The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics are both going to be teams to keep an eye on this offseason. While the Celtics are still playing in the Eastern Conference Finals, it is never too early to look ahead to the offseason. Myles Turner could be a name to watch for both teams.
Turner, who is currently the starting power forward for the Pacers, could be a very intriguing trade target for the Celtics. Boston has needed a better option in the middle of their defense for quite some time. A trade for Turner would net them an elite rim protector and a center capable of stretching the floor.
During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Pacers, Turner ended up averaging 12.1 points per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. He shot 45.7 percent from the floor and knocked down 34.4 percent of his three-point attempts.
At just 24 years old, there is a good chance the Pacers will look to move Turner. If that does end up being the case, the Celtics should see what it would take to acquire him.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at an intriguing trade option that would send Turner from the Pacers to the Celtics.