Jan 31, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) brings the ball up court during the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center. The Hawks defeated the Sixers 125-99. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder expressed trade interest in Evan Turner

Earlier today, news broke suggesting the Philadelphia 76ers were ‘pushing’ to trade Evan Turner. But to who?

Multiple teams have expressed interest in the swingman, including the Phoenix Suns who have even reportedly discussed a Turner trade with the Sixers.

But there’s another team who had their eyes on the former Ohio State product – the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Per Sporting News:

The Thunder, who will own Dallas’ draft pick this year if it is outside of the Top 20, expressed interest in Turner earlier in the year.

Turner, a former number two overall pick, has struggled to live up to those expectations though has seemingly turned the corner into a relatively serviceable rotation player in the NBA. Getting out of Philadelphia and being placed on a winning team where the pressures would alleviate themselves seems like a fantastic move for Turner moving forward.

It’s not known what the Thunder would be willing to part with (outside of a draft pick).

Turner has a one-year qualifying offer left on his contract.

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