October 25 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Who knows how these things spread?
Maybe some of it is Twitter, some word of mouth, some the Internet, and some just plain old scouting and observation.
However it happened, by the time ESPN the Magazine released its NBA preview edition, the majority of its experts – three out of four – had determined that 76ers rookie guard Evan Turner would be this season’s “bust” pick.
In a city waiting for a U-turn from its professional basketball team, and believing the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NBA draft would provide that much-needed redirection, the assessment of Turner as a bust is about as easy to swallow as a basketball.
It can’t be true, can it? Wasn’t Turner supposed to be the draft’s most NBA-ready player?
The pick was a no-brainer. (Except, of course, in retrospect, where other players now look brighter and shinier.)
But Turner’s development is going to take a quality not necessarily flowing freely within the veins of Sixers fans: patience.”
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