While Evan Turner has never lived up to the billing that comes along with being the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft, he’s still proven himself to be a solid swingman in the league and should draw some hefty interest once some of the bigger dominoes in free agency fall.
Possibly hoping to beat others to the punch though are the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are said to be interested in signing the former Ohio State star according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.
Turner, a former member of the Philadelphia 76ers was traded to the Indiana Pacers during the February deadline though never really fit with what the Pacers were trying to do.
Along with a dip in minutes was a dip in play, however, as a member of the Sixers Turner did put up a very respectable 17 points, 6 rebounds and near 4 assist average. Yes, his shooting left a lot to be desired but that was the knock on him out of college as well. It’s clear that Turner isn’t ever going to be an overly efficient scorer but he does bring an all-around game on both sides of the ball that many teams could use.
As for what type of contract the Cleveland Cavaliers would be offering Turner, that’s an unknown (assuming they even do so) as they’re waiting for other pieces to fall into place before extending their hand to second and third tier free agents like Evan Turner.
Turner, a four-year veteran, is a unrestricted free agent after the Pacers decided not to extend him a qualifying offer.