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2010 Version of the Classic Debate Potential vs. Proof: Paul George vs. Evan Turner

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2010 Version of the Classic Debate Potential vs. Proof: Paul George vs. Evan Turner

If you had say the #5 pick on down in the lottery, and these two players of the same postion were on the board right row, who would you take, Paul George of Fresno State or Evan Turner of Ohio State? History says the proven commodity is the better option most times, and Evan Turner is an absolute stud and a lock for the lotto. George it seems has been gaining fans through his highlighted feats of athleticism and seems gifted but has yet to prove he is worthy of a high selection on a legit stage. This question is more about the principle of potential/proven player as a draft strategy. What do yall think?


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Good post. I would take

Good post. I would take George. I see Kobe Bryant like ability from him. Evan Turner is solid but I dont see the "superstar" in his game.

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I would take Evan Turner

I would take Evan Turner because he is a very mature player (can step in right away and contribute), has good size (SG or SF), played in a rugged confrence (and produced), and I think he has less of a bust factor....

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Even though

Even though I would be more comfortable taking Turner knicks21, what you said makes sense to me. I think Turner will be somewhere between James Harden's ceiling and Brandon Roy. George? Who knows? He could be Isaiah Thomas great or Isaiah Rider terrible. It's completely up in the air to me. I guess who you pick is based on what type of person you are and what type of team you already have. For example if I had a team without an established superstar or star, I go for broke with George. If I'm looking for a "right fit" to go along with my young all-star(s) I go with the guy used to playing on a good team on a big stage- Evan Turner.

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I would go

with Turner for now. This would change if George puts up monster numbers in his conference. He should destroy the WAC.

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Great Post

This year will definitely determine who will come out on top of this battle, but I will say Paul George for now. Don't forget about Devin Ebanks either...

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The problem with this post
The problem with this post is that George still has a season to prove himself.
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he did title the post 2010

he did title the post
2010 Version of the Classic Debate Potential vs. Proof: Paul George vs. Evan Turner
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