In the business world, your worth is whatever someone is willing to pay you. According to Yahoo! Sports NBA witchdoctor Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers believe former Ohio State and Big Ten great Evan Turner is worth a whole lot of cash.
To clarify on Turner to Blazers deal: Turner has agreed to a four-year, $70M free agent deal.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016
Turner averaged 10 points a game, 5 rebounds and 5 assists as a key role-player for the Boston Celtics the last two seasons, and apparently that constitutes the need for a hefty raise. He earned just 3.3 million a season with the Celtics.
Turner, the NCAA’s 2010 National Player of the Year while with the Buckeyes, was drafted No. 2 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. If he signs as expected, Portland will be the fourth stop in his eight-year NBA career. He also played one season with the Indianapolis Pacers.