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Kevin McHale in Texas to help Pacers’ Myles Turner with post moves

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Hall of Famer Kevin McHale is helping Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner improve his post moves, Grant Afseth revealed on Turner’s official website.

According to the report, McHale traveled to the Athletic Performance Ranch in Texas to conduct workouts with Turner. The training is meant to help the 23-year-old center improve his inside scoring and ability to draw fouls inside the shaded area.

It appears that Turner and his camp are determined to make Turner become a well-rounded player by making him a serious threat down low after improving his outside shooting last season. McHale, one of the best post players in league history, focused on teaching the rip through move — an aggressive move to the basket after a reverse pivot.

“Just try to put him in positions that he can attack more and get fouled more,” McHale said. “Get into the paint more off the dribble, off the bounce. He is already a tremendous shooter in the pick-and-pop but in the playoffs, you need paint points.”

Turner is coming off another strong season with the Indiana Pacers. In 74 games inb 2018-19, the four-year veteran averaged 13.3 points 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 48.7 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from 3-point territory and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.