Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Evan Turner

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Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Evan Turner
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If anything has been surprising about how the 2013-14 campaign has played out for Evan Turner and the Philadelphia 76ers, it's the fact this relationship remains intact.

Neither party entered this season under false pretenses.

First-year coach Brett Brown said he saw "six NBA players" on his roster in training camp, via Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, but general manager Sam Hinkie didn't go searching for more. For better, or hopefully worse, this is what Brown would have at his disposal.

Turner was one of those six NBA bodies, but he didn't see himself staying in the picture. Unable to secure a contract extension before the season, the impending restricted free agent has seemingly long envisioned a future outside of Philly.

"Hinkie is not my GM," Turner said, via Jason Wolf of USA Today. "He doesn't owe me anything. ... We're going in different directions and everything like that."

Those directions apparently haven't changed. According to Sporting News' Sean Deveney, the Sixers "have been stepping up their efforts" to find Turner a new home before the Feb. 20 trade deadline.

Philly is reportedly searching for a draft pick in exchange for No. 2 overall selection in 2010. Despite having his best statistical season to date (17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists), Tuner's uncertain future lowers his trade value from what those numbers would typically bring in return.

Still, there's a market for his services, and a number of teams that could improve their situations—as well as Turner's—by cutting him loose from the City of Brotherly Love.

 

Unless otherwise noted, statistics used courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com. Salary information obtained via ShamSports.com. Future draft pick status acquired via RealGM.com.

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