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12:33 PM ET 02.10 | With the recent addition of Nick Young to the Sixers' starting lineup due to the season-ending injury to Jason Richardson, Evan Turner has been forced to make some adjustments. So far, Turner has struggled making those adjustments, averaging 5.5 points and shooting just 25 percent from the field over the last four games. The No.2 pick in the 2010 draft put forth arguably his worst performance of the year in the Sixers' game on Friday, scoring just two points on 1-of-10 shooting in an ugly loss to the Pacers. Turner has not been too concerned with his poor play, but coach Doug Collins thinks the youngster sometimes gets too hard on himself. "Evan's just got to play; he's got to play," Collins said. "Evan gets too hard on himself. He's got to understand that there is not a perfect game, no perfect player." With Turner reportedly being put on the trading block, it will be interesting to see if he can remain his focus and turn things around.

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February 10, 2013  01:24 PM ET
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he is a glue guy-does a little bit of everything oksmart to move him before he expects a big payday to come

your right JGB....he is a very solid player...but hes not a 10M a year player...prob not even a an 8 or 9 million a year player....and i think his expectation is going to be like 10 a year....

I think he would fit the Cavs well at be able to play the 3 or even some 2 for them when Waiters shifts over to PG...but you are right in that- if he thinks that he should be paid big money- it would be better off moving him

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February 10, 2013  03:58 PM ET
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he's basically a shorter lamar odom (though not as talented offensively)You;'d love him off the bench for the right price

True statement but i dnt see waiters moving to the point guard positon.

February 10, 2013  08:08 PM ET
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he's basically a shorter lamar odom (though not as talented offensively)You;'d love him off the bench for the right price

I remember when Turner was in the draft. People were saying he was going to be like Brandon Roy, but not with the bad knees.

I guess it didn't happen.

 
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