Evan Turner Repairing Damaged Reputation with Boston Celtics

December 9th, 2014 by Brian Robb Leave a reply »

BOSTON — Where most free agents last summer saw a subpar Boston Celtics team with a crowded depth chart, Evan Turner saw an opportunity for a fresh start.

After a disappointing stint with the Indiana Pacers in the final half of the 2013-14 season, Turner surprised many around the league by electing to rebuild his career on a rebuilding team.

The 26-year-old swingman signed a two-year contract in September and earned a role as a top reserve in the Celtics rotation early in the 2014-15 season. Over 19 contests, Turner has averaged 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 22.8 minutes per game.

Perhaps more importantly, Turner is quietly silencing the critics following his struggles with the Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers.

"I don't know how that really happened," Turner told Bleacher Report, when asked about his damaged reputation last offseason. "I mean, sometimes when the smoke clears you look back on it and one thing I try to do is see what I did, or how I could have handled it differently and just worry about that.

"A lot of people write stuff and don't take people's character into con ...

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