Found March 08, 2012 on Philly Sports World:
The Philadelphia 76ers selected Ohio State's Evan Turner with #2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. I was on the court when the Philadelphia 76ers selected Evan Turner with the 2nd pick of the NBA Draft in 2010. There was an excitement that night. A buzz. More than that though, there was a hope that maybe the 76ers could pull themselves out of the funk they had been in. Last year was an amazing turnaround whether you want to believe it or not. The Sixers went from being a complete joke to actually showing signs of life. They played excellent basketball down the stretch, but eventually succumbed to the far superior Miami Heat. After the debacle that the 2009-10 season was, being there was an amazing feat. Evan Turner, however, was thought by many to be a bit of a disappointment. No one could figure out where the smooth shooting point guard from Ohio State had gone. In his place was a young player who looked over matched, overwhelmed and unsure in the NBA. In the off season and d...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Philadelphia 76ers Crush Celtics, Extend Atlantic Division Lead to Two Games

PHILADELPHIA -- Evan Turner made certain his name will be inked into the starting lineup. Turner scored a career-best 26 points, helping the Philadelphia 76ers rout the Boston Celtics 103-71 on Wednesday night to maintain their lead in the Atlantic Division. Before tip-off, Turner denied a radio report that a mystery problem was causing his inconsistent play. Then Turner went out...

Evan Almighty Dominates the Jazz

Evan Turner helped the struggling Philadelphia 76ers earn what they hope was a key victory their last time out. They may need a similar performance from him if they want to end their struggles against the Utah Jazz. The Sixers’ new starting shooting guard looks to build on arguably the best performance of his career when his team, seeking its first back-to-back wins in nearly a...

Young out for 76ers, O'Neal out for Celtics

Center Jermaine O'Neal is out for Boston and forward Thaddeus Young won't play for the 76ers when the teams battle for first place in the Atlantic Division on Wednesday night. O'Neal has a sprained left wrist. Young has an upper respiratory tract infection. O'Neal is averaging 5.0 points and 5.4 rebounds. Young is third on the Sixers in scoring with 13.2 points...

76ers 103, Celtics 71

Evan Turner scored a career-best 26 points, helping the Philadelphia 76ers rout the Boston Celtics 103-71 Wednesday night to maintain their lead in the Atlantic Division. Before tip-off, Turner denied a radio report that a mystery problem was causing his inconsistent play. Then Turner went out and proved he's just fine. He shot 11 of 19 and grabbed nine rebounds. Six Sixers...

Philadelphia 76ers: The Evan Turner era officially begins

Evan Turner‘s time with the “Night Shift” in Philadelphia is coming to an end, and it’s about time. After spending the last two years helping fuel the Sixers’ second unit, nicknamed the “Night Shift” by coach Doug Collins, the former second-overall pick is moving into the starting lineup permanently. Collins said that Turner would be in the starting lineup for the rest...

Jazz-76ers Preview

Evan Turner helped the struggling Philadelphia 76ers earn what they hope was a key victory their last time out. They may need a similar performance from him if they want to end their struggles against the Utah Jazz. The Sixers' new starting shooting guard looks to build on arguably the best performance of his career when his team, seeking its first back-to-back wins in nearly...

Williams, Young lift 76ers past Jazz, 104-91

Lou Williams and Thaddeus Young scored 21 points each, lifting the Philadelphia 76ers past the Utah Jazz 104-91 on Friday night. Evan Turner had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Jrue Holiday also scored 16 point, and Andre Iguodala added 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Sixers, who followed Wednesday's 32-point victory over the Boston Celtics with another impressive...

76ers 104, Jazz 91

Lou Williams and Thaddeus Young scored 21 points each, lifting the Philadelphia 76ers past the Utah Jazz 104-91 on Friday night. Evan Turner had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Jrue Holiday also scored 16 point, and Andre Iguodala added 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Sixers, who followed Wednesday's 32-point victory over the Boston Celtics with another impressive...

How we see it goin' down: Celtics at 76ers

Tip: 7:00 PM    Court: Wells Fargo Center    Watch it: CSNNE     Hear it: WEEI                            Referees:  Ken Mauer, Bennie Adams and Brent Barnaky  Get your tickets here The Matchup Record: 20-17 (2nd Atlantic, 7th East) Record: 22-17 (1st Atlantic, 4th East) On road: 5-9 At home: 14-8 ...

Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo, C's Travel to Philadelphia for Pivotal Division Clash With 76ers

8 a.m.: The games begin to matter a little bit more now. The Celtics, who returned from the All-Star break refreshed, visit the 76ers on Wednesday in a game with major playoff-seeding implications. The two teams are tied in the loss column with 17 apiece. The Sixers are currently listed ahead of the Celtics in most standings due to a superior win percentage, but the Celtics actually...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 3/8

Herald   Celtics give, try to forget Kevin Garnett keeps adding to career marks Analysis: Evan Turner turns in a keeper in rout of Celtics Wizards makes Lakers’ big lead go poof! Bruised Knicks fall apart in loss to Spurs Globe  Retweets becoming digital version of autographs Celtics humiliated by the dazzling 76ers Doc Rivers expects Celtics to stand pat at deadline ...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.