Several NBA execs believe Pacers will eventually look to move Myles Turner
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 19 games for the Pacers this season. He’s averaging 11.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.4 blocks while shooting 42.4 percent from the field, 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.0 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.
Domantas Sabonis is a much more effective post-up player for the Pacers moving forward. He’s putting up 17.7 points and 13.5 rebounds this season and shooting 51.0 percent overall.
The Pacers, who are still playing without All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo, are 18-9. 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.