CLEVELAND -- They say you should be able to get an accurate read on an NBA player after three seasons.
But three seasons after selecting Evan Turner with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers are still waiting.
Turner came out of Ohio State as a top-notch scorer who was considered capable of playing three positions -- small forward, shooting guard, and even point guard in a pinch.
Hes still proving capable of that. What Turner isnt proving is if he can excel at any spot. For the most part, hes been solid at all -- and thats it.
Nothing wrong with that. Unless, of course, youre drafted second overall.
Hes had his ups and downs, Sixers coach Doug Collins said when asked if Turner has been more consistent this season. Its an area where he still needs to grow.
Turner is 6-foot-7 and averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, and shooting 42 percent from the floor. The Sixers (28-43) have struggled mightily after the hyped trade for center Andrew Bynum.