The Evolution of Evan Turner
Don't look now, but Evan Turner is finally starting to live up to his draft pedigree.
After taking home National Player of the Year honors in his final season at Ohio State and being selected No. 2 overall by the Sixers in 2010, Turner was a real-life and fantasy disappointment through his first two seasons in the NBA.
Following Andre Igudola being traded to the Nuggets this past offseason, Turner was pegged as a breakout candidate this year, but he started off the season with only modest gains, averaging 11.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 treys through the Sixers' first 12 games.
Fortunately for his owners, something clicked in Turner after those first dozen games. In his past six games, Evans has averaged 20.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.3 treys. The slight drop in rebounds and assists has been trumped by gains in steals and three-pointers – two catego You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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