Evan Turner has made a change to his representation, according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, who reports (via Twitter) that Turner has fired agent David Falk. The veteran guard will now be repped by Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports, says Deveney.
It’s a big summer for Turner, who is eligible for unrestricted free agency in a month. Despite being a second overall pick in the 2010 draft, Turner signed a fairly modest second contract with the Celtics, inking a two-year deal worth about $6.7MM in 2014.
The 27-year-old has been extremely durable in recent years, missing just two regular-season games over the last four seasons, and he set a new career high by shooting 45.6% from the field in 2015/16. Turner isn’t about to morph into a superstar overnight, but he was a solid role player in Boston, and with the salary cap on the rise, he has a chance at a decent payday this offseason.
Turner did say in May that he’d be open to the idea of taking a “hometown discount” to stay with the Celtics, but we’ll see if that comes to fruition when he’s given the opportunity to talk to other teams in July. At that time, it’ll be Bradbury, not Falk, who is tasked with negotiating Turner’s next NBA contract.