Skip to main content
Main content
NBA news

Sixers to keep Turner through 2013-14 season


Posted Oct 25, 2012 2:12 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The 76ers have picked up a contract option on Evan Turner that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2013-14 season.

The team announced Thursday it would exercise its fourth-year option on the third-year swingman.

Turner averaged 9.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in his second year and is expected to start at small forward this season following the departure of Andre Iguodala.

Turner's numbers were better when he started, jumping to 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 20 starts last season.

The former second overall pick has had a hard time breaking into the starting five behind Iguodala. That changed in August when the 76ers sent Iguodala to Denver in a four-team deal that landed them center Andrew Bynum.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoGameTime: Learning from the Czar
Former NBA player Pooh Jeter talks about what it's like to learn from and play for coach Mike Fratello.
photoGameTime: Sekou's FIBA Update
Sekou Smith gives an update on the situation in the Ukraine and talks about team USA's play.
photoFIBA: Day Three Wrap
Check out the best basketball that summer has to offer in the FIBA Day Three Wrap.
photoSeason Top 10: John Wall
Relive the top 10 plays from the 2013-14 NBA season from Wizards' guard John Wall.
photoSeason Top 10: DeMar DeRozan
Relive the top 10 plays from the 2013-14 NBA season from Raptors' guard DeMar DeRozan.