Ever since training camp started, Sixers coach Doug Collins has raved about Evan Turner's confidence.

Turner said there are plenty of reasons for that confidence, starting with the 15 sessions over the summer and into the fall he spent with Herb Magee, the basketball Hall of Famer, Philadelphia University head coach and noted shot doctor.

Magee got Turner to lower his left (nonshooting) hand on the ball.

"After a point, shooting is all about confidence, and he thinks he can make shots," Magee said. "All he needs is a chance to get into a rhythm, and it doesn't matter if he's starting or coming off the bench for that."