Evan Turner: The Philadelphia 76ers Must Start To Build The Franchise Around Him

January 6th, 2011 by Michael Fogliano Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia 76ers have started out the season 13-20, ranking just outside of the playoff picture at the ninth seed.

Recently, Sixers small forward, Andre Iguodala, suffered another injury to his Achilles that will keep him out for another few games.

Although this may seem like a bad thing for the franchise, it's actually beneficial. During Iguodala's absence, Evan Turner will be able to show us what he's got.

He has already shined numerous times when Iguodala is not playing. He has scored double digits six times when Iguodala is out. One of which he had a season best scoring 23 points and five rebounds.

Turner proved he can be a leader without the presence of Iguodala.

He has also gained the confidence to take more shots and has developed more chemistry with rising point guard Jrue Holiday.

It is vital for Turner to see a substantial amount of minutes this season in order to become more comfortable with the offense and his young teammates he will be playing with for years to come, especially right now that Iggy is out.

Furthermore, he will make the rookie mistakes now rather than later.

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