Evan Turner May Not Be The Second Pick
Keith Pompey checks in from Chicago, and he says that Evan Turner is not the definite selection with the No. 2 pick and that the Sixers may move the pick: “Sixers president and general manager Ed Stefanski said using the second overall pick on Ohio State swingman Evan Turner in next month’s NBA draft is not a lock. If Kentucky point guard John Wall and Turner are off the board, the New Jersey Nets are expected to take Favors at No. 3. ‘We will review the whole draft like we’ve done all year long,’ Stefanski said. ‘We will watch film on a whole lot of people and we will come down with a conclusion.’
“One trade rumor that briefly circulated here involved the Sixers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves want Turner and would give the Sixers their No. 4 and No. 16 picks in exchange for the second pick.
“‘I won’t comment on our trade talks or to the teams that we are talking to or to do our business in the newspaper,’ Stefanski said of the [trade] rumor. ‘What I will tell the fans is that we will listen to anything. But obviously, that will have to be a strong deal to give up the second pick in the draft.’”