Philadelphia 76ers and Evan Turner Agree on Deal

Bradley ChandlerCorrespondent IJuly 15, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 24:  Evan Turner of Ohio State stands with NBA Commisioner David Stern after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers second overall at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2010 in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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(Philadelphia, PA) - The Philadelphia 76ers and second overall pick Evan Turner have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with a club option for the third.

The team announced they agreed to terms last night and will pay the former Ohio State All-American $3.8 million his rookie season (league minimum) and $4.1 million in his second year with the club option of $4.4 million for a third year.

Last year, Turner won the Naismith Award, Wooden Award, and Big Ten Player of the Year by averaging 20.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.

The 6-7 shooting guard is expected to start this season but could be brought on slowly by new head coach Doug Collins.

Turner was the first Division I player since Oscar Robertson to average at least 20 points, nine rebounds, and six assists for a season.  For that, he was named the Associated Press Player of the Year.

Turner averaged 5.6 points and 5.6 rebounds a game in summer league action, playing just over 27 minutes a game.

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