Evan Turner to Lose Starting Gig?
The rook’s play has been less than impressive of late, and Doug Collins may bring him off the bench. From the Philly Inquirer: “Over the past four games, he has made only two of 14 shots from the field, and totaled seven points and eight rebounds. He has struggled mightily in the starting lineup since Andre Iguodala returned from an Achilles’ tendon injury and soon might find himself among the reserves. Asked yesterday whether he would consider removing the rookie from the starting lineup, Collins replied: ‘I would. I talked to Evan. I think, right now, he just wants to do so well. He puts so much pressure on himself. The last four games, in  minutes, he’s gotten eight rebounds. That’s the thing I was talking to him about. Even [Andres Nocioni] talked to him a little bit about going to Chicago his first year and he couldn’t shoot, and his focus was on how many rebounds he could get. I think Evan is trying to find his way with that [starting] group. Definitely, I will consider [removing him as a starter].’”