Report: Sixers Pushing to Deal Evan Turner
According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the 76ers are shopping their starting shooting guard, Evan Turner quite hard, but are having trouble finding a taker.
Turner has been "at the forefront" of 76ers trade talks leading up to the Feb. 20 trade deadline, according Deveney's report. In the report, teams like the Thunder and Suns are mentioned as potential suitors for Turner.
Turner is slated for restricted free agency this summer, but he would become an unrestricted free agent if the Sixers decline to tender a more-than-$8.7MM qualifying offer.
The former second overall pick, has had probably his best season yet, averaging 18.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
The Sixers have reportedly also shopped Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes in the hopes of acquiring draft picks, reportedly first-round picks in trades for Turner, Hawes and Young - but thus far they've had no takers.