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The Great Debate.. What Position Will Evan Turner Play When He Goes To The NBA?

He's 6'7 and plays point guard in college. What position do you guys think he'll play in the NBA?
Despite the fact that he rebounds like a SF, I think his primary position in the NBA will be a SG. He's basically a Brandon Roy clone without a jumpshot. He can score, rebound and run plays for his teammates. I think SG will be the position he'll play in the NBA that he'll be most effective with.


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The Great Debate.. What

The Great Debate.. What Position Will Evan Turner Play When He Goes To The NBA?

That's what she said.

Seriously though, I think he will play Shooting guard because his passing abilities are more valuable than his rebounding abilities. Look at how much better he makes Diebler and Buford. They get so many open shots they would not otherwise get.

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Mainly SG/SF, possibly run

Mainly SG/SF, possibly run some point due to a lack of depth or just wanting to go with a big lineup.

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I make a joke and I lose a

I make a joke and I lose a point. C'mon Man.

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Depends where he gets

Depends where he gets drafted, if he has a Pg on the team he'll play the off guard and the 3 but if he ends up in detroit, washington indiana, he be classified as a sg but he'll have the ball in his hands most of the time. If a teams smart theyd put the ball in his hands becuz thats where hes effective. T- mac in prime, VC, LEbron, Roy play other postions but they make there team better with the ball in their hands just like Turner will turn out

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its actuallynot a debate.

its actuallynot a debate. fromever site ive read scouts see him as a sg/sf. not one says hes gonna come in and play point. i can understand why because his handles arent great but good enough to play some point in college and he turns the ball over awholelot most of which from bad passes

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Are you serious? Turner's handle is amazing. That's why he can get to anywhere on the court and effectively run the point guard position.

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He'll be a primary SG in the

He'll be a primary SG in the NBA, but he'll see spot minutes at the PG and SF positions too. His handle is good, but it's not great or outstanding. I think his handle is about as good as Andre Iguodala's, which is certainly above average.

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I think turners is jus as good and that spin move he has is lethal

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Position

I think he's gonna play the "I'm goin to light your ass up guard".....its a new position I just made up about 4 minutes ago....

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i doubt it matters

i doubt it matters regardless of what position they have him listed at he is probably going to assume the role of whatever he is needed if it is shooting guard or point guard or whatever. Think about it Lebron play small forward and sometimes power forward but he runs that offense for Cavs most of the time.

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No debate at all

He's clearly going to play SG in the league and will bring the ball up at times just like Roy.

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yeah that's what the "I'm about to tear it up" Guard does lol....

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I like the "I'm goin to

I like the "I'm goin to light your ass up guard" by Midwestbballscout...props.

In all seriousness, why is this a debate? Is D Wade listed as a PG? Is B Roy listed as a PG? Is Lebron listed as a PG? is Joe Johnson listed as a PG? I think all those answers would be a no...but they all essentially play a PG role for their squads...they run the sets offensively, set up their teammates, make most of the decisions. That would in my mind be in the job description of a PG...Turner will do those exact same things. Why does it matter what he is listed as...sure he'll be listed as a SG/SF...but for most teams that will be in positon to draft him...he will run their offenses and basically be the PG in a 6'7 body. There really is no debate. He probabbly will guard opposing wings while a smaller combo guard is paired with him...like how Roy and Bayless, Wade and Chalmers operate.

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LYAU Guard

Wade, Johnson, Roy.....all good examples of I'm Gonna Light Your Ass Up Guards.....

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OFFENSE @quncey "its

OFFENSE

@quncey
"its actually not a debate. fromever site ive read scouts see him as a sg/sf. not one says hes gonna come in and play point. i can understand why because his handles arent great but good enough to play some point in college and he turns the ball over awholelot most of which from bad passes"

Evan Turner is the most interesting guy in the whole draft, because a lot of guys feel that way about him and really like him. And then there are a lot of guys who absolutely don't like him. I'm wrestling with it. The reason you wouldn't like him is because he can't play without the ball -- he's a turnover guy...

The other two scouts fully endorse Turner as a top pick. "He's a point guard in our league, or a point-forward. He has the ball in his hands for Ohio State 90 percent of the time. He's strong, he can really, really pass, he's a great rebounder and he's tough. He's not a great shooter, but he can score 20 a night on tip-ins and mid-range jump shots. Why shoot threes if no one is able to stop him from 15 feet and in? If he works at it -- and everything I'm told is that he has a great work ethic -- he can learn to make enough threes and become a great player. He's a monster."

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/ian_thomsen/01/22/countdow...

So it actually is a debate

DEFENSE:

point forward: a point guard who DEFENDS small forwards
combo guard: a point guard who DEFENDS shooting guards

Lebron and Roy are point guards on Offense, on defense Lebron rarely defends point guards bcuz they play a small lineup a lot.

If they played a bigger lineup with Lebron passing Lebron could lead the league in assists.

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No kidding. Cavs coach Mike Brown didn't bat an eye when he learned Gibson would be late to the Miami game after taking his fiancee, R&B star Keyshia Cole, to the hospital with what turned out to be false labor. That left the Cavs without a point guard for the start of Thursday's game. But James filled in admirably, as did Anthony Parker.

Oddly enough, since losing Williams with a sprained left shoulder and West with a fractured left ring finger in back-to-back games against Toronto and the Lakers, respectively, the Cavs are 7-0 and are scoring 102.3 points per game, a tad above their 101.1 season average. James has led the team in assists each of those games and is averaging about 10 a game, more than Williams (5.1) and West (2.9) combined.

Lebron on playing point guard
"I make a sacrifice on my shot attempts for us to get easy baskets, for us to push the ball and get into our sets," he said. "I just play the right way. I was always taught to play that way as a kid and I've always been that way. I'm trying to will wins

"I'm kind of surprised at our scoring with those guys out," James admitted. "I haven't played this much point guard since my first or second year in the league when I had to really dominate the ball for us to be sucessful. So it isn't something I'm used to, but it is something I can do."

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While detractors claim he sometimes dominates the ball too much as the rest of the Cavaliers stand around and watch, James really would rather not have to handle the ball a lot. But, since Mo Williams and Delonte West are out with injuries and Daniel Gibson missed the first half of Thursday's victory over Miami to attend to his pregnant fiancee, James had no choice but to play the point and run the offense.

"It's not something I always want to do because running the point guard is like playing quarterback," he said after Thursday's win. "I decided not to play quarterback in high school. I'd rather play wide receiver and get out in the open."

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In summary Lebron can defend point guards, and Turner CAN NOT play off the ball and DOMINATE at the same time

(in my and scouts opinions).

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Turner is an all around shooting guard

He will be a shooting guard who can play with an ordinary point guard or an undersized scoring guard a la Iverson or Bayless. He can also play at the forward spot thanks to his length and athleticism. There's no use playing him at the point guard spot cos it's better to be a very good passer at the sg spot than an average one at the pg spot, plus he will have difficulties with pgs guarding him (9 tos vs Georgia Tech)

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his handles isnt amazing.

his handles isnt amazing. its adaquate. and thats just from watching and not reading scouting reports on him. he has good enough handles to play spot point

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LYAU Guard

they play off the ball until its time to drop.....when its time to bring home the bacon the ball goes in their hands....that's what Turner will be....

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he's best position is SG

he can be a good PG and SF but he is like brandon roy for me so i think he will be better at SG

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