Chicago, IL - According to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, the Bulls could very well look to acquire guard Evan Turner from the Chicago Bulls due to the injury sustained by Derrick Rose. The 76ers have been rumored to be looking to move Turner for the last few weeks and it appears extremely likely that he will be moved before the trade deadline this season.
Evan Turner is having a very good season in Philadelphia, averaging 21.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. He’s capable of doing anything and everything on the court and has also improved his defense quite a bit. The Bulls are in a place where they need a player that can score and also set up his teammates in positions to score as well. Turner would be able to fill that need and also be another young piece that Chicago could begin to build around.
The 76ers are said to be looking to move him as soon as they can. So far, there haven’t been any reports on what they would be looking for in return but they probably will be asking for picks and/or expiring contracts in return. They are entering a complete rebuilding mode under first year head coach Brett Brown and he has an obvious way that he wants to run his team.
Obviously this possibility isn’t actually on the table at this exact moment, but there are rumors swirling that it could become an option in the near future. He fits what the Bulls are trying to do very well and could be a big addition for the Bulls while Rose recovers from his torn meniscus. At this time, it is unclear how long Rose will be out, but acquiring Turner could be the best medicine for this Bulls moving forward without him.
Evan Massey is the Lead Editor for Hoops-Nation. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.