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No more excuses for Sixers' Turner

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07:18 AM ET 09.12 | With roster turnover and a nice run early this past season (Games Nos. 9-28), Evan Turner may be set for a much-improved season. That was a good 20-game stretch for Turner last season. He shot the ball extremely well, especially from three. He had worked hard last summer on making the corner three and it showed during those 20 games. He scored double figures in 19 of the 20 games and averaged 17.2 points. He averaged 6.4 rebounds in that stretch, as well. ... It is a big year for Turner not just because it is a contract year, but what were perceived as road blocks to his success in the early part of his NBA career are all gone. First it was Andre Iguodala. The second season it was Doug Collins for not starting him, and last year it was Jrue Holiday having the ball in his hands 90 percent of the time.

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September 12, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Story just keeps recycling for months already.

September 12, 2013  10:11 AM ET

You are what you are, bro. A mediocre player!

September 12, 2013  10:39 AM ET

Is It Your Team Now, Bro?

September 12, 2013  11:01 AM ET

This kid is a solid #3 option....but no more than that. Any time that needs him as a primary, is destined to be a second tier team with litle hope towards being relevent in the post-season.

September 12, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

.......Any ***time*** that needs him.......

Should've been "team".

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September 12, 2013  05:46 PM ET

Coming out of the draft. Scouts were saying that Turner was going to be almost like Brandon Roy, but with better knees.

Well, he has the better knees then Roy. But what else does Evan Turner have? Has Turner already peaked?

September 12, 2013  06:08 PM ET

That's the same thing they said last year! Teach him how to pump gas...

 
September 13, 2013  02:09 PM ET

Valid points one and all. So why are we talking about this?

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