Former Trail Blazers wing Evan Turner has played sparingly for the Hawks since he arrived in Atlanta prior to the 2019-20 season. According to what Turner revealed to Boston Globe writer Gary Washburn, that trend is likely to continue.
The 31-year-old veteran told Washburn that the Hawks plan to utilize their younger players in the midst of a 7-28 season—a move that would leave both Turner and Chandler Parsons out of the lineup.
Evan Turner is not active tonight for the #Hawks and said the team talked to him and Chandler Parsons, who has played in six games this season, about being inactive for the foreseeable future as ATL goes with younger players. Turner is a definitely buyout candidate.— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) January 3, 2020
That decision by the Hawks could lead to Turner entering the buyout market after the trade deadline.
For those who are curious: the Blazers could not sign Turner this season if he is waived from the Hawks. In 18 appearances with Atlanta, Turner has produced 3.3 points and two assists per game.