Evan Turner hasn't yet lived up to his contract, but at least one woman is happy he's in Portland.
On Monday afternoon after Blazers practice, Turner pulled his Rolls Royce over on Interstate 5 in Portland when he noticed a nasty collision had left a woman stranded. Turner helped her out of her car and into the passenger seat of his car as they waited for medical personnel to arrive, according to The Oregonian.
Blazers courtside reporter Brooke Olzendam, who Turner referred to as "the real hero," was also at the scene after witnessing the head-on crash herself. It was Olzendam who told the woman, Dianna Black, that she was sitting in an NBA player's car.
"They are my angels," Black told The Oregonian. "They helped me. They got me out of my car and away from the airbags. It was smoking. Brooke calmed me down a lot."
Time flies. Turner is set to enter his eighth NBA season and second in Portland. He signed a four-year, $70 million contract with the Blazers during the regrettable spending spree of 2016 when teams gave role players huge contracts as the salary cap skyrocketed.
In his first season with Portland, Turner averaged 9.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 43 percent from the field and just 26 percent from three.
Turner will make just $1.7 million less this season than Kawhi Leonard.