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Report: Teams inquired with Pacers about Myles Turner trade before and after 2019 NBA Draft

Myles Turner, Pacers

Multiple teams inquired with the Indiana Pacers about a Myles Turner trade before and after the 2019 NBA Draft, according to Ian Begley of SNY.

The Pacers signed Turner to a four-year, $80 million extension last summer. It’s unclear if trade talks centered on Turner gained any significant traction:

Teams inquired with Indiana about Myles Turner both before and after the NBA Draft, sources confirmed. It’s unclear if their talks with the Pacers about Turner gained any significant traction. But multiple teams that had conversations with the Pacers about Turner came away with the impression that it would take an incredibly significant offer to land him, per SNY sources.

This past season, Turner averaged 13.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.7 blocks for the Pacers, who won 48 games in the regular season and got swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. Turner shot 48.7 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Pacers All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo is expected to be out until January or February, which means Turner is going to have to take his offensive game to the next level for Indiana to stay afloat sans Oladipo. The Pacers did acquire Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb this summer, so Turner will have help on offense.