The Sporting News reports the Sixers are pushing a Turner trade and "are eager to net a draft pick" in return. This is the second time this season that reports have surfaced about the 76ers willingness to trade the 2010 No. 2 overall pick.
Turner, 25, is in the midst of the best season of his career averaging a team-leading 18.1 points per game to go along with 6.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He got off to a hot start but has cooled considerably in 2014. He has topped the 20-point mark just three times in the last 15 games averaging 14.7 points per game in that span. Turner's three-point percentage has dropped considerably thanks to a 1-for-13 stretch he is currently in over the last six games.
General manager Sam Hinkie and Turner's agent, David Falk, never even discussed a contract extension last October which painted a pretty clear picture that Turner does not appear to be in the team's rebuilding efforts for the future. He could be of value to team's in contention such as the Oklahoma City Thunder, who own up to two first-round picks in the 2014 draft, and Phoenix Suns, who own up to four first-round picks in 2014.
The trade deadline is 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 20th.
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