Should Evan Turner be the #1 pick
Yes, he is better than John Wall, put it at that.
he is better than wall right now but wall's ceiling is much higher.
I think it really depends on the team picking him,
there is a slim chance that new orleans wins the draft
and they would definately not take wall
but mostly the team that wins the lottery should
I don't think that Evan Turner should be the number #1 pick. I think that teams should not draft to current need but to a player's potential. I do think that Turner is more NBA ready, but John Wall has more potential and I don't think that teams will be able to pass up on that much potential.
Wall is way better than Turner when he was a freshman. Give Wall two more years of college ball and he would put up better numbers than Turner did this year.
Wall could turn into Dwayne Wade. If he can develop a jumper, he will be scary
walls jumper is actually not bad, its better than roses when he was in college
How does this dude get 2 points for posting this nonsense?
Turner doesn't have Wall's ceiling. Turner is only very slightly better than Wall as it is, and Wall is pretty raw. That really should tell you how good Wall is and should become. I think Wall can be a D-Wade type of player in all honesty. And I will rarely give a guy a comparison to a superstar of that magnitude unless I know for sure he'll be good.
"Turner is only very slightly better than Wall as it is."
If we're going by what we seen in college, Turner is more than just slightly better than Wall right now. I think it's funny when people question Turner's upside, like he can't improve or get better. People said the same thing about Roy too.
Let's be honest here. John Wall has more upside than Evan Turner. I don't think he can't improve, but he doesn't have the ability to improve on as much as Wall does. And despite Wall being more unpolished, he already is very close to being a better player. That speaks to his upside and how good he already is. Not to Turner's inability to improve.
Wall has more "upside" and "potential" due to his speed/athleticism, but there's no guarantee that he'll max out. Turner could end up being the best player from this class. He has a near complete game and still has plenty of room to grow.
He has more potential because he also can improve the range on jump shot, which would make him unguardable. He also can get better in the half-court by changing speeds. He has the ability to be an elite defender at PG.
Turner will be good, but as I keep saying, his upside isn't like that of John Wall despite Wall only being a slightly worse current player, which makes me this Wall will be better. And its deeper than Wall being a better athlete. John Wall isn't nearly the player he can become skill-set wise either. Turner has a developed skill-set, but he can touch his skills up some. He's nowhere near the raw talent Wall is. And Wall is very likely to reach his potential too, you can tell he wants to be great.
How can you say those things about Wall, but not for Turner? What if he adds range to his jump shot? You now have a 6'7 point-forward who rebounds, passes, and can score on an elite level. What more can you ask for from a player? John Wall has great potential, but at worst Turner will be a smaller Lamar Odom or poor mans Roy.
The reason I didnt say those things for Turner is because only one of those things applied to Turner. As opposed to the 3 things I listed for Wall.
I think Turner will be good, but he doesn't have the raw abiliy of Wall.