Evan Turner has heard plenty about the terrible twos. He isn't buying into the trend.

While the past three No. 2 overall selections in the NBA Draft hardly qualify as busts (well, at least two of the three), they also have represented a steep drop off from the players selected ahead of them. That includes Turner, the Philadelphia 76ers swingman, who is playing only a token role in this first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat, limited to 42 total minutes through the series' first three games.

Last June, Turner was selected out of Ohio State with the second overall selection, after John Wall went first to the Washington Wizards. Wall will be named first-team All-Rookie sometime over the next month. Turner most likely won't.

There has been a similar gulf between the previous sets of top two selections.

In 2009, Blake Griffin, your impending Rookie of the Year after his 2009-10 injury hiatus, went No. 1 overall to the Los Angeles Clippers, with Hasheem Thabeet No. 2 to the Memphis Grizzlies. Thabeet since was dealt to the Houston Rockets, languishing with the team's D-League affiliate.

And in 2008, Derrick Rose, your impending NBA Most Valuable Player, went No. 1 overall to the Chicago Bulls, with Michael Beasley No. 2 to the Heat. Beasley since has been dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently watching the playoffs from his couch.

While it is not an enduring trend, with 2007 No. 2 pick Kevin Durant outperforming injury plagued 2007 No. 1 pick Greg Oden, and 2006 No. 2 pick LaMarcus Aldridge outperforming 2006 No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani, Turner has found himself sorting out the No. 2 logic.