76ers, by selecting Ohio State's Turner over Kentucky's Cousins, are about to cup an eight ounce of devil's karma.
I know most of you are like, 'this dude is crazy.' But, respectively, contrast the tenures of Cousins and Turner during their college experiences. Sixers' fans are more accepting of not passing on this year's NCAA P.O.Y., the prospect who someone would considerably push upon their daughter's inquiry or play a game of chess with, and that's ever so understanding.
And I also understand that there's a possibility of Demarcus Cousins standing outside the Referees' locker-room next season for obvious reasons.
I get it.
But before 76ers GM Ed Stefanski endorse Turner's safe attitude, while shrugging off Cousins' conclusive 1.56 PPS, be cognizant of the bet you're bidding.
Cousins' PPS stacked higher than John Wall's heady 1.41 PPS. And it also embarrassed former overall pick Blake Griffin's 1.49 PPS, which was carried out during his freshman season at Oklahoma.
And you factor that in with mild distractions that occurred on camera throughout Kentucky's season, it shouldn't be a question who goes after Wall. Just weigh the hidden. How would his stats have looked at a school lacking the tag opposite to Kentucky, the NBA team?
Quite differently I would imagine.
Had he chose UAB as the college to attend instead, Cousins numbers would of surely earned him parallel reviews to that of Wall.
That Sixers' corollary should say Cousins, not Turner: