Despite averaging career highs in points (13.3 per game), rebounds (6.3 per game) and assists (4.3 per game) in 2012-13, Evan Turner shot a woeful 41.9 percent from the field, a new career low.
The former No. 2 overall pick has been a total enigma since arriving in Philadelphia, playing brilliantly in some stretches and horrifically in others. Last season was a perfect example.
With Jrue Holiday emerging as the Philadelphia 76ers' go-to scorer and ball-handler, Turner's role has become clouded.
Turner's at his best when he has the ball in his hands and can create off the dribble, but he hasn't been able to operate in that role much over his first three seasons.
An average defender with an inconsistent jumper, the Sixers would be wise to move Turner before his value dips any lower in year four.
And remember, the Sixers had an offer on the table (via Philly.com) from the Atlanta Hawks to trade Turner in a package that would have netted them Josh Smith back at the trade deadline.
With new general manager Sam Hinkie in the fold (via Yahoo! Sports), Turner may have a tough time fitting in. Under Hinkie and Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets attempted the fewest mid-range jumpers per game (per HoopData), as their analytical methodology emphasized shooting threes and layups in massive quantities. Conversely, the Sixers ranked No. 1 in mid-range jumpers attempted in 2012-13, according to HoopData.
Having fallen in love with the mid-range jumper, Turner's game is going to have to undergo a significant face-lift if he hopes to remain with the franchise long-term.