No need to be defensive, just trying to make constructive additions to adjust expectations for Turner.
atlantabbq99 wrote: Rasheed did not have post moves or turnaround at age 18.
He was MUCH more fluid than Turner, and it's not close. Rasheed was a great great prospect, somewhere between Okafor and Mudiay right now. Elite size and skills--he actually underachieved quite a bit relative to potential. I like Turner as a prospect but it doesn't capture him at all to quote his and Sheed's stats side by side. They're simply not the same type or caliber of prospect.
atlantabbq99 wrote:prime Gortat in PHX before his injuries averged 15ppg, so i don't know what you are talking about 12???
Sure, Gortat once averaged 15 pts per game playing with Nash in one of the most stat-inflating teams of all time. The rest of his career as a starter, he's averaged between 11-13 pts per game with 1.4 blocks. This year he's at 12.2 ppg in 30 minutes per game. That matters because centers who average 15+ ppg are fairly rare: there was only like 6 this year, and they were all-star caliber guys. 12/8, on the other hand, is pretty mediocre production for a starting 5, about what Jordan Hill gives you. Saying that you fully expect Turner to be a 15/8 guy means you're pretty sure he'll be int he conversation for an all-star game or two; that's a much different expectation than 'he'll likely be as good as Jordan Hill.'