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Stock Watch: Turner's injury a very bad break

Updated: December 8, 2009, 2:31 PM ET
By Chad Ford

We're now one month into the college basketball season, the Thanksgiving holiday tournaments are over and every player has roughly seven or eight games under his belt.

NBA GMs and scouts have been out in force over the past couple of weeks checking on the top draft prospects to see what's changed for good or bad since last season.

That means it's time for our first NBA Draft Stock Watch of the year. We covered the great play of John Wall, Derrick Favors and Ed Davis in last week's blog. Insider spoke with a number of NBA sources to find out who else is hot and who isn't among NBA scouts.

Evan Turner, G, Ohio State
STOCK: DOWN

Turner was the leading candidate for NPOY honors before tragedy struck this weekend. Turner lost his balance on a dunk and crashed to the floor, breaking two vertebrae in his back. He's expected to be out at least two months. Turner's loss is devastating for Ohio State. It also isn't good for his draft stock. We had Turner ranked as the No. 3 prospect on our Big Board going into the weekend. That's now changed. A number of NBA GMs and scouts are worried.

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