Report: Trail Blazers giving Evan Turner four-year, $70 million contract

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Chandler Parsons spurned the Trail Blazers for the Grizzlies.

So, Portland has moved to its consolation prize: Evan Turner.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

That’s a whole lot of money, but this is a product of the salary cap exploding and the scarcity of productive wings on the market. Portland just locked up a capable one when other teams will get shut out.

Turner should help keep the ball moving, and his size allows him to be a decent¬†team defender. But there are holes in his game — outside shooting, foul-drawing, speed — the modern game is built to expose. Turner views it differently, and apparently so do the Blazers.