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Evan Turner Will Not Get a Contract Extension

evan_turner_2013Evan Turner is not going to get an extension to his rookie contract, and frankly he shouldnt (unless hes willing to take a very small number).

He hasnt shown to be an effective or efficient scorer at the NBA level. Hes an NBA bench guy because he rebounds, passes and generally plays solid ball, but he struggles to finish at the rim (47.9 percent shooting in the restricted area last season) and shot 41 percent in the rest of the midrange last season. He shot a good but not great 36.5 percent from three.

Oct. 31 is the deadline for players in Evans draft class to get contract extensions (as John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Larry Sanders already have). Turner told John Finger of CSNPhilly.com he isnt worrying about getting an extension, which is probably wise.

Im not upset about it, Turner said. I know what type of player Im going to be and I know who I am and I know what Ive done. Obviously, we have a different situation. We switched GMs and we switched which direction were going, but Im not going to sit here and be upset. Im going to get money whether I get it now or later, Ive been blessed to be financially stable.

Source: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports


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