Pacers’ Myles Turner would draw major interest on trade block if made available

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The Indiana Pacers are entering what is expected to be an offseason of change. After firing head coach Nate McMillan, reports have now come out that Victor Oladipo wants to leave town. Myles Turner is also reportedly in the same boat and would like a trade out of Indiana.

If those reports are true, the Pacers will lose two if their starters this offseason via trade. Turner may receive a lot of criticism from fans in Indiana, but teams around the league would love to have him.

According to a report from Ross from Legion Hoops, the Pacers would receive a lot of interest from teams around the league in Turner. He mentioned that at least 10 teams would get in contact with the Pacers.

If the Pacers would consider trading Myles Turner, there are a “handful” of teams — “over 10” who would get in line as a trade partner, per league source.

Turner is the kind of big man that every team would love to have. He is an elite rim protector and can stretch the floor as well. That kind of center can be very difficult to find.

During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Pacers, Turner ended up averaging 12.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks. He shot 45.7 percent from the field overall and knocked down 34.4 percent of his three-point attempts.

Indiana will not be moving Turner just to make a move. They would need to receive a fair return and it sounds like they would get it. Turner has three years left on his contract after this season worth $17.5 million each year.

At just 24 years old, whoever acquires Turner would be getting a long-term option. He has a lot of room to grow and a fresh start with a new team could be exactly what he needs to unlock his full potential.

Expect to hear a lot of rumors surrounding Myles Turner this offseason. The Pacers seem open to moving him and it wouldn’t be shocking to see it happen.

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