Damian Lillard’s hilarious exchange with Evan Turner during workout
Free agent Evan Turner recently put in a quick workout with Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard, and they decided to take a group photo afterwards to document the encounter. Little did Turner know that he was going to be absolutely burned by Lillard as they snapped the photo.
Turner took to Instagram to share the hilarious exchange he had with Lillard as they were posing for the picture:
That’s Lillard – 1, Turner – 0. Dame definitely knows how to hit them where it hurts.
Jokes aside, though, this was just playful banter between the two buddies. Lillard probably knows that Turner, who himself is going to be a free agent in the offseason once his current deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves comes to an end, should have no problems finding a new team for next term.
Tim Frazier is also in the photo, and he too will be a free agent during the offseason.
This offseason’s free agency class is not exactly the deepest we’ve seen, so a veteran like Turner should still be able to find a squad that’s willing to bring him on board next season. He will likely need to take a significant salary cut, as we just don’t see him earning $18.6 million per year (the amount he earned last season) moving forward.
Evan Turner and Damian Lillard crossed paths when the former joined the Blazers in 2016. Turner spent three seasons in Portland before the team traded him to the Atlanta Hawks last summer. Turner was not able to make his mark with the Hawks, and the team offloaded him to the Wolves in February as part of a blockbuster four-team trade centered around Robert Covington (went to the Houston Rockets) and Clint Capela (traded to Atlanta).