Oct 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) is double teamed by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham (33) and forward Robbie Hummel (6) during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 125-102. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Evan Turner's Curious Comments About Free Agency

Oct 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown talks with guard Evan Turner (12) during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 125-102. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown talks with guard Evan Turner (12) during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 125-102. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The mind of Evan Turner is one that we will never understand.

I love Evan Turner and I’ve been behind him since he was our No. 2 overall draft pick in 2010, even though most people label him as a “bust”. I still believe in him, but the things he says sometimes makes me question if he really wants to be in Philadelphia. Honestly, he probably doesn’t. Who would want to be here right now? Especially with the way the fans treat him. I mean, it’s almost like ever since Andre Iguodala departed that Turner has become the new “Iguodala” in the sense of being a player that fans ridicule for not being a superstar.

If the Sixers don’t offer Turner a qualifying offer worth $8.7 million next season, then he would become an unrestricted free agent at seasons end. When asked about this situation, Turner said the following:

“I just show up and work hard. It doesn’t really bother me. I just take it one day at a time. I’ll be somewhere next year, so all that other stuff doesn’t bother me. I’m going to play hard, and I’m going to get my money, regardless”

Of course any team wants to hear a player say that they want to stay and continue with the organization, but maybe Turner is just being realistic. He realizes, just like most of us realize, that he most likely will be playing his last season in a Sixers uniform this season. There have even been rumors that Turner will be traded before the beginning, the T’Wolves have interest apparently. A deal with them is unlikely, but any deal for Turner that can garner draft picks in 2014 needs to be considered.

These comments are curious, but who can blame him. He doesn’t know where he’s going to play and he doesn’t really care. Turner is just going to show up and ball, not worrying about what next season holds. He has the green light this season to light up. The Sixers faithful might finally see the production they have been waiting for from Turner, but in a season where the faithful Sixers fans want to see as less wins as possible. May be a lose/lose situation here. Nevertheless, Evan Turner always gives us something interesting to talk about.

Where do you think Evan Turner will end up next season?

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