Report: Pacers center Myles Turner switches agents, signs with Bill Duffy
According to Grant Afseth, Turner is leaving Brian Jungreis and signing with Bill Duffy:
Indiana Pacers C Myles Turner has officially switched representation. The 2018-19 NBA blocks leader has signed with agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management, according to a league source.
— Grant Afseth (@GrantAfseth) December 31, 2019
Myles Turner signed a four-year, $80 million extension with the Pacers in 2018, but he might not last in Indiana too much longer.
According to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, several NBA execs believe the Pacers will eventually look to trade Turner, who is making $17.5 million this season:
Several executives believe the Indiana Pacers (18-9) will eventually look to move Myles Turner, who isn’t generally considered a great fit long-term with Domantas Sabonis.
Turner has played in 25 games for the Pacers this season. He’s averaging 12.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.1 blocks while shooting 45.4 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free-throw line.
For a guy who is 6-foot-11, Turner doesn’t have a polished enough post game. He shoots a lot of jumpers, which is fine from time to time, but the Pacers need their starting center to dominate the paint.
The Pacers, who are still playing without All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo, are 21-12. They are in the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
It would make sense for Indiana to trade Turner to the Western Conference. We’ll see how Indiana approaches this.