Philly’s Franchise Player Is Held Back: Why Evan Turner Needs More Playing Time

January 4th, 2011 by Darko Mihajlovski Leave a reply »
When the Philadelphia 76ers took the No. 2 selection in the 2010 draft, they got in the right directions to start successfully the rebuilding process on the way. They had a ton of good players to choose from, but they got the NCAA Player Of The Year Evan Turner.

That was a good decision, considering that he won that award as a recognition of his play during college and leading the Ohio State, who seem to produce ready prospect. He averaged 20.6 points, 9.2 boards, 6.0 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.9 blocks on a 50.2 percentage from field.

Now that's a whole lot of versatility in there and a guy who has a bright future ahead of him for sure, who has all the tools to be the next great player. During the Summer league, he didn't play so well, but then there was the debut for Turner as a rookie against the Heat.

He squared off well against the superstar and experienced Dwyane Wade. He chipped in 16 points to go with seven boards and dished off four assists in the process. He also showed a lot of promise when he did a good crossover on Wade.

That was an excellent debut, but he is not receiving clear minutes as the other great rookies are such ...

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