As the 11th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Pacers were optimistic that Myles Turner would be a permanent fix in the frontcourt for them.
Three and a half seasons later, and Myles has yet to quite live up to those expectations. And now, according to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, several NBA execs believe the Pacers will eventually look to trade Turner, who is making $17.5 million this season:
Several executives believe the Indiana Pacers (18-9) will eventually look to move Myles Turner, who isn’t generally considered a great fit long-term with Domantas Sabonis.
In 19 games for the Pacers this season, Turner is averaging 11.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.4 blocks with 42.4/32.5/ 70.0% shooting splits.
While Turner would be a starter for most NBA teams, his game leaves much to be desired. Mostly, it’s his post-game and offensive tendencies that have underwhelmed.
Still, at just 23-years-old, his raw talent and size is an attractive combination for a lot of teams out there, especially those who need a defensive kick. One has to think that any team would be willing to take him on for the right price.
Either way, expect the young center to be at the center of several trade rumors ahead of the deadline.