Coming of age
Evan Turner is finding his way in Philadelphia
TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD, Evan Turner had no business wearing that smile.
Late last season, the rookie wing who had been the No. 2 overall pick was putting up goose eggs as often as his double-figure efforts (three) over the 76ers' final 15 games. Yet sometimes he'd walk around after a shootaround with a knowing grin, uttering lines to coach Doug Collins like, "I'm your man next year." Collins' response? "I know you are."
Having worked with young players from Michael Jordan to Grant Hill to Allan Houston, Collins knew greatness when he saw it. He just didn't think Turner
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