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Something to think about with Evan Turner....


I've watched Turner for a couple years now and there is no denying his all around great play.  However, I am starting to notice some red flags here as well.  Maybe I'm just nit picking, I don't know.  First off, Turner will play as a guard in the NBA.  A 2 guard and possibly even a little point.  Guards in the NBA as you know are ultra quick.  Last night, watching Turner try to guard Penn State's point guard, I got a sick feeling in my stomach.  Talor Battle lit him up for 24 points and 7 assists.  The assist total could have been way more if not for PSU's horrid shooters.  Battle is a quality PG and he was able to drive past Turner almost at will.  That is a major concern of mine with Turner, defensive footspeed.  I have BIG worries right now about him defending NBA guards.  I know he has long arms and is a great anticipator, but when it comes to straight up staying in front of your man and not getting beat off the dribble, I think he may struggle.  One of our big needs right now is perimeter defense.  I'm not sure Turner can give us that.  Am I dreaming here or does anyone else see this?  I will be watching his on-ball defense intently the rest of the season as the quality of opponent will surely go up as the big dance approaches.....

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