No they didn't. Meeks had 19 games under his belt in Philly when they drafted Turner, and Meeks proceeded to start all but 10 games for the Sixers that year...and the ten games he didn't start were at the very beginning of the season. Meanwhile, Turner was coming off the bench after a few starts.
They drafted Turner to replace Meeks
Philly drafted Evan Turner so they could have a playmaker coming off the bench, since their backup PG (Louis Williams) was a scorer. They started playing Turner behind Iguodala a few games, and many suspected that Turner was actually Iggy's eventual replacement, and now you can probably say that was the idea.
Green cannot play in this offense, nor could he play in the "four out, one in" from last year.
I hope the lakers keep CDR... they made a HUGE mistake not signing Green last season
Plus, nearly 70% of Green's scoring (from last year) was assisted, and 90% of his baskets were on jumpshots. People think Green would have been the guy slashing to the rim and such, but that's not the case...he was spoon-fed by Deron Williams. Four of Green's last five games (all missed by D-Will) were pretty bad (three were bad, one was just average for a bench player), and there's a reason for that.
How is he bad from three? He has shot 36% or better from downtown in the last three seasons, a 37% career average, and in his best season, he shot five threes per game at 40% (two seasons ago).
Meeks has no good traits...
He is a 3 point shooter, that is bad from 3 point range...