Sixers exercise option on Turner

The Philadelphia 76ers exercised the fourth-year option on swingman Evan Turner Thursday.

Philadelphia selected Turner with the second-overall pick in the 2010 draft and he has averaged 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 143 career games (34 starts).

Last season, the 23-year-old averaged 9.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists over 65 games, including 20 starts.