As he prepares to enter his 5th season, 23-year-old big man Myles Turner’s future with the Pacers has been shrouded in a bit of doubt recently, with reports indicating the team may be open to moving him for the right price.
According to a report from SNY, Indiana received inquiries about a potential deal for the young star before and after the draft. While giving off the impression that it would take a lot, Turner was certainly not treated as untradeable by the Pacers.
Teams inquired with Indiana about Myles Turner both before and after the NBA Draft, sources confirmed. It’s unclear if their talks with the Pacers about Turner gained any significant traction. But multiple teams that had conversations with the Pacers about Turner came away with the impression that it would take an incredibly significant offer to land him, per SNY sources.
The team’s high price tag for Turner is understandable. He led the NBA in blocked shots last season and shot 38.8 percent from beyond the arc, establishing himself as one of the top young big men in the league.
With an additional year of growth and development, he could be due for a true breakout season. It will all depend on the Pacers’ performance.
If they find themselves reeling by late winter (or he takes a step back), they could re-visit their asking price on their prized youngster. For now, however, they will continue to trust the process, and that includes Turner.