Can Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala Play Well Together?

Michael FoglianoAnalyst IOctober 15, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 24:  Evan Turner of Ohio State stands with NBA Commisioner David Stern after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers second overall at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2010 in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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A No. 2 overall pick and a really athletic small forward: Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala.

These two people I name you are players with similar approaches to the game.

When you hear those words, your first thought is, "Hey, these guys could have some potential."

This was my first thought too, but after thinking about it more, can they really play well together?

There's a chance that it just won't work out.

When fans defend this they say, "They are too much alike," however, I don't think that's the problem.

I think the problem is that they both need the ball in their hands to be productive. 

At Ohio State, Turner was named 2010 National Player of the Year averaging over 20 points per game, 9.2 rebounds and six assists.

He was the heart and soul of the Ohio State offense.

On to Iguodala, he has been the No. 1 guy in Philly ever since Allen Iverson left. Last season, Iggy put up solid numbers posting 17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game.

He's used to being the No. 1 guy, but if a No. 1 guy on a team is averaging just 17 points per game, then what can he do if someone else comes in and wants to be the No. 1?

Turner has huge potential and wants to make an immediate impact for the franchise. However, the team has been ran by Iguodala the past couple years.

They are both scorers and need the ball in their hands to be productive.

There's a chance that this duo could turn out to be almost selfish play.

If one has the ball, he's going to the net while the other sits and watches. There's definitely a possibility that one will do really good and the other will not.

They each want to score and have the ball at all times. So if they won't share are offense won't be productive.

The Sixers are attempting to enter the stage of rebuilding, and we have failed numerous times in the past.

Now they found Turner and they think he is the answer to are problems, however, there's a chance we may have missed the call once again.