Why Evan Turner Will Become an NBA Star During the 2012-13 Season

September 25th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Remember the 2010 NBA Draft? You know, the one whose rookie class Blake Griffin overshadowed when he came back from a knee injury to dominate the league's highlight reels with the Los Angeles Clippers?

The class of 2010 is looking to take The Association by storm in 2012-13.

John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Greg Monroe, Paul George and perhaps even Avery Bradley and Eric Bledsoe are all fixing to break out.

So is Evan Turner, who happened to be the second player taken in that draft, strange as it may seem in retrospect. To this point, the Philadelphia 76ers' wing has been a forgotten man due to his own failure to live up to lofty expectations.

To Turner's credit, his numbers improved noticeably during his sophomore season as he shifted into a steadier spot in the Sixers' starting lineup. And, in his defense, Turner was forced to play out of position at shooting guard while Andre Iguodala, a long-time franchise cornerstone with a skill set similar to Evan's, was entrenched at small forward.

With Iggy joining the Denver Nuggets as part of the Dwight Howard-Andrew Bynum blockbuster, the bulk of the minutes at the 3 are now ...

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