With the Atlanta Hawks in town, former Boston Celtics shooting guard Evan Turner offered some insights on why his former team doesn't need an upgrade at the center position.
Turner, who spent two seasons with the Celtics in 2014-16, complimented Boston's offseason acquisition Enes Kanter. The veteran big man has been impactful for the team since signing a two-year deal with the Beantown team in the summer after a Western Conference Finals run with the Blazers.
Moreover, Turner — in his first season with the Hawks after three stable years with the Portland Trail Blazers –also mentioned German center Daniel Theis as a counter to Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid.
Although Turner has been relegated to a bench role with the young Hawks in 2019-20, he is still speaking his two cents for other teams to listen.
The Celtics were mentioned on Friday in a rumor about possible trade destinations for two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond, who could be dealt imminently by the Detroit Pistons.
Evan Turner is averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes a game for Atlanta, and the veteran wing is in danger of losing his spot in the rotation as head coach Lloyd Pierce prioritizes the young, developing pieces on the Hawks roster.
The Celtics traded big man Aron Baynes in the offseason, and he is now flourishing for the Phoenix Suns. Boston also has the up-and-coming sophomore center Robert Williams on the team, although he's currently sidelined with a hip injury.