Apr 28, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers bench (left to right) Donald Sloan, Ian Mahinmi, Evan Turner, Roy Hibbert, and Rasual Butler look on as they lose to the Atlanta Hawks in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Atlanta defeats Indiana 107-97. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Evan Turner may not return to Indiana Pacers


The Indiana Pacers have some questions to answer this offseason when it comes to who to keep and who to let go from this roster and it’s looking like guys are lining up to cast their doubt about being a part of this team.

After acquiring him at the trade deadline in a move that sort of set in motion the garbage second half of the season Indiana had, Evan Turner is voicing uncertainty when it comes to whether or not he can see himself playing with the Indiana Pacers next season.

According to Candace Buckner of The Indianapolis Star, Turner is very unsure of his return to the Pacers as he told her that his limited minutes with the team may have hurt his value on the open market.

“I really don’t know because I’m not a GM. Clearly, you’re judged on, like, your last game. The last couple of months then [probably weren't] ideal for me in regards to [the] contract but at the same time, I think it’s known that I can play basketball and everything will work itself out.”

This isn’t that big of a surprise and it actually increases the chances that Lance Stephenson could be back next season as the two were basically playing for the same contract. But what this also highlights is the dysfunctional chemistry in the Indiana locker room as it’s clearly not a place players want to stay much longer.

Roy Hibbert is reportedly open to a trade, Lance Stephenson is sort of unwanted and now Evan Turner may want out as well. It’s a situation that has gone from bad to worse to absolutely dysfunctional and we await the 30 for 30 documentary or the Jeff Pearlman tell-all about just how messed up things were behind the scenes that team chemistry could get eroded this much.

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