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shep33
07-01-2016, 03:27 PM
woj bomb


To clarify on Turner to Blazers deal: Turner has agreed to a four-year, $70M free agent deal.

KB24PG16
07-01-2016, 03:34 PM
boston should've picked dunn

hugepatsfan
07-01-2016, 03:35 PM
He's basically a backup PG at the wing spot. He can defend multiple spots well enough. He needs to be surrounded by shooters but POR has that. I like the fit there. I think he's overpaid by about $5M/year even with the new cap but in the grand scheme of things, with the cap POR has that doesn't really hurt them at all.

GREAT locker room guy that they'll love in POR.

Tony_Starks
07-01-2016, 03:37 PM
&$#%!!!

Aust
07-01-2016, 03:38 PM
I follow Boston sports people on twitter and most of the year they were moaning about him. I don't think Celtic fans are going to be too hurt by this loss, especially at that price.

shep33
07-01-2016, 03:38 PM
He can't shoot, actually his shooting has been rather terrible the past two years.

That being said, he's a great 6th man

IKnowHoops
07-01-2016, 03:41 PM
Wow, wish I was an up and coming 7'1" Rookie NBA player right about now.

hugepatsfan
07-01-2016, 03:41 PM
I follow Boston sports people on twitter and most of the year they were moaning about him. I don't think Celtic fans are going to be too hurt by this loss, especially at that price.

Eh. The issue isn't Turner himself. With the rest of BOS's roster they just needed a better player in his spot. We have a very deep rotation that needs talent added to the top. Someone has to get kicked out to make room for those upgrades and he was the guy who made sense to go. That kind of created a feeling where we didn't really want him here but it wasn't that he's not a fine player. POR seems like a great fit for him though. A 2nd unit with him, Crabbe, Meyers Leonard and Mo Harkless is a good situation for him.

MTL_123
07-01-2016, 03:44 PM
myyyy god just wow

Chronz
07-01-2016, 03:47 PM
I can see him starting for them, interesting fit but if Lillard and CJ are willing to do what Brandon Roy wasn't (playing off the ball to maximize a non-shooter) then hes in the perfect environment.

kobe4thewinbang
07-01-2016, 03:52 PM
Damn. I gotta put on my Adidas and summer league on this gravy train! 17.5 million for Evan Turner?!

hugepatsfan
07-01-2016, 03:53 PM
boston should've picked dunn

I would've done that as well but this move has no bearing on that. ET was never coming back to BOS. We just don't need to lock up that much in him long-term. Even if it was a $10-12M/year must-year deal he was gone. That was known. Dunn, IMO, was BPA but Brown has tantalizing upside and it's probably higher than Dunn IMO. I just feel soooooooo much more confident in Dunn reaching his ceiling. But Ainge gambled on who has higher upside, which I'm ok with in our position.

shep33
07-01-2016, 03:56 PM
I can see him starting for them, interesting fit but if Lillard and CJ are willing to do what Brandon Roy wasn't (playing off the ball to maximize a non-shooter) then hes in the perfect environment.

Interesting. I could see it, Crabbe however is the superior shooter and doesn't really require the ball a lot. I think right now Turner is best off the bench, or at least when one of CJ or Dame are not on the court

DboneG
07-01-2016, 04:01 PM
His shooting will be better...Evan Turner knows he can't shoot either. He'll be better this year. Good pick up for Portland. Turner is a good ball player.

WHEN IS THE LOCKOUT?

valade16
07-01-2016, 04:14 PM
As a Blazer fan all I can say is wow. That is a lot of dough. I'm not sure if we keep all of Mo, Crabbe and Leonard now (my bet would be on Leonard leaving).

The Blazers generally rotate in such a way that either Lillard or McCollum are on the court for the majority of the game so he'll likely rotate in when one goes to the bench.

hugepatsfan
07-01-2016, 04:34 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHVQHy7gdf0/

:(

IndyRealist
07-01-2016, 04:38 PM
Wow, wish I was an up and coming 7'1" Rookie NBA player right about now.

If you were a rookie you would be on a rookie scale contract for the next 4 years.

Chronz
07-01-2016, 05:12 PM
If you were a rookie you would be on a rookie scale contract for the next 4 years.

I wish I were a 27 year old Center who flaked out after his rookie contract only to come back and dominate in a contract year.

Chronz
07-01-2016, 05:13 PM
And tbf, how much did Kwame make just off his #1 status? Dude would make 20M today.

IndyRealist
07-01-2016, 05:15 PM
I wish I were a 27 year old Center who flaked out after his rookie contract only to come back and dominate in a contract year.

Ouch.

Hawkeye15
07-01-2016, 05:30 PM
well, we have the barometer set for what a butt reaming average perimeter player should make...

GoferKing_
07-01-2016, 06:10 PM
For real 70mln/4years... madness....