The Golden State Warriors are entering what could be a very interesting offseason. After missing the playoffs and winning the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery, the Warriors will look to make some moves. One of those moves could be acquiring big man Myles Turner from the Indiana Pacers.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will be back at full health next season. Thompson was still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered in the NBA Finals last season while Curry suffered a broken bone in his hand.
Bleacher Report has suggested that Turner could be an ideal fit for the Warriors via a trade. The Pacers are rumored to be open to moving Turner this offseason as well.
Turner would be a very intriguing fit alongside Curry and Thompson. He would bring the kind of elite rim protection that the Warriors could use and is also capable of stretching the floor. The ability to shoot is a must when playing with Golden State.
During the 2019-20 season with the Pacers, Turner never was able to find his groove starting alongside Domantas Sabonis full-time for the first time. His game also didn’t fit in with what head coach Nate McMillan wanted from the offense.
When everything was said and done, Turner averaged 12.1 points per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. He shot 45.7 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from the three-point line.
Matching salaries might be a bit tricky for the Warriors and Pacers. However, a package could be worked on and a third team could also be included.
At just 24 years old, Turner would be a very intriguing addition for the Warriors both now and long-term. They have been missing a true talent at the center position for quite some time. Steve Kerr would work wonders with Turner.
Expect to see the Warriors be very aggressive this offseason. They want to get back into NBA Finals contention and acquiring Myles Turner would help take them in that direction. The Pacers won’t trade Turner just to move him, but at the right price they would be more than willing to pull the trigger.