There was a plan. The plan hasn't exactly worked out. Not yet. But there was a plan. This was the plan: Trade Andre Iguodala and others. Bring in Andrew Bynum. Turn the team over to the young core: Bynum, Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner. Let them grow. Let them excel. Let them win. Let them form a formidable trio. Let the rest of the Eastern Conference watch the transformation with envy. Bynum still isn't on the court. You probably noticed. Holiday is having an excellent season, an All-Star campaign. And then there is Turner. Going into Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards, Turner had scored at least 20 points in three straight outings. It was the first time in his career that he'd done that. Against Memphis, he had a season-high 27 points along with seven assists. He had been really good of late. That changed in the Sixers' 92-84 win over the Wizards (see game recap). Turner -- who scored six points on 27.2 percent shooting from the field -- looked lost for much of the evening. During one painful offensive possession in the first half, he dribbled for almost 24 seconds, got blocked, and then got called for a shot clock violation. You know those basketball training videos they show to kids? That sequence was the opposite. It is impossible to know what to make of Turner. He has been in the league for three years. He's as big a mystery now as he was when he was drafted -- perhaps bigger. If you pretend to know how Turner will play on any given night, you're kidding yourself. Because Turner doesn't know, either. After a recent game, Turner was in the Sixers' locker room talking about the season. He admitted that the squad has been inconsistent. That's a word you hear Doug Collins use a lot when he talks about his team. Collins uses it so much he ought to go to Sam's Club and buy it in bulk.
Evan Turner is still too inconsistent
CSN Philly | Jan 31