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NBA Rumors: Milwaukee Bucks Reportedly Interested In Myles Turner

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Myles Turner is one of the league's best floor-spacing centers, who also doubles as an elite rim protector. He is currently a member of the Indiana Pacers and is averaging 12.9 PPG and 7.0 RPG while shooting 33.3% from beyond the arc, which is a solid mark for a center.

There have been a lot of teams that have been interested in trading for Myles Turner. The big man was at one point linked to teams such as the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers.

It seems as though the Milwaukee Bucks are intrigued about acquiring the defensive-minded center. Steve Bulpett of has recently revealed that the Milwaukee Bucks want Turner to "play the Brook Lopez role" which likely implies protecting the rim and spacing the floor for Giannis Antetokounmpo. However, it seems as though the Indiana Pacers may end up retaining Myles Turner to see how he fits next to new guard Tyrese Haliburton.

We’re told Jerami Grant for Myles Turner was rejected by Indiana, and that Milwaukee has interest in Turner to play the Brook Lopez role. But the Pacers may be sticking with Turner a while to see how he meshes with Halliburton. “Indiana’s been trying to move Turner for three years, but everyone kept asking for Sabonis,” said one GM.

There is no doubt that Myles Turner would be a great fit on the Milwaukee Bucks. He would fit with their defensive-minded squad, and can also shoot 3PT shots like most of the team. His floor spacing will be extremely valuable for Mike Budenholzer's system.

It remains to be seen if the Milwaukee Bucks will end up getting Myles Turner, and it is also unclear whether the Indiana Pacers will end up trading. The trade deadline is on the 10th of February, and if the Milwaukee Bucks want to make a move, they have to do it very soon.