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Turner's days are probably limited.
Evan Turner might come in at No. 3 on Philadelphia's power rankings, but there's a good chance of him not ending the season on the Sixers.
To be honest, though, this might be for the best.
Turner set career highs in points, rebounds and assists per game last year, averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists. The issue is that he did all of this while only shooting 41.9 percent from the field and playing 35.3 minutes. His previous highs of 9.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists came while averaging 26.4 minutes per game and shooting 44.6 percent.
Turner's numbers just didn't improve much. Even with a drastic increase in minutes.
People (myself included) keep expecting something out of Turner that we've only seen in flashes. He hasn't ever been able to play at a consistent enough level to warrant these kinds of expectations.
Moving Turner to another team could benefit both parties. For Philadelphia, fans wouldn't have to always be let down by his performances. For Turner, his new team wouldn't think about how he was the No. 2 pick and that he hasn't done as well as some thought he would.
It might not be that glamorous, but it could be exactly what both sides need.
What's taking place right now just isn't working.