Report: Celtics Sign Former No. 2 Pick Evan Turner
BOSTON (WGGB) — The Boston Celtics are showing they’re serious about their rebuilding year, as they make a big free agent signing on Monday.
They signed small forward Evan Turner, according to the Boston Herald.
The 25 year-old was the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft and started his career with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Tuner gradually increased his production until he was made a starter in his third year with the team. He started every one of the 76ers’ games in 2012-2013, scoring a career-high 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
He was on pace for an even better season in 2013, until he was shipped to the Indiana Pacers. The Eastern Conference leaders used Turner sparingly, especially when the playoffs came around. They then chose not to extend the $8.7 million qualifying offer on his contract.
Turner joins a growing list of promising swing men, after the Celtics drafted Marcus Smart and James young in the 2014 Draft, and re-signed Avery Bradley in the offseason.