Did The Wells Fargo Center Foreshadow Possible Trading of Evan Turner?

Jan 24, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) brings the ball up court during the third quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Wells Fargo Center. The Raptors defeated the Sixers 104-95. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Besides the triple-double that Kevin Durant put up the other night against the Sixers, there was something else worth taking notice of.

According to sources, the Sixers hosted a 25-percent discount on ALL Evan Turner merchandise during the Saturday night game vs Oklahoma City.

I don’t know, that sounds suspect to me. What about you?

Maybe the Sixers are trying to move product at an affordable rate. Or maybe, the Sixers are trying to move as much Evan Turner gear as possible, while he’s still in uniform, before he’s traded by the February 20th trade deadline. It’s no secret that NBA player gear diminishes in value exponentially the moment a player is traded. Especially for someone like Turner, who will have no value to anyone in Philadelphia once he leaves.

Trust me, the Bynum jerseys and shirseys have just recently hit my local Marshall’s locations and every time I walk in, the SAME amount remains. These Marshall’s establishments are still trying to get rid of those Nnamdi Asomugha Eagles jerseys also. I don’t think you could make me take either of those if they were being given away for free.

This could be nothing, it could be something. That’s purely up to opinion, I just think it’s weird.

Not for nothing, the always colorful and quotable Turner had the following to say about his time in Philadelphia, that appears to be coming to an end, very soon (via DelcoTimes.com):

“Obviously, for good or bad, I hold Philly near and dear to my heart, you know what I’m saying? I was drafted here, I grew here. I saw some great times here. It’s always a good place in my heart. I can’t say anything negative.”

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