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Would the Celtics activate Evan Turner back onto the hardwood?


No, I haven't been drinking. It's not even 6:00 AM ET. And besides, this has been a crazy season in many ways - and I say this is not a move that is totally off the table.

Bob Cousy did it for one game as coach of the Royals, although that didn't work out very well. Dave Cowens came out of retirement to play for the Bucks and his old pal, Coach Don Nelson. Magic Johnson did it, as did Michael Jordan - twice. Why not assistant coach, Evan Turner.

Many of my contacts in a Celtics chat group have been trying in vain to view Turner's name and capacity on any official Celtics listing. He was allegedly brought into the fold in the capacity of player development to replace Kara Lawson

The 6'7" wing has played for Brad Stevens as a member of the Celtics during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, playing in all-but-one of the combined 164 contests and starting 69 of them. ET covered the PG, SG and SF spots for Boston, He averaged 9.5 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 6.5 APG and 1.0 APG in his first season in Beantown.

Turner's last stint in the League was with Atlanta and Minnesota in the 2019-20 season, retiring prior to the 2020-21 season. Evan is still only 32 years old and has been injury-free for most of his career. Although certainly not a cure-all for all of the Celtics shortcomings, Turner is the mid-sized, multi-position wing that Brad Stevens favors, and he could fill a need for the struggling Celtics at this point.


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