Amid the highs and lows of his
NBA career, Evan Turner has always been one to have fun. Count Friday’s
practice among those fun moments for him.
Wearing a white jersey with
green trim, Turner said he had to swap out his usual practice threads – the ones
that comply with the Sixers’ color scheme – because of a hit from Hollis
“I got hacked,” Turner said. “If
I die, his fingerprints will be all over it. … I’m bleeding from somewhere. I
got hit. I felt blood. I didn’t cry.”
Having fun isn’t enough to keep
Turner from thinking about his future, which may or may not be with the 76ers.
Turner, the fourth-year forward, is slated to make $6.7 million in the final
year of his contract.
“It doesn’t really bother me. I take it one day at a time,” he said. “Like I’ve
said, I’ll be somewhere next year. All of that other stuff doesn’t really
bother me. … I’ll be fine. I’ll play hard and I’m going to get money
regardless. I don’t worry about that.”
You’d like to think Turner’s
focus is on this season, but he seemed to indicate that he doesn’t think he’ll
be here all season,.
“I’m not a GM. It’s a new
system. I really don’t know,” he said. “That’s a year or so away. A few months
away. I don’t know.”
What do you think: Does Turner
finish the season with the 76ers? Get traded at the deadline? Re-sign with them
Labels: Evan Turner, free agency, Hollis Thompson