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Is Jrue Holiday quietly having a breakout season?

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Is Jrue Holiday quietly having a breakout season?

He's had some solid scoring outputs and he's among the leaders in assist and steals...He was turning the ball over alot too but he's looking better each game IMO...thoughts???


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I don't think it's so quiet.

I don't think it's so quiet. I mean, he's putting up 19-9-4 on decent percentages. I personally think he would've been able to break out last yr if Collins didn't have his multiple initiator offense. Jrue has been the best ball-handler, playmaker and pure passer on that team for a couple years now, but he wasn't completely handed the keys to the offense. This yr he has and he's showing what he's capable of doing when the ball is in his hands.

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Not so quiet

Totally agree that this should have happened last year, and glad Turner isn't taking the ball out of Holiday's hands this year. His ppg is up to 19 from 13, and doubled is assist total- 4.8 to 5.1. Never a fan of Turner and thought they were crazy for not going with Derrick Favors. Holiday should be favorite for MIP, Asik will have something to say about that also.

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I really thought Evan turners

I really thought Evan turners numbers were going to explode this year

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Why?

Why?

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because iggy and low the 2

because iggy and low the 2 best wing scorers last year are gone. some may say lou is a pg but late in games he was the 2

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I think Turner needs to play Pg/Sf somewhere else

He's such a good rebounder and can create some offense for others, his jump shot is holding him back big time...If Turner was making the same progress as Holiday I'd be very exited about this team with or without Bynum long-term...

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With iggy traded it opened a

With iggy traded it opened a starting spot for him and more touches; we all know Evan can do a lot with the ball in his hands. I was thinking he would be putting up 17 5 5 by now

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I never though Evan's game

I never though Evan's game translated well to the NBA game because he's only good with the ball in his hands but isn't good enough to be ball-dominant in the NBA. Not only is his shot broke, but he's not a good athlete. He struggles to turn the corner and can't finish at the rim because he lacks explosiveness. He's gotta be among the league leaders in getting his shot blocked. So basically, on offense he's a slasher who struggles to finish. That's not a good combination.

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Plus Evan's at the SF

Plus Evan's at the SF position and he has no physical advantages there. On the offensive end, his lack of length and athleticism is glaring at that position.

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I really thought he'd be a

I really thought he'd be a lot more athletic that he actually is. Not saying I thought he'd be a world-class athlete or even an average athlete... but I never realize exactly how terrible he is athletically.

I still think he's a jumpshot and a couple more years of experience away from being an 18-8-5 guy though.

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That's whats worried me about

That's whats worried me about his game also, he has no standout trait athletically and his jumper is still broken; I alway thought in the back of my head he would be the next Brandon roy

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expected

i think this breakout was definitely expected by most and thus now that its happening ppl just arent that surprised. he is in the perfect situation to flourish. the fact that evan turner cannot shoot helps his numbers a lot and basically with bynum out as well he is their offense. what will be interesting is to see whether his production dips or continues as bynum comes back. you might think it may dip but maybe not by much, its not like they score a lot of points. so when bynum is healthy i dont think he will take away production from anyone but he will just add to what everyone is doing.

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Holiday is having a big break

Holiday is having a big break out season, putting up 19ppg, 5rpg, 8.6 assists is the sort of form you'd associate with a CP3, D-Will level player. Turner has increased his scoring slightly and his rebounding figures are way up, the pervious two games he had only played 23 and 25 minutes so that knocked his figures down a bit. Maybe moving Iggy has helped Holiday when everyone assumed it would help Turner more.

Personally I never thought of Turner as a go to scorer so Holiday has maybe had to assume this role since Brand was waived and with Bynum out. But overall Philly have got a nice young mix there.

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great

great

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what could the Sixers get for Turner BTW???

I'd like a Sg like Mayo, I'd even take another young guy like Klay Thompson ...I may be open to trading him for Aaron Affalo too...

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I don't think he's worth any

I don't think he's worth any one of those guys. The stigma and hype of Evan being the #2 pick has already worn off. I think what hurts Turner's value even more is that he's due ~7 mil next yr and then he'll be up for an extension. They'd probably have to trade for a similarly underperforming player. I honestly can't think of too many teams who need a player like Turner. Maybe the Kings? Marcus Thornton? I think the Kings need Thornton's shooting and don't need another player who needs the ball in his hands to be effective. There aren't too many halfway decent SGs that are expendable these days.

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Speaking of surprises this

Speaking of surprises this season, Kevin Durant has been tearing it up defensively this season. In the games I've watched of his, he's locking his man down and is turning into an excellent weak-side help defender. Metric stats also say that he's one of the best defenders in the league thus far.

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He was great defender last

He was great defender last year too. Advanced stats don't tell the whole story, but KD's synergy stats were better than Lebron's.

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John Madden voice: "Now

John Madden voice:

"Now here's a guy that I thought would never make it. Then BOOM! Break-out season."

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