What is even more confusing than his play has been Turner’s recent assessment of his role. He’s a smart basketball player, has high basketball IQ and he is only going to get better.’’ As the grumblings at home games become louder, and the questions after games become more frequent, Turner says he has become used to scrutiny, dating back to 2010, when he was the No. “This isn’t my first rodeo with this kind of stuff,’’ Turner said. The gun is going to be left in my lap whether I have something to do with it or not.’’ At the forefront of the criticism is his plus/minus rating, which is a league-worst minus-110. I’ve always been in situations where I’ve been a positive.
To hear the Blazers talk in July, Turner would be riding shotgun with Damian Lillard and CJ Mc Collum in directing this team. I think I’m helping rebounding, defending, and I think I’ve gotten better taking care of the ball.’’ Coach Terry Stotts has become defensive amid growing questions about Turner’s play. That's 35 points more than the next closest player, Phoenix’s Brandon Knight. I started out last year as having one of the best (plus/minus) in the league. “There’s more to make sense of and more to complain about, but what do you want to do?
Turner is averaging 6.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in just less than 24 minutes a game while shooting 38 percent from the field.
Hailed as a playmaker when the Blazers signed him, Turner has 24 assists and 20 turnovers.
This is the first time I can remember in my career that we had all the commitments signed by 8 a.m.
We wanted to recruit the best available student-athletes out there and we succeeded by recruiting a group of young men highly motivated to achieve both academically and athletically.
The 30-year-old beamed at photographers and appeared to be sending out the message that she was not at all bothered by news that her ex has moved on.