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Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the Philadelphia 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Indiana Pacers.
“I don’t think it’s about expectations,” Falk said. “I think he and Jrue Holiday were terrific together. And we had asked Philadelphia his entire fourth year, repeatedly, we urged him to please not trade [Turner]. He was really having fun. He was very productive playing for Brett Brown. and it’s not like they got a lot for the trade [to Indiana].
“They got a second-round pick for he and Lavoy Allen, and had to pay off many millions of dollars to Danny Granger to make the deal. I don’t think it was exactly a blockbuster deal for Philly. The situation could have been better.”
Turner signed with the Boston Celtics this offseason.
The Boston Celtics are ready to all but move on from their pursuit of Kevin Love with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls engaged in talks.
Danny Ainge has targeted a trade for Love over the past few months.
"The more teams step up and show interest in Love, the further Boston falls in the pack," a source said on Wednesday. "Danny's a smart guy. He knows when to keep pushing for something and when to move on."
The Celtics have a huge stockpile of draft assets, but teams seem to be preferring somewhat proven young talent.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics have agreed upon a three-team trade.
The trade allows the Cavaliers to create approximately $24 million in cap space, with LeBron James' max contract being worth $20.7 million. The Cavaliers also acquire the draft rights to three Nets' prospects (Ilkan Karaman, Christian Drejer and Edin Bavcic).
The Nets will acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev.
The Celtics acquire Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton and the Cavaliers' 2016 first round pick. Boston will have $33 million in contracts coming off the books in Thornton, Rajon Rondo, Brandon Bass and Joel Anthony.
The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in signing Lance Stephenson as talks with the Indiana Pacers continue to stall. The Boston Celtics are also interested in Stephenson.
The Pacers have offered a five-year, $44 million contract to Stephenson.
Stephenson felt the offer was low and began exploring other options.
The Mavericks previously were believed to not be interested in Stephenson, but that stance has changed in recent days with their other targets unlikely to sign.
Some league sources don't expect the Pacers to change their offer to Stephenson. The Pacers have already reached agreement on deals with C.J. Miles, Damjan Rudez and Lavoy Allen.