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As the Boston Celtics kick it into high gear in order to assure they earn themselves a spot in the playoffs, the New York Knicks and President Phil Jackson are resolved to putting this past season behind them. With that decision comes the news that the Knicks are taking a serious look at the upcoming free agent market. It's not yet clear which teams are going to be lining up to take a shot at landing the big two, Lebron James and Kevin Durant, but the Knicks are making noise about players in that strong second tier. Unlike years in the past, they have plenty of room under the salary cap, which gives them options. Their salary cap space is estimated to be about $18.0 million. According to Chris Mannix of CSN New England, Jackson is a "big fan" of Celtics shooting guard Evan Turner who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. Turner fits…show more content…
During the 2012-13 season, his minutes were increased to 35.15 per game, and he responded by averaging 13.3 PPG with 6.3 RPG. Through 54 games with the Sixers in 2013-14, he upped his average during to 17.4 PPG. That 54 game surge raised his trade value, leaving the Sixers with an important decision to make. Just after the trade deadline, he was traded along with Lavoy Allen to the Indiana Pacers for Danny Grainger. Unfortunately, internal conflicts between Turner and certain teammates led to a significant loss of playing time, dropping his numbers to career lows. After the pacers declined to make a qualifying offer to Turner in the off season, he became an unrestricted free agent and signed a two-year deal with the Celtics. During his first year with the Celtics, the team was coming off a horrible 25-57 season, its first season under new Head Coach Brad Stevens. Turner put in a solid effort all season as the Celtics were able to make it back to the playoffs with a 40-42
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