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Report: Thunder, Mavs Interested in Sixers Turner


It’s too soon for the Sixers to be thinking about their off season, but some players are garnering interest around the NBA.

According to FOX Sports, the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder would be interested in Evan Turner if the Sixers were to make him available.

Turner, 25, is off to the best start of his career under new head coach Brett Brown averaging 23.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

The Sixers’ swing man also comes with an expiring contract which only increases his value around the league.

The Mavericks are said to be willing to part with F Shawn Marion and a draft pick in exchange for Turner. Marion also carries an expiring contract.

The Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves are also cited in the report having interest in Turner.

The Sixers did not offer Turner an extension before an imposed deadline last week and Turner didn’t expect anything more.

“Sam is not my GM, we are going in different directions and everything like that,” Turner was quoted in saying last week.

Turner has previously said he expected a trade in the off season around the time All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday was traded on draft night.

The Sixers have two other assets that could be had this season in Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes.

Young has three years remaining on his contract he signed with the Sixers, the thirs being a player option at $9.7 million in 2015.

Hawes ,25, has 1 year remaining on his $13.1 million extension he signed with the Sixers in 2012.

The Sixers are off to a 4-3 start this season, this after Las Vegas odds makers placed their season win total at 16.5.

The NBA trading deadline is February 20th 2014.

–Pete Giordano



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