2010 NBA Draft: Is Evan Turner’s Draft Stock Slipping?

June 2nd, 2010 by Drew Gatewood Leave a reply »

Evan Turner’s draft stock appears to be slipping in light of the recent developments in Philadelphia. The 76er’s appear to be more impressed with Derrick Favors and DeMarcus Cousins, and will probably select one of the big men in the first round of the NBA Draft.

Many of the experts feel Favors will be the second pick in the draft behind John Wall. If this scenario plays out, that means Turner will slide to New Jersey at three. The Nets are also in the market for a big man, but with several free agents available, most notably Carlos Boozer and Amare Stoudemire, Turner will be a steal here.

Turner has the ability to play the one, two or three in the NBA, giving any team some options when they draft him. He averaged 20.1 points 9.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per contest last season with Ohio State. His 6’7’’ 214 pound frame would make an ideal guard, but he needs to bulk up some for the small forward.

Wesley Johnson is another player that may leap frog turner if the Nets decide to pass on
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