Philadelphia 76ers guard and 2010 #2 overall pick Evan Turner is looking forward to a potential match-up against his hometown Chicago Bulls. After Turner scored a career high 29 points on the Milwaukee Bucks last night, I asked Turner about the potential first round playoff match-up with the Bulls.
“We probably match-up better with them, they’re by far the best team in the East, but our personnel, we match up better with them, so you never know,” he answered.
He also expressed similar sentiments in social media.
“We’re dodging the tougher team,” Turner Tweeted, obviously referring to the Miami Heat. “That’s what I think. I think we’ll be able to compete well against Chicago, and have an opportunity to win the series.”
Later he added:
“bulls fans: please stop tweeting me about the playoffs. I didn’t say anything negative. All I said is we match up better with them smh,” and “the heat are a tougher team for us to match up with us if you look at our record vs them the past 2 yrs.