NBA Rumors: Warriors And Pacers Have Discussed A Myles Turner Trade

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NBA Rumors- Warriors And Pacers Have Discussed A Myles Turner Trade

With NBA free agency right around the corner, we can expect a lot of player movement over the next two weeks.

On the trade front, though, we're already hearing some noise about conversations happening around the league. CJ McCollum, Collin Sexton, and Bradley Beal have been some of the biggest names rumored to be on the trade block.

Now, we can add Myles Turner to that list as well. According to The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor, the Warriors and Pacers have discussed a deal involving the 25-year-old big man.

(via NBC Sports)

The Warriors have been linked to a number of trade possibilities with their two lottery picks, and the organization has spoken with the Indiana Pacers about a deal, with Myles Turner's name being in those conversations, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Friday morning.

"They are having trade conversations, I have not seen reported that, I believe I had it in my story that they've had some conversations with the Pacers, the Pacers have been one of the more active teams, the name that I've heard involved in those conversations is Myles Turner," O'Connor said on "NBA Mismatch."

Turner has spent all six years of his career in Indiana. And while he may not be considered a star, he makes a big impact on the floor for the Pacers.

During the 2021 season, he averaged 12.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while simultaneously being one of the team's best interior defenders.

So, why is he so appealing to the Warriors? His size and rim protection would be a Godsend for the organization, seeing as how the center position has been one of their weak points since the decline of Andrew Bogut years ago.

The young stud is still under contract, so any team (including the Warriors) that wants him will have to give up assets.

It will be interesting to see where he lands.