June 30, 2016, 1:39 pm
The Pelicans have “strong interest” in unrestricted free agent G/F Evan Turner.
Despite the fact they still have issues with Tyreke Evans gumming up the offense, this move makes a ton of sense and if we had confidence that Evans could ever learn how to play without the ball in his hands they’d be on to something nice. Jrue Holiday, Buddy Hield, Evans, Turner and Davis would be a fun small ball lineup.
But still, the Pelicans have only one year left on deals for Holiday and Evans so they can move in another direction quickly if they want to, and Turner would be poised to max out his value as a ballhandling combo guard/point forward. And since the Pelicans are devoid of talent they should take a shot at a guy that will play close to the value of his contract as long as he keeps the weight down. Otherwise for Turner, he has clearly turned the page on his earlier, unskilled days in Philly and Indy.