Just because not many people expect the Philadelphia 76ers to excel this year doesn’t mean guard Evan Turner is okay with losing. Tuner didn’t mince words when he was asked about the low expectations for his team after the 76ers lost to the Brooklyn Nets 127-97 on Monday night:
Pretty much, my teammates and I are going to go out and play every single game and play hard and take it from there.
There’s different type of successes, in general, personal and team-wise. We’ve got to keep getting better. But I’m not going to sit here and be a loser. … I’m not a loser. Period. Point blank. So I’m not going to sit there and dwell on it. Period (USA Today Sports).
The 24-year-old Turner is in the final year of his rookie contract with the 76ers. Last season was the fist time in his short career that he started in every regular season game, and he put up per-game averages of 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.4 assists.
[Source: USA Today Sports]