Back in the 2017-18 season, the Indiana Pacers looked like an exciting young team. Led by Victor Oladipo, along with the twin towers of Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner, the Pacers pushed the Eastern Conference champions Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, all the way to 7-games.
Given the promise they had shown, the Pacers' future looked promising. But 4-year later, the Pacers are clearly headed on a different path. Not only is Oladipo now on the Miami Heat, Indiana even has traded Sabonis to the Sacramento Kings. Given that they have already traded their best player in Sabonis for a younger prospect like Tyrese Halliburton, the Pacers are in a rebuilding phase.
But there might be two players that the Pacers might still trade in order to acquire picks and completely reset their roster, Buddy Hield, and Myles Turner. While Hield was a recent acquisition in the Sabonis trade, Turner has been with the Pacers for a while now. Making his debut with the team back in 2015, the center has become a mainstay in the starting lineup for a while now.
Given the direction the team is heading, though, Turner is reportedly looking for a move away from the team. In a recent report by Bob Kravitz, Turner has no interest in staying with Indiana.
“It’s not me guessing here, Myles [Turner] has no interest in staying in Indianapolis.”
At 26-years old, the 6'11" center is entering his prime and might be looking to join a competitive team instead of staying in the rebuilding Pacers. While he might not be the most versatile big man out there, Turner is a great rim protector and might be of great help for a contending team.
But acquiring Turner might be a tricky task. Given that the center has decent trade value, teams might have to give at least 1 first-round pick along with a player in order to kick-start the trade. Which team do you think Myles Turner will join?