The Sixers' Evan Turner said Monday he has read parts of the new book Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey From the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench, by former Ohio State teammate Mark Titus -- a book that often depicts Turner in an unfavorable light -- but dismissed its contents as "fabrications" and exaggerations.

Turner nonetheless maintained that he is not the least bit upset by it.

"One thing about that book -- he forgot the part where I skin puppies for Cruella de Vil," he said with a laugh before the Sixers beat New Jersey to clinch a playoff berth.

Titus, a former walk-on guard for the Buckeyes, is the creator of the popular blog "Club Trillion." In his book, he wrote that Turner -- whom he dubbed "The Villain" when they were teammates -- was "weird" and "the epitome of a guy who couldn't take a joke" and that Turner "tried to fight (him) no less than three times and actually threw punches on one of those."