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Old 05-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Having shooting guard like Burks with the ability to dribble and create his own shot would be great for the Raps. His only knock is his jump shot. Turner had a tough rookie year because he had no J, and Collins gave Meeks alot of minutes. One scout said that Burks had trouble with players with "elite athlecism" He'll be facing those players every game in the NBA. Also, one executive questioned Burk's workout dedication. After two years in college, he has the same body in year one. However, the biggest red flag I read is his defensive effort:

"He has to stop ignoring the defensive end of the floor. "There's no pride in doing it yet," says a Northwest Division executive.

"He has no interest," the first Northwest scout said of Burks. "He won't go under, through, or behind (screens)...Something tells me (the work ethic) is not off the charts because he hasn't worked on his body at all. But the holes in his game are fixable."
Yeah Turner needs to work on his range also. Seems like that is both of their problems. Turner mid range jumper was not that bad in college but his 3 point shot in college(which is shorter then college) was not. So he really needed to expand more.

Turner also had to learn how to play without the ball in his hands which he is still learning. At Ohio State he had the ball in his hands every play down the court. Now with Philly he is playing almost every play with the ball NOT in his hands.
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