I don't think Lance is more athletic, and that is also what the numbers show from the combine. I will say as far as the 3 pt shot that maybe true, but their career 3 pt average is about the same with Turner like .002 higher. But both have a really good mid ranged game which they use effectively and both can get to the rim as well as draw defenders and find open outlet guys. I think both are above average defenders, and think the big difference between the two comes with age (2yrs).
Basically I think they are fairly comparable, but I don't think it is easy to say Lance's potential is way higher than Turners.
Why so SERIOUS
Why so SERIOUS
Gotta go with Lance. He already has a ton of experience pouring water on his teammates' heads during post-game interviews. I don't see how Evan can learn the system that quickly.
So let's create the "should Evan Turner's number be retired ?" thread
Is this a serious thread? Really...
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Visited Indianapolis from November 11-28th 2016, seeing eight Pacers games.
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All we need to be a contender is the guys on the current roster obviously. But I know it isn't likely to happen.
Last edited by brownjake43; 02-26-2014 at 10:21 AM.
Lance vs the Heat this season: 12.5, 7.5, 3.5, 2 TO, 1.5 FTA/gm
Turner vs the Heat this season: 18.5, 5.0, 3.5, 1.5 TO, 5 FTA/gm
Meanwhile D-Wade is averaging 24.5 on 54% against IND this year, but only put up 8 pts in his lone game against Turner and the Sixers this year.
Lebron and Wade may dislike Lance more due to his antics, but Turner has been more effective against them this year while playing on a much worse team. It's not about annoying them or getting under their skin.
Last edited by Ace E.Anderson; 02-26-2014 at 09:51 AM.
I'm a huge fan of this Turner trade. The guy is a very good player who should help us out a lot. But Lance has been the second best player on this team for most of the season and is a huge reason that we have the number 1 seed. It's nice to have some insurance on Lance in Turner, but I think we should back it up a bit before we say we want Turner over Lance.
Owl you are one of my favorite posters, and the topic is an important one. But it is just too soon.
If Turner goes 3-9 tomorrow people are going to want a do over on the trade. Let's wait to see him play some more.
My best guess is that it will come down to whether in the end Lance is worth an extra 3-4 million dollars per season. But that is just a guess right now
I can't believe this thread has already been started LOL