Good and Bad News on Turner

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  1. Ripcity4life77

    Ripcity4life77 Active Member

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    Imagine he would never play for Portland again
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    I'd rather imagine he's healthy and some other team thinks he's an underutilized asset, and takes him off our hands.
     
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    Yea it could be bad thing for Turner if that 2nd unit takes off without him. But I don't think Stotts will bench Turner and if he did I would be surprised.
     
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    Next games is Cleveland. If we beat them handily without Turner that will tell us nothing but what does it tell us if it's close?

    After that is Boston, what if we don't play that well against them. Does that mean we need Turner then? Last night the Warriors lost to a Harden less Rockets. Are the Rockets better without Harden? Bottom line is, next two games won't really tell us anything but Turner has helped this team more than some of you want to give him credit for.
     
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    ET is not consistent but he has had some very games for us. Take away the small sample size for Hood and ET has the best assist to TO ratio on the team.
    Not saying he is a great facilitator, just that Curry is not either. One of them (Not both) need to play, but who is better at feeding Jake and now Kanter? How many lobs passes has Curry made to Jake compared to ET?

    Turner has struggled in February, but before that he played pretty well.
     
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    Yeah, he has done better than expected, I'll give Turner that. Does Stotts play him because thinks Turner makes the Blazers better or because the Blazers are paying $18 million a season?
     
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    Turnover has a solid turnaround jumper and and shortrange jumper and throws a good lob. He should never shoot anywhere close to the arc. Never. There is a market for him but it won't command a hefty salary.
     
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    I don't think Stotts cares what a player is making.
     
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    Man i really really hope you are right. Turner and harklesses minutes make me question that though (last couple games not withstanding)
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Hey guys, Enes Kanter might read this forum and not re-sign because of posts like this.
     
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    Julius -- i think Kanter has bigger issues then seeing a few fans not like Turner -- Like the fact the government from the country he is from wants him in a jail cell or more then likely dead.

    Maybe you were joking but if not then i stand by what i just said
     
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    This isn’t good news for Jake. And Turner is still one of Portlands most consistent defenders. I won’t miss his shot selection though.
     
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    The fact that Evan Turner plays tells us otherwise.
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Turner has been playing hurt for about a month or at least that is what i have read. He has been nursing a couple nagging injuries since December.

    One thing i distinctly remember is that Evan Turner was playing well the first month and there was a drastic drop off in his game this season. My personal feeling is if he is hurt? Shut him down. Play the guys and get him healthy and contributing again like he was the first 20 games.
     
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    Thanks for triggering my sense of fremschämen.
     
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    That's an opinion, not a fact.
     
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    Evan Turner plays. That's a fact.
     
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    Yes, that is a fact, but that isn't what you previously said. You stating why is an opinion though. It's really that simple.
     

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