April 19, 2018, 7:01 pmEvan TurnerSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Evan Turner has been ruled out for Thursday's Game 3 in New Orleans with a right toe contusion.
Turner was expected to play in this one but now it is assumed Moe Harkless will take his spot in the starting lineup. Harkless was out for Game 1 but returned on Tuesday for Game 2 putting up 11 points, five boards, a block, and a trey in 27 minutes. He also did not miss a shot. Harkless is probably the better fit in the starting lineup anyways as he provides spacing and defense while Turner thrives more in the playmaking department. Portland will be thin on the wing as they won't want to run Harkless wild, but they may be forced to.
Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter