Philadelphia 76ers and Evan Turner Agree on Deal

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Philadelphia 76ers and Evan Turner Agree on Deal
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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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