All right, Boston Celtics fans: time to put your front office caps on.
Word on the street tonight is that the Boston Celtics are one of a handful of NBA teams that have an interest in Evan Turner.
Granted, there is no meat to this story yet. . . but when it comes to lighting a fire under the butts of passionate fans, when does there need to be much to a story? It’s debate time, everyone!
Let us assume that the Boston Celtics are seriously thinking about bringing Turner in, not as a potential bargaining chip to use in a trade for Kevin Love, but because they believe he is a legitimate threat to score 15-20 points per game. Should the Celtics ignore the fact that Turner laid an egg in Indiana, and focus on the fact that he was the second pick in the 2010 draft? Picking him up is a risk, but at least it is a relatively inexpensive risk.
The flip side of this argument goes something like this: why bring in Turner, when you have a more athletic, more efficient scorer already on your roster in Jeff Green? Add in the fact that Green is a better defender, and that you never have to worry about his attitude or any off-the-court drama, and it would seem like the question of “Turner or Green?” is too obvious to even ask.
Until you realize that Green is going to cost the Boston Celtics nearly $9 million next season. Oh, so that’s why we’re having this discussion?
Hell – maybe you’re optimistic that the Celtics can sign Turner and afford to keep Green! Sure – whatever works for you!
So go ahead and vote – who would you take? Your vote counts (or at least that’s what you should tell yourself as you click that button below!).