“It is a big year,” Turner said. “But I think it is just a big year for the Pacers in general. We are not going to catch anybody by surprise anymore. People know what we are capable of now.

“The way I look at it, I have to be that presence for us to take that next step and be that team out of the East. … I am going to do everything in my power to work hard and give the Pacers what they drafted.”