Would you like to hear nice things about Evan Turner? Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said plenty of them to the Boston Herald.

Speaking to the Herald's Steve Bulpett, Brown started by praising Turner's character. He said Turner loves basketball (a good thing, given his profession) and really wants to improve (a good thing, given that he needs to). And then Brown continued delivering a strong vote of confidence.

"At the end of the day, he has to find peace," the coach told Bulpett. "He’s got to find a place where he can play freely. Some of that is environment. Some of that is himself. But I feel like if he can do that, he’s too skilled . . . not to really succeed.

“I think that when he can find the freedom and some place of peace where he’s not burdened by expectation, he’s not burdened by how own personal torture where he beats himself up when he’s not playing at a standard that suits him, then that’s the place that’s ultimately going to get the most out of him.

“I think his growth is infinite,” Brown added. “I just have a soft spot for him. I feel like his better days are ahead of him. He’s young by all standards (25), and I think the Celtics are really lucky to have him. I’ve got sort of a soft spot for the whole situation, given that it is Boston, given that it’s somebody that I’ve taken a special interest in. If he can find the right environment, he has a chance to rebuild himself, and I know that it’s in him. I really think that he’s got something else to offer.”