Sep 27, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers small forward Evan Turner (12) speaks with reporters during media day at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Evan Turner thought Philadelphia 76ers would trade him, hoped it would be some place warm


The Philadelphia 76ers went through a roster overhaul this offseason, one that former second overall pick Evan Turner thought he’d be part of.

The former Ohio State product, who has struggled during his first few seasons in the NBA (at least, in terms of expectations) figured he was on the chopping block as the Sixers organization decided to revamp their roster. Turner suggested during the Sixers media day that he had all but resigned himself to the fact that he was gone, just hoping that wherever he was traded, it would be warm.

Per RealGM:

“[I] was ready, just hoping it was warm,” Turner said, smiling.

I guess LeBron isn’t the only NBA athlete to make weather demands now, eh?

In fairness to Turner, despite his less than stellar play, the one time Buckeye has improved every year and should he continue down that path, he would be a plenty serviceable player. Of course, that’s not what you’re looking for out of the second pick in a draft, but things could also be far worse.

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