Last season, Evan Turner was 11 of 49 (22 percent) from three-point range.

Heading into this season, the thought was Turner should shoot from inside the yard and leave the long-distance dialing to his teammates.

In the closing seconds of Tuesday's first quarter against the Mavericks, Turner pulled up for a corner three-pointer. He drained it for his second made three on the night and his 10th of the season. And contrary to a year ago he is shooting 43.5 percent from behind the arc.

"I have been taking it and Jrue (Holiday) has said take the corner three because I think you would be a great corner three-point shooter," said Turner, who is shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc this season. "So you ride the wave with that stuff, and I mean I have all day to shoot the ball. I take my time. I line it up, make sure the air is right and all is good."

All is good right now for the third-year player. Turner is averaging 13.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He is one of four players in the NBA to average at least those numbers in each category with Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Joakim Noah being the other three.

It may have taken longer than some wanted for Turner to find his comfort zone, but his personality is such that time is the only way he knows how to deal with change.