Pacers news: Indiana unlikely to trade Myles Turner in the Eastern Conference, if at all
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Pacers unlikely to trade Myles Turner in the Eastern Conference, if at all

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The Indiana Pacers are unlikely to trade center Myles Turner in the Eastern Conference, according to Sean Deveney of Heavy.

In fact, according to the report, the Pacers might not even have any interest in trading Turner, who could be on the radar of the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics can be a legitimate threat to win the East, the thinking goes, but will need a big, multi-faceted center who can match up both with Philadelphia’s interior behemoth Joel Embiid to do so and Milwaukee’s perimeter-oriented Brook Lopez.

Among the candidates: Indiana’s Myles Turner and San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge. But the Pacers would be unlikely, sources have told, to trade Turner in the Eastern Conference, if at all.

In six games this season for the Pacers, Turner is averaging 14.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. He’s shooting 49.2 percent from the field, 46.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Turner is making $17.5 million this season. He signed a four-year, $80 million extension with the Pacers in 2018.

Indiana is 8-6 on the season. At some point, the Pacers will get All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo back in the lineup.

The Pacers are certainly anxious to see Oladipo and Malcolm Brogdon play together. Brogdon has gotten off to a stellar start this season and is keeping the team afloat in the East until Oladipo comes back.