Sixers Exercise Fourth-Year Option on Evan Turner
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – OCTOBER 25, 2012 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they exercised the fourth-year option on swingman Evan Turner.
Turner (6-7, 220) was originally the second overall pick by the Sixers in the 2010 NBA draft. As a junior at Ohio State, he became the first Division I player to average at least 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in a single season since Oscar Robertson did so in back-to-back seasons in 1958-59 and 1959-60.
In 143 career games with 34 starts for the Sixers, Turner has averaged 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists. As a starter last season, he averaged 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Turner led all NBA guards in total rebounds in 2011-12.