2010’s number two overall pick Evan Turner has joined the Portland Trail Blazers on a four-year contract worth $70 million.
Turner spent last season at the Boston Celtics where he averaged 10.5 points, 4.4 assists and 4.9 rebounds over the course of 81 games.
Seen as a valuable two-way player, the wing was highly sought after this off-season, with the New York Knicks said to be huge admirers.
“Evan’s skill set on the court and character off the court are ideal additions to our team and the culture we are working to build in Portland,” said Portland’s President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. “We expect him to be an impact player on both sides of the ball and are very pleased he chose our organization as his home for the next four years.”
Coach Terry Stotts added that Turner “is a really good, alert defender, both on and off the ball. He fits into our culture in how we want to play, both on and off the ball.”