"Bulls Series: Evan Turner" -- ChiXclusive
From Chicago, Illinois... wearing number 35... Evan Turner! This was a common theme recited during heated games, where him and former teammate Demetri McCamey battled Simeon's and now Chicago Bulls' guard, Derrick Rose. Since his name started becoming humorless on the scene, Evan Turner dribbled his basketball and perfected his skills, which has gotten him to this point, where his name is being floated around for potential lottery slots. His game defines balance. Evan Turner can play three positions and does it efficiently - PG, SG, and SF. He showed his attributes this summer at the USA Basketball Junior National Teams' Tryouts. There's no doubt in my mind that his skills will transfer into the NBA. His freshman year at Columbus was more of the introduction; second year was him showing the shooting production; third year was the 'Penny' production. Turner has play-making ability, assisting teammates almost 50 times, early on this year. That's 'peaches-n-cream', but I prefer his scoring ability, putting 148 points through the bucket, just before he got injured. I'm sure everyone saw the incident - no need to rewind - that got him sideline. Many believe his draft stock will fall, if anything, it should rise. Evan Turner's Chicago-rich body will bounce back, in prominent terms. After all, the Chicago kid endured about 4 different maladies growing up, pneumonia was one. If the cynics are right, then he should fall right into Bulls' lap. Can it be, 2 times out of 3 years, that Bulls land a great, hometown product? Only time will tell. It'll be a sight to see Evan Turner and Derrick Rose become one in the same back-court, in which, I'm sure, they've had many bitter showcases against each other - Youtube search: Simeon Turner. You heard this from me, Evan Turner has NBA All-Star upside. Every year he's been in Columbus, Turner has improved. Bulls fans, hold your fingers crossed, Evan Turner might be heading back to O'Hare Airport.
A Derrick Rose- Evan Turner combo would be nice but in order for Chicago to start winning, Noah must step up offensively.
If the Bulls got the 1st pick in the NBA draft- I would trade it to Memphis for all 3 of thier 1st round picks.
I would trade it and Deng, for Pacers' pick and Danny Granger!
The bulls real weakness is scoring down low and having a a real go to guy...I love turner, and a backcourt with him and Rose would be awesome, but he doesn't really solve either of those problems. However, the Bulls seem to be wanting to build around Rose/Deng/Noah so I could see them drafting Turner, if given the opportunity, and perhaps trying to move salmons for a scoring pf.
Im not seeing them pass through the first round of the playoffs, heck, even making the playoffs is an odd thing for Chicago
Plans for the future (Scenarios)
-If ever they will get 1st pick aka John Wall pick, I see them trading this pick for any teams ranging in the top 10 and veteran players. We all know Rose is the face of the franchise.
Note: Chicago has a lot of options for trades. I just dont see Minnesota grabbing Wall in exchange for all their first round picks. Probably Memphis could, since Conley aint showing signs of improvement.
-If ever get a top 5 pick, they'll be drafting a post player. The likes of Favors, Davis, Aldrich or Motiejunas. After drafting, I see them aiming for wing players, Joe Johnson, D-Wade, LBJ. If it happens they could grab LBJ. I see Luol Deng moving but if they get a SG from the FA pool, Deng stays.
-Top 10 pick, they will grab either Turner, George or Henry. These 3 players benefit playing along side Derrick Rose. Warren could be an option but we all know the Ben Gordon Experiment went wrong. After drafting, I see them chasing Big Men the likes of Amare Stoudemire or Chris Bosh.