Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/15/13
Evan Turner was defiant after scoring a game-high 23 points in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 127-97 preseason loss to the undermanned Brooklyn Nets in front of an alleged crowd of 6315 fans Monday night at the desolate Wells Fargo Center a game first-year Sixers coach Brett Brown called a “reality check” for a team most NBA analysts expect to be the worst in the league. Brooklyn was playing without Paul Pierce Jason Terry Deron Williams and Andrei Kirilenko and Kevin Garnett played less than 15 minutes. “I don’t think we’re going down” Turner said when asked how he’ll cope with all the losing this season as the Sixers take a run at the top overall pick in next summer’s draft. “I never woke up and thought I was going to be unsuccessful in my life. Pretty much my teammates and I are going to go out and play every single game and play hard and take it from there. “There’s different type of successes in general personal and team-wise. We’ve got to keep getting better” he said. “But I’m not going to sit here and be a loser. … I’m not a loser. Period. Point blank. So I’m not going to sit there and dwell on it. Period.” Turner (6-7 205) has failed to live up to fans’ lofty expectations since the Sixers selected the 2009-10 NCAA player of the year out of Ohio State with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. The 24-year-old is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract that pays him approximately $6.7 million this season making him a possible trade candidate. He said his agent has not discussed a contract extension with the Sixers. “We haven’t spoke on it and there’s nothing really to talk on it. Right now what do you really say?” Turner said. “ … I’m not upset about anything. I’m not upset about it. I know what type of player I’m going to be. I know who I am and I know what I’ve done. Obviously we’ve got a different situation. We’ve switched GMs we’ve switched presidents things are going different ways but I’m not going to sit here and be upset.”
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