The Indiana Pacers recently were the talk of NBA trade rumors after a report from The Athletic was released—stating the Indiana Pacers would be open to undergoing a rebuild.
Since then, Pacers owner Herb Simon has since denied the team would ever look to tear down their roster to undergo a rebuild for as long as he is the owner of the franchise.
Regardless, the Pacers still face a situation where they have two centers that are each among the better ones in the NBA while Myles Turner has spent more time playing as a four out on the perimeter.
Much of the talk for the last few years has been about whether it makes sense for the Pacers to keep Turner and Sabonis together. Now, with Turner’s contract set to expire after next season, there’s been more discussion about Turner’s long-term outlook.
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Turner has some options and will have no shortage of interested suitors when his contract is up. It’s not easy to find an elite defensive anchor with legitimate stretch-five impact with all of the versatility that goes along with it.
Will the Pacers let his deal expire and risk letting him walk if no extension is signed? Would Turner sign an extension with a team where he’s got positional overlap? Will they proactively look for a suitor if no deal gets signed? There’s a lot to unpack.
Let’s take a look at an NBA trade scenario involving Myles Turner that would send him from the Indiana Pacers to the Milwaukee Bucks.