“First off, let me say one thing: Everything I have done, I have earned,” said Turner. “My contract – that’s my bread, and I earned my bread. So, kiss my a–. Dead serious. Write that. I earned that (expletive) money.
“At the end of the day, winning matters,” the former No. 2 overall pick added. “Character matters. And what you are willing to sacrifice matters. I think my biggest steps and growth are being able to compartmentalize the things that really matter. I used to waste a lot of time worrying about things that don’t matter. Who gets credit and all that stuff … it doesn’t matter.”
Turner, 29, is currently in Year 2 of a four-year, $70 million contract with the Blazers. He holds averages of 8.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 25.6 minutes per game this season.
Indeed, Turner is far from a flashy player and does his damage primarily from the forgotten real estate of the midrange. But he does a little bit of everything well and is able to contribute for the 40-26 Blazers in a way that does not always show up on the box score. As for the matter of his contract though, even Turner has to admit that this is a much different tune than the one that he was singing when it was first offered.
Evan Turner took to his Twitter account and posed an interesting question regarding the reports the Knicks are open to trading Kristaps Porzingis.
Leading up to the draft, rumors have been flying fast and furious regarding players and draft picks that could be (and in some cases have been) on the move. Among them was a report the Knicks are willing to listen to offers for the super talented Porzingis.
Phil Jackson is, of course, the president of the Knicks and would need to sign off on any deal involving Porzingis. He also had a long relationship with Lakers president Jeanie Buss, which included an engagement that came to an end late last year. With all of that said, Turner threw this out for us to ponder.
Question: if you were in Phil Jackson's shoes and Ms. Buss said that she would get back w/ u if u trade Porzingas to the lakers, would u?
Jeanie Buss factor aside, should the Knicks be serious about trading Porzingis, New York should have no shortage of teams to choose from as a destination for him. The Celtics are reportedly one team interested in acquiring the 21-year-old.
That’s a new level of disgust. It’s one thing if you’re not a mayo fan. It’s something else entirely if you refuse to even look at it out o a lack of trust.
Of course, Turner may just be missing out. What if something mayo-related could lift Turner’s game to new heights, like it once did for the Washington Nationals? Would that be enough to change his mind on things?
Rondo went off on Chicago’s leadership after seeing Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler rip the team following a loss on Wednesday. Now you have Turner trying to play fight promoter and coordinate a battle.
As for the Soulja Boy/Chris Brown fight, well the two rappers had beef after Soulja Boy liked a photo on Instagram of Brown’s ex, Karrueche Tran. The two were supposed to have a celebrity boxing fight, but that hasn’t happened yet. Maybe we can get the Bulls involved.
DeAndre Jordan and Evan Turner were ejected from Monday’s Trail Blazers-Clippers game after getting into a scrap in the final minute.
Jordan blocked a Damian Lillard layup attempt and stood over him afterwards, which ruffled the feathers of Portland’s players. Turner pushed Jordan, then Jordan started putting his finger in Turner’s face. Turner swatted away Jordan’s fingers and then the two were separated.