How do you see these three guys careers panning out? Each has amazing upside and which one do you want on your team?
I'm going with Paul George he has the most potential outta them and works so dam hard I can't see him not being great.
Personally i hate the fact turner is playing in philly right now. He does have alot to learn and to improve on however he wont reach his full potential if philly continues to play him as they do now. He has so much talent teams like jazz, raps, pistons would be great a fit for him. FREE EVAN
P.s havent seen hayward play much this season but everyone is talking about him well atleast everyone on TNT. Hows he looked this year? and does he have a tight handle?
His shot has been off, but he's been doing a great job at setting his teammates up. He's probably already established himself as the top passer on the Jazz. He has a good handle, plays solid defense and is super-unselfish. I'm hoping his percentages turn around like they did last season (he shot 49% from the floor and 47% from three).
I really like all three players as future all-stars. As mentioned above, George has the most potential. He's also been producing the most this season, but sleeping on Turner or Hayward would be a mistake.
I really like this question. I think right now Paul George is the best player of the 3.
Hayward has been slumping. He's not shooting the way he's capable and I think he struggles playing with a PG in Devin Harris that can't shoot or really distribute. having said all that, I would pick Hayward over George in the long run. I'm sure that goes against what most people think, but the reason is simple.
I believe Gordon Hayward will be an elite distributor at his position. When I watch him, I can't help but think of Ginobili. But to unleash thaose traits, he has to have at least two guys on the court who can spread the floor... and right now Raja Bell is the only guy on the team who can sometimes shoot the ball. i don't feel like that's something that George can do.
As for Turner, I haven't watched him enough to have an opinion.
Right now Evan Turner is the best of all 3 and might have the most overall potential pending on how you judge players. George has the most scoring potential and is the most athletic and the best shooter out of the 3. Turner is the smartest one tho and he already get's more rebounds and assists per game playing in like 11 less minutes then George.
I still feel like Turner has the most potential because his overall skill set of the best out of the 3. He nearly dropped a triple double in the Rising Stars game but nobody noticed over the dunking spectacle which was going on.
Hayward is going to become a rock solid wing in this league who has fringe all star potential and is sorta like a mix of Turner's all around game, and George's shooting and fluid athleticism. I like Hayward a lot but I hate how one year he looks like a shooter and the next he's streaky. He did it at Butler too.
Turner needs playing time to show what he can do. If he was getting consistant minutes he would flurish. As a cavs fan I think ET and Kyrie would be a great backcourt combination. Et is a future all-star
George will be an elite player very soon. If the Pacers got rid of Granger, Paul George would definately be the featured player in the offense and be a top 15 scorer in the league. George will be a perenial all-star
Hayward will be a good player but he needs a point guard that is willing to pass and some shooters. If the Jazz could acquire Kendall Marshall and John Jenkins in the draft that would be a championship contender within a few years because of their frontcourt depth. Hayward should make a few all-star games.
Without a doubt I love the way he plays the game. He plays without thinking about his Stats and really tries to do whatever it takes to win. He reads the defense and plays according to how the game flow goes. Hopefully he keeps progressing and Andre will make him better. Hawyard is more of a system player so will always have a nice role on a roster. George has the most star potential but I would take Turner out of the 3
Et has great upside and he is super smart. He can be in the Westbrook/Rose mold if you move him to the 1... tru story. his playmaking ability is on point and he has a great handle. but we want to use him at the 2 next to Jrue. He need more PT, but doug loves Iggy so idk if its gonna happen. I see him and Wall leaving after thei rookie contracts are up. Et love Ohio so maybe he might go to cleveland, and Wall to the Lakers or his home In Nc (Charlotte) is a lock i think..
But i think Paul has the most upside, he is looking like a future top 5 2guard...
I would take George, because I think he will develop into a stud no matter the situation. He is a high flyer who can also shoot. When you have those tools and you put them together then you become a dangerous player.
That being said. I think Evan Turner could be the best of the three if the right coach decides to help him. I see Turner as a Joe Johnson type player AKA Passing, rebounding, running an offense. I honestly think Turner has the potential to be a 20-22 ppg, 5 rpg, 5 apg kind of guy. He obviously needs to work on his jump shot, but he has the size to develop a low post game, like Johnson.
They all have the tools to be great, but I think Turner has the most upside. However, I think George will be the best of the three.
I love what Turner and Hayward bring to the table, but in this group George wins in my opinion and I will tell you why... Lock Down Defender! - While Turner and Hayward project to be above average defenders, I see George developing into a top 3 at the very least perimeter defender. His length, athleticism, defense, 3 point accuracy, and driving ability are all superior to Turner and Hayward. Bold Prediction: Trade Granger and Indy doesn't miss a beat!
I wish Doug Collins could read this thread.
George has the most upside, but I don't like his ball handling, passing or in between game.
I like Turner and Hayward a little more right now.
Turner is an All Star SG waiting to happen. If given 38 minutes per game this guy can put up 18PPG 5APG and 10 REBOUNDS PER GAME and that's for a SG averaging double digit rebounding.
Turner and Hayward play very similar games right now. Turner is a better rebounder and Hayward is a little better passer, but not too much seperates them. George is more of the physical freak but has a low basketball IQ. Having grew 2 more inches, George probably has the most upside.
my rankings of how i think their career will pan out:
1-evan turner-i think he can be a complete player and he competes harder on defense then the other two in my book. I dont think he will be an all-star becasue he just doesnt shoot well enough, but i dont think any of three will ever be all-starss.
2-paul george-unbelievalbe shooter. I mean his stroke looks like money every time it leaves his hand. That alone makes him a gauranteed solid nba contributor for a long time.
3-gordan hayward-hayward has proven himself a better athlete then i expected and really looks comfortable at the nba level keeping up with guys athleticly. But i really dont see anything about his game as being more then just really solid and for the jazz to improve i think they will bring in better wings and hayward will prove to be more of a backup.
Is anyone, I mean anyone else going to call out 19134 for overhyping Evan Turner in every single Philly related thread on this website? How does he have more potential than Paul George? Because unlike George, he can't actually start on his team? Because unlike George, he isn't very good? Because he almost had a triple double in the minor league all star game? C'mon.
Get over it. Cousins would be perfect for that team. Blown pick. Move on.
Yea 19134 Turner does not have more potential than Paul George.
I'm not going to say Turner is a bum, but everytime I see Philly play he absoloutely does nothing.
That's my point exactly. I'm not saying he can't start one day or be an okay role player. But this guy has no star potential. He's like older than Derrick Rose already, he isn't going to be anything special.
Funny how Turner said he was better than Rose in HS
And Rose said we will see who goes farther in basketball.