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Celtics, Timberwolves interested in Evan Turner

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The Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in free agent forward Evan Turner, reports Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.

Turner started 54 games for the Philadelphia 76ers last season before being dealt to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for forward Danny Granger and a second-round draft pick. 

Turner became a free agent when Indiana did not extend him a qualifying offer.

He averaged 17.1 points per game for the 76ers but was reduced to a bench role with the Pacers, averaging just over seven points per game in 27 regular season contests.

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Turner, 25, was the second overall pick by the 76ers in the 2010 NBA Draft and has averaged 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in four NBA seasons.

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