-high 20.3 points per game—and they might want to find cheaper talent this season through a trade. Their target should be, according to one source, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters.
“They would trade Evan Turner for him in a heartbeat,” the source said. “Philly is starting over. Waiters works because he’s a second-year player on the rookie scale and under team control.”
This could be a trade that benefits both teams, but I’m not sure Dan Gilbert is ready to move on from Waiters this soon. The Sixers are all about future draft picks, so expect them to try and move both Turner and Thaddeus Young this season, and there should be a market for both.
Right now, Turner is a Sixer, but that could be changing soon.