Conflicted is stressful and overrated. Why does dreaming about what might be always sexier than what is? Even when what is is looking real good?
Here's the championship contender formula IMO. You need a Super, a complimentary Super, and role player Super. And you have to play team defense. Its real early, but I think we may have our Super in MCW, which is obviously the most difficult to acquire. Still a lot of growing, but the Supers in this league don't emerge after 3 or 4 years. They just reach out and grab your attention early with numbers, yes, but moreso moments like when Mcw rose up and drained that 3 over Irving. Supers don't feel the stress mortals do in the clutch. MCW has the potential to be special in every phase of the game. Kind of like Lebron, but more like a sports car than a freight train. And what I like early is, that MCW wants to take big shots. It's gonna take a few years to get to championship caliber Super, but the point is it looks like we may have the hardest piece to acquire.
I realize we've all seen the dark side of Evan, Thad and Spence. But they were not being led well. I think most of us are jaded because we've seen them too many times without makeup at unflattering angles. But I gotta say, they've been sexy as all get out so far this year with a fresh, smart approach. All are capable of scoring 20+ on a regular basis with the right distributor, and stuffing Stat sheet in other categories as well. And they're all a few years before prime. At what point does the reality we see before us with any/all of these three trump 1. The potential of getting the ping pong balls to bounce our way, and 2. Whether or not the guy we get lives up to potential. You don't need 5 jordans or lebrons. You need stars that play well together and know their roles.
This post is focused on Evan. I believe his ceiling is a Complimentary Super, and so far this year, he's shown it. He's showing the tenacity and confidence that made him the player of the year at Ohio st. I think he could be in the mold of Pippen, Wade, Parker/Ginobli, Rip Hamilton in the roles they played for their Championship teams. Now I'm assuming if you believe this is true, this is someone you would want to keep, yes? I know a lot of you dont share that opinion of ET's ceiling. So if you don't, I'd like to know, what does Evan Turner have to do/show by the trade deadline that he's worthy of re-signing?