Myles Turner agrees to new deal with Nike
Early on Tuesday morning, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner has agreed to a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 25, 2018
Turner, now 22 years of age, joins a long list of Nike-endorsed NBA players, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The full details of Turner’s deal with Nike have not been disclosed, though the news was later confirmed by IndyStar insider J. Michael.
Turner made 65 appearances with the Pacers during their 2017-18 regular season campaign, racking up averages of 12.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting from the field (35.7 percent from beyond the arc), 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.8 blocks in 28.2 minutes per outing.
According to IndyStar, Myles Turner has been working hard on his physique in the offseason. In fact, the former Texas Longhorn showed up to Pacers Media Day with “a new body,” and he didn’t mind showing it off.
Turner, who has worked hard to become a star since being drafted 11th overall in 2015, realized he could work harder. He reported Monday for training camp, which begins Tuesday, with a brand new body he didn’t mind showcasing by changing shirts whenever and wherever he felt like changing shirts.
The Pacers finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 48-34 overall record, which earned the team a No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Ultimately, though, Indiana was eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round after seven hard-fought games.