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NBA Rumors: Myles Turner Wants To Stay In Indiana Despite Fierce Trade Rumors

Myles Turner

With Tyrese Haliburton leading the future for Indiana, the prognosis for young center Myles Turner remains one of the team's biggest mysteries this summer.

The 26-year-old has been involved in trade rumors for years now and recent reports have shown that Turner supports a change of scenery.

But in the newest update on the situation, HoopsHype's Michael Scotto explained that Turner actually prefers to stay with the franchise and wants to build something special with Haliburton.

Myles Turner, who’s been the subject of trade rumors yet again, would like to play with Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton, a league source told HoopsHype. Turner is intrigued by the chance to play with Haliburton, who would be the best passing point guard Turner’s had as a teammate. Turner would also have an opportunity for the larger role he’s wanted offensively with Domantas Sabonis now in Sacramento. Turner and Haliburton never got a chance to play together last season while Turner was out with a foot injury.

In other news, Pacers fan favorite Lance Stephenson would also like to re-sign with Indiana in free agency and Pacers free-agent guard Ricky Rubio is expected to receive interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, who want to bring back the veteran point guard if they can make the money work.

The Pacers haven't put up much of a fight in the East. After Paul George's exit, the team struggled to be competitive. But with Hali, there is some real hope for a better future. Between Tyrese, Myles, and other future assets, Indiana could be on the verge of finally making some ground.

It remains to be seen what moves the Pacers will make over the next few months, but Turner wants to stay for the long haul and that should count for something.