Sixers' Evan Turner Fits In, but Falls Short of Plan

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Sixers' Evan Turner Fits In, but Falls Short of Plan
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THE LEVEL of frustration reached by 76ers fans for close to the past decade is immeasurable. The 2002-03 season produced 48 wins. But the next 9 years have produced just two winning seasons. During that time there has been the trade - and return - of Allen Iverson, a failed Chris Webber experiment, and seven head coaches. On May 18, 2010, the ping-pong balls were stirred in Secaucus, N.J., and the Sixers were awarded the second pick in the next month's draft. When John Wall from Kentucky was selected by Washington with the top pick, the Sixers quickly settled on Ohio State's do-everything Evan Turner, the consensus player of the year after producing 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and six assists a game as a junior...

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