Turner (hand) will not undergo surgery but has been ruled out for five-to-six weeks, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.
The fracture to Turner's right hand is a tough injury for the Trail Blazers to swallow, as they are light on wings and, more importantly, true ball handlers as is. The timetable given for Turner leaves him out till at least mid-March, and it's more than likely it will extend beyond that point. In his absence, Maurice Harkless is the likely candidate to claim Turner's starting spot at the small forward position, a place where Harkless has already started 42 games this season, with Allen Crabbe likely being thrust into a larger role off the bench.
Turner suffered a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand during Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.
It's a tough blow for the Trail Blazers, who are now looking at being without Turner for a substantial amount of time. He's yet to be given any sort of timetable for a return, but more updates should be provided shortly. Turner has started nine games this season, but with an extended absence likely coming, Maurice Harkless could reclaim a spot in the starting lineup, as he's already started 42 games during the 2016-17 campaign. Along with Harkless, Allen Crabbe should also see a bigger role on the wing with Turner out.
Turner provided 18 points (8-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt), six assists, four rebounds and one steal over 33 minutes in Sunday's 113-111 loss to the Warriors.
Turner put forth another solid effort but saw an opportunity for some late-game heroics go by the wayside when a potential go-ahead three-pointer with under a second left couldn't find the net. Turner had drained two other baskets within the final 11 seconds to keep the Blazers within striking distance before his misfire at the buzzer. Sunday's production marked his third game in the last four with double-digit scoring, and second straight outing with multiple threes. The veteran's spot in the starting five appears secure for the time being, and his solid multi-category production continues to render him a viable mid-tier fantasy option in all formats.
Turner finished with eight points (3-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt), eight assists and two rebounds across 31 minutes in a 112-109 win over the Grizzlies on Friday.
Maurice Harkless (calf) has been ruled out for the previous two games, but considering he had come off the bench in the prior two contests, it appears safe to conclude that Turner has displaced him as the starting small forward. Turner is shooting an ugly 36.8 percent in his four-game run as a starter, but he's been a serviceable setup man on the wing alongside backcourt stars Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, dishing out 5.0 dimes per game during that stretch. So long as his deep-league owners can deal with the poor shooting and inconsistent scoring, Turner looks like he'll be a decent source of counting stats while he sees big minutes with the top unit.
Turner got the start at small forward and turned in four points (2-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five assists, one rebound, one steal, and one block across 28 minutes during Friday's 93-92 loss to the 76ers
Though he started, Turner only saw about three minutes more than his 25.4 minutes per game average, and couldn't find a rhythm, hitting just 20 percent of his shots. He drew the start just prior to tipoff, and was not in the confirmed starting lineup originally, which may have threw him off his game. It's unclear whether or not his starting stint will continue, but he'll look to bounce back against the Celtics, his former team, on Saturday
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