Sixers sign Evan Turner


Turner has signed his first ever NBA contract.

The Philadelphia 76ers have locked up their second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Evan Turner. The terms of the deal were not released, but it’s expected to be a pretty nice deal considering that he was selected right behind John Wall.

Despite his struggles in Orlando at the NBA Summer League, Turner should turn out to be a great weapon for Philly for not only this season, but for years to come. His long frame and natural athleticism will cause mismatches all season long, and if he can work well with veterad forward, Andre Iguodala, then Philly may be in for a fun season.

At Ohio State University, Turner was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, as well as being the first Division One player to average at least 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists per game since Oscar Robertson did it in the late 50′s.

The Sixer Sense will be sure to update the site as soon as the terms of the deal are released. Stay tuned!

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