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Evan Turner:Bust Or What?

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Evan Turner:Bust Or What?

I Mean the guy was a big prospect coming into the draft, he has a great shot , can drive , and has great ball-handling. I was though very dissapointed of him coming into the season exspecially after the all-star break. But What about next season does any suspect a change in his game or do you think he's a bust?


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You do know that he just

You do know that he just played one season in the league. Why panic now ?? he has some spots to improve on but i see him lasting in the league and being a role player at worst if he doesn't reach his star potential .

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Yeah That is a very good

Yeah That is a very good point i was just making the statement because it seems that alot of rookies had there shine this season.

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For one, he does not have

For one, he does not have great shot at all and that is his primary weakness right now- especially in terms of three pointers. He played on 23 mpg in his rookie year and put up okay stats as a backup. For him to get and extended amount of playing time he'll either have to beat out Thaddeus Young for the sixth man role( unlikely unless Young leaves via free agency), compete for the same role with Lou Williams and/or also beat out Jodie Meeks for a starting role. If Iguodala is traded that would obviously give him a shot to start, too but I'm not sure if Philly will trade him. All of these situtations for more PT except the last one of course revolve around Turner improving his jumper. The only reason Meeks started over Turner is becasue he can drain the three ball and from a defensive standpoint, Jrue Holiday can effectively guard shooting guards. Lou Williams and Young are both instant offense and while Young might not be a three-point marksman he is a much better scorer than Turner is.

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Good Shot

Yes When I said all these stats he had i meant coming into the draft he had an excelent shot but i get what your saying and is a very good point.

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I'm tired of hearing he's a

I'm tired of hearing he's a possible draft bust.....when was the last time have you seen the 1st pick or the 2nd pick riding the bench during critical situations? you havent! if you ask me IMO he dosent fit in doug collins style of play he's a point foward that needs the ball in his hand at least 30-45% of the time to be effective he can create and his mid range game is average if he went to another team in that draft he wouldve been in the race for Rookie of the year. The NBA is about oppertunity and thats something he's not getting at this point.

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yes he's a bust. now trade

yes he's a bust. now trade him to the wolves please. we need him. :P

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panic!

panic!

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Im not saying he's a bust im

Im not saying he's a bust im saying he didnt do to well this season.

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Too Early

Can't label him anything yet - he had one season and needs more playing time. If you look at his game log, he put up good stats when he got playing time last season.

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The 76ers

The 76ers knew what they were getting, to get the best out of him, he needs the ball in his hands. But they already have a player like that in Iguodala so i'm still confused with the pick, sure he was the best available but Favors or Johnson would've been a better fit IMO. Turner showed last season that he has the talent of a second overall pick, what i liked about his play was how crafty he was, very Roy-like in that aspect.

But the people above me have hit the nail on the head, he's stuck in the rotation where guys like Young, Meeks and Iguodala(obviously) are preferred because, the first two, they don't dramatically change the 6ers' style of play. Iguodala is their star of course, he's going to get the freedom to do whatever he wants on the court, with Iggy playing so much big minutes, it's hard for Turner to get much of a meaningful chance, due to the fact that playing two ball dominant players at the same time, isn't a really a good thing to do, it can be done but to put a shooter or an athletic player next to a ball dominant player is considered much better.

If Turner was a consistent jumpshooter, he would get more chances, for me, getting a consistent jumpshot is the key to unlock more playing time in his situation. However, Turner needs more time before he can be given the label of bust, i normally give a player six seasons before i can make that decision, also, i think he's one to watch next season.

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Trade Turner???

I still Like Turner's potential, but like many has said, he doesnt fit the 76ers style of play. There has been rumors of Iggy being dealt for Ellis, how about Turner for Ellis? Deal will have to include 3.1 millions$ of additional contract going to GSW, but thats a deal I think thatll be interesting. Ellis-Iggy the 1-2 scoring punch, while Turner goes to a system where his skills is needed as Curry gets a big guard to play alongside who can also run the offense. Klay Thompson the gets time to develope, and when he's ready, Turner can slide to the SF position.

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how is he a bust hes only

how is he a bust hes only been in the lg a year that year in the draft theres only three players that have had better seasons demarcus cousins , landry fields and suppringly a strong run at the end of the year by jordan crawford who was drafted 27 its funny looking back the number two pick most teams make poor desicions 2010- evan turner was a mistake ,2009- hasheem thabeet, 2008- michaell beasley there were better picks that year westbrook love brook lopez , 2007- kevin durant was a great pick at 2 a mistake though in general should of been a number 1 pick ,2006 - lamarcus aldridge was a good pick , 2005- marvin williams was a hoririable pick u had deron williams chris paul andrew bynum danny granger david lee monta ellis , 2004- emeka okaofr u had igoudala al jefferson devin harris 2003- darko millic the worst pick ever 2002- jayson williams , u had amare boozer caron butler ,2001- tyson chandler they could of drafted pau gasol joe johnson tony parker ,

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Give Turner some time before

Give Turner some time before you label him as a bust.

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He's not going to be a bust.

He's not going to be a bust. He played decent the entire year, NO he did not play up to his hype, but he showed plenty enough to convince me that he will become a very good starting SG/SF in the league. He showed this season that his rebounding and passing does translate to the NBA, he just needs to figure out how to use his tools to become a better scorer, which will come in time.

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Evan Turner

Evan Turner is going to be a very good NBA player once he gets the opportunity to show it. I believe the next time an NBA season is played, ET will be the leading scorer on the Sixers. In the Sixers Game 4 win, Evan Turner was the leading scorer. I hope Doug Collins is on here to read this...

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