Rumor: Evan Turner, Timberwolves came close to reaching buyout agreement
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Evan Turner “came close” to reaching a buyout agreement by Sunday night, but couldn’t finalize a deal, according to Darren Wolfson of SKOR North.
According to Wolfson, Turner would still like to play this season, but that seems unlikely to happen with the Timberwolves:
Buzz is Crabbe gave back $750K to escape the #Twolves. … A buyout of Evan Turner came close, but didn’t happen w/ yesterday the deadline to be bought out and be eligible for the playoffs. However, he’d still like to play. Just unlikely for that to be w/ #Timberwolves right now.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) March 2, 2020
Turner has only appeared in 19 games this season. He’s averaged 3.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists with the Atlanta Hawks while shooting 37.3 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line. Atlanta acquired Turner this past summer from the Portland Trail Blazers. The Hawks traded him to the Timberwolves at the trade deadline.
Turner is making $18,606,557 this season, the final year of his contract. He has career NBA averages of 9.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 705 games with the Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics, Blazers and Hawks.
Turner played his college ball at Ohio State. He was the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.
The Timberwolves are 17-42 on the season. They are in 14th place in the Western Conference standings.
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