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Report: Boston Celtics finalizing deal with free agent Evan Turner

Report: Boston Celtics finalizing deal with free agent Evan Turner Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Boston Celtics are finalizing a contract with free agent forward Evan Turner, reports Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald

Turner, the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft, spent the second half of last season with the Indiana Pacers, who acquired him in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. In his career, Turner has averaged 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, though those numbers declined dramatically in Indiana. In 27 games with the Pacers, Turner averaged 7.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. 

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Turner will share the wing with James Young, who the Celtics drafted out of Kentucky with the No. 19 pick in June's draft. Boston also selected Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart with the No. 6 pick, who will play in the backcourt with All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo

- Alex Hampl 

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