Originally posted on Philly Sports Live  |  Last updated 10/5/12

Last season Evan Turner could be noted as the teams best re-bounder; Doug Collins even suggested that Turner could have been the best defensive rebounding guard in the NBA, which was personified by the 7.5 rebounds per game Turner snatched during the playoffs.

But Turner’s strength is when he has the ball in his hands and with Bynum expected to receive so much attention from defenses on the low block, there likely will be more chances for Turner to get the ball.With Bynum and a bolstered front court and perimeter, Turner expects bigger things.

After being brought along slowly in his first two NBA seasons, Turner likely will be a starter for Collins this season. And after two inconsistent seasons at the start of his career, Turner won’t be looking over his shoulder anymore. He’s going to have the chance to sink or swim.

When Turner was pushed into the starting lineup he caught fire, pouring in 26 against the Celtics on 11-for-19 shooting on March 7 and followed that with 16 points and 12 rebounds against the Jazz on March 9.

So lets see, will Turner be the same man he was in college? I think its time for Evan Almighty to show Philadelphia why he was taken #2 by the Sixers!

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