Evan Turner To Work Out For Clippers

New Timberwolves swingman Evan Turner is scheduled to work out for the Clippers, with a buyout apparently in progress from Minnesota, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).

After being moved from the Hawks to Minnesota at the trade deadline, there were strong overtures that Turner was not long for the Timberwolves when he did not appear at a team press conference celebrating the rest of the team’s new additions.

The 6’6″ Turner was a multi-positional ball-handling bench cog for playoff teams in Boston and Portland before being traded to the Hawks in the final year of a four-year, $70MM contract he inked in 2016. The Athletic’s John Hollinger notes (Twitter link) that buying out Turner’s final year, during which is earning $18.6MM, could save significant luxury tax coin for the Timberwolves.

The former No. 2 draft pick appeared in just 19 games for Atlanta this season, averaging only 13.2 minutes per contest, as the Hawks prioritized developing their youth. He could abet the Clippers as yet another skilled passing wing.

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10 thoughts on “Evan Turner To Work Out For Clippers

  1. All American Johnsonville Dogs

    Clippers are gonna need a lot of help if George and Leonard can’t stay healthy.

    They already face a difficult task of matching up with bigs in the playoffs. Porzingiz Davis Jokic Valenciunas

  2. nentwigs

    How is it that a player under contract with one team can workout for a different team?

    • hiflew

      I was confused by that too, but apparently his work out is just scheduled. It is unlikely to take place before his buyout is complete.

      It is kind of like the guys that get bought out and before the ink is dry have an agreement with another team. You know some conversation had to take place while they were still with the first organization.

      Then again, I’m not really the best person to argue the point because I believe the entire buyout market in general goes against the spirit of the game and should be banned.

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