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The 76ers have picked up a contract option on Evan Turner that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2013-14 season.
The team announced Thursday it would exercise its fourth-year option on the third-year swingman.
Turner averaged 9.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in his second year and is expected to start at small forward this season following the departure of Andre Iguodala.
Turner's numbers were better when he started, jumping to 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 20 starts last season.
The former second overall pick has had a hard time breaking into the starting five behind Iguodala. That changed in August when the 76ers sent Iguodala to Denver in a four-team deal that landed them center Andrew Bynum.
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The Philadelphia 76ers exercised their contract option on swingman Evan Turner. Turner will make $6.7 million this season and $8.7 million in 2013-14. The 6-foot-7 Turner became a starter in his third season out of Ohio State and averaged 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He led NBA guards in total rebounds last season while helping Philadelphia reach the playoffs...
Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum remains sidelined with right knee pain and is a long shot to play in the Oct. 31 opener.
Bynum will continue to be held out of all basketball activity as he recovers from a bone bruise suffered during an offseason workout. The Sixers had pegged Wednesday as his potential return date. Instead, Bynum was on the sidelines while the rest of the...
The big offseason acquisition for the Philadelphia 76'ers, Andrew Bynum is bringing his personal brand of immaturity and oft-injured basketball to the City of Brotherly Love. Currently nursing a sore knee though he is unlikely to be able to play in the season opener.
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Evan Turner was originally the second overall pick by the 76ers in the 2010 NBA draft.
Andrew Bynum has yet to practice with his new team, and is unlikely to suit up for Philadelphia's home opener on Oct. 31.
Bynum has sat out all preseason with a right knee injury that has been ailing him since an he suffered a bone bruise during an offseason workout.
Bynum was supposed to resume activity on Wednesday, but the Sixers are being cautious with...
Will Bynum shine in his role of franchise player?
Andrew Bynum is expected to join the 76ers for three days of practice on Wednesday.
Doug Collins declined to speculate when Andrew Bynum will be ready.
The addition of Andrew Bynum has elevated expectations in Philadelphia this season, as the team is clearly taking strong steps to return to true contender status. Bynum is coming off of his best professional season, putting up 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, and will provide the Sixers with a legitimate post presence, on each end of the floor, that they have long been lacking...
Entering training camp, Doug Collins had expected to start Andrew Bynum at center and Spencer Hawes at power forward.
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Philadelphia76ers center Andrew Bynum will remain sidelined for the time being. It appears he is still having problems with his right knee and it doesn’t look like he will be ready for the 76ers season opener on October 31st.
Bynum was the big off-season acquisition thatPhiladelphiamade over the summer. The idea of having a true big man on the 76ers roster automatically put them...