Evan Turner’s Confidence Booming After Massive Game 3 Win for 76ers

May 5th, 2012 by Daniel Abelson Leave a reply »
To say Evan Turner's career has been filled with ups and downs is a huge understatement.

After being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, he was deemed the player that would turn the franchise around and become the superstar it needed so badly. But Turner wasn't ready for that role, and he not only had to adjust to playing against the best athletes in the world, but also had to learn a new position under a new head coach, Doug Collins, who took over the summer Evan was drafted.

After a relatively disappointing rookie season in which he went in and out of the rotation, Turner took advantage of his minutes in the postseason, scoring 17 points in the team's only victory over the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.

Coming into this season, the fans once again expected the best from Turner, who averaged just 9.4 points per game, primarily coming off the bench. Through his first 143 professional games, he has started just 34 contests, a number far lower than many had hoped.

With expectations relatively low for the 76ers heading into their playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, the ...

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