Evan Turner told Jason Wolf of USA Today that he began preparing for a trade this summer after the Sixers began the overhaul of their roster which was highlighted by the draft night trade that sent All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans. Turner said he "was ready for it [a trade]."
The second-overall pick in 2010 has not quite reached expectations during his first three seasons in Philadelphia. Don't get me wrong, he has been decent but a top-two pick brings along high expectations. Last season he averaged a career best 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game which makes him a solid player but certainly not an All-Star to build a team around.
Turner, who turns 25 at the end of the month, is looking to prove doubters wrong that have listed him as an under-performing No. 2 overall pick. It is still not out of the question for the 76ers to move Turner to a team who could use a solid role player.
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