David "And One" West
Turner isn't Danny Granger and never was going to be that good. The real question is if he's any better than Granger this year. He's had a couple good games scoring 17 and 22. He's shooting 50% from three. All things considered so far, I would consider the trade a wash. Turner might start playing better once he gets more comfortable with his team mates, but I'm not holding my breath.
how did this turn into an Evan Turner thread
The team is struggling. So people don't freak out when Bynum comes in tonight and possibly looks average or worse. It's his first game back, and like I said... the team on the whole has not been playing well. I would expect no more than a pedestrian debut.
There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.
I'm not expecting much but we need something at this point to get us out of this funk
Turner has guts, and likes to take game winning shots. He's hit two this season alone. Vs Brooklyn and Boston. I would actually, in a tight game scenario like to see Evan on the floor with PG and George Hill. Evan's ability to get to the rim, will result in a score, or a kick out for Paul or Hill for 3.
As long as he can give some good minutes, I'll be okay with him. He does not need to score at all
I found it interesting reading this quote on this Andrew Bynum ESPN article:
That would make me believe that Bird had a little sit down with Frank about things recently. Hopefully that's a good thing."Andrew's going to play tonight," Pacers coach Frank Vogel told reporters after the team's shootaround. "It was really nothing that we saw with Andrew that made us decide. It was just a matter of meeting with [team president] Larry [Bird], seeing where our team is.
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Great news that.
I think his ability to score inside will be a great thing for our team. Should open up the rest of the court and give our (less than stellar ) offensive game a boost.
I just think the team mentally relaxed when they clinched the playoffs and had the excuse of the 4 games in 5 nights. Close game with the Ws and get blown out by Charlotte on the back-to-back. Houston wanted revenge. And Carlisle is a good coach for Dallas.
Next 5 games are winnable and hope we realize the opportunity before us to clinch home court for the Playoffs and just get back to playing fundamentally sound basketball - taking care of the ball, valuing each possession, feeding the big men, moving the ball, setting some good solid picks and crashing the boards. Guard the 3 like we were earlier and let things take care of themselves.
Would love to use some of Miami's offensive sets, particularly against them, with the high post offense with David West and weakside mutliple screens for Lance/PG and letting the pick roll to the block for easy position and having GH play off West with the 2 man game.
Definitely excited to see what Bynum adds to the 2nd unit.
Frank's job isn't dependent on how this season goes.
Larry Bird: Yeah, patience.