Portland Trailblazers Trading Evan Turner to Atlanta Hawks, According to Adrian Wojnarowski

By Kevin Harrish on June 24, 2019 at 4:13 pm
Evan Turner is heading to Atlanta.
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The Villain is heading to Atlanta.

After three seasons in Portland, the Trailblazers are trading Evan Turner to the Atlanta Hawks in return for Kent Bazemore, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

In his three seasons in Portland, Turner primarily came off the bench to give the Blazers an average of around 8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

“To my teammates: we did a lot of great things together,” Turner said on Instagram, regarding the trade. “We overcame a lot because we were a true team and we persevered together. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey. The sky is the limit.

“To the Blazers organization: Thank you for allowing me to come to work in a positive environment! I was able to make a lot of bonds beyond basketball with the coaching staff and all the people behind the scenes. First class place that will only keep reaping the benefits of good karma.

”Last but not least, THANKS FOR THE CHEESE,” he concluded, in typical E.T. fashion.

The former national player of the year and No. 2 overall pick, Turner's averaged 9.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in his 11-year NBA career with his best season coming in 2013 when he averaged 17.4 points, 3.4 assists and 5 rebounds for the Sixers.

The Hawks become Turner's fifth NBA team. He was drafted by the Sixers in 2010 and has since played with the Pacers, Celtics and Blazers.

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