5. Evan Turner
When it comes to production off the bench, ex-Boston Celtics wing Evan Turner is an interesting name expected to hit the buyout market now that the NBA Trade Deadline has passed.
With a salary of $18,606,556, his 13.2 minutes per for the Atlanta Hawks prior to being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves certainly isn’t worth the contract. Averaging just 3.3 points per game this season, it appears Evan Turner’s best days are behind him.
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Speaking of his best days, a reunion with the Boston Celtics could rejuvenate Turner, who has played 63 percent of his time at the point guard position. And while the Celtics are rumored to have interest in reuniting with the 31-year-old wing, it really doesn’t make much sense.
While Turner adds flexibility and strengthens the end of the bench, adding him would slow the growth of 2019 first-round pick Romeo Langford. It also doesn’t make much sense given what the team already has at that position, unless the plans for Evan Turner would be more at the point guard position.
The strength of adding Turner is that he has flourished playing under Brad Stevens and he does give the team more depth which allows for some late-season rest for their star players.