The Indiana Pacers are a team that a lot of people are watching closely ahead of the NBA trade deadline this year. At this point in time, many believe that they will move one of their two big men. Either Myles Turner or Domantas Sabonis could end up on a new roster in the next few weeks.
Speaking of Turner, the Pacers have been rumored to be open to trading him for the past couple of years. He is one of the best defensive big men in the NBA, but his offensive game has been extremely inconsistent. Turner has been playing well this season, but Indiana could still look to make a fairly sizable trade involving him.
According to a report from NBA insider Marc Stein, Turner is among the players most likely to be traded this year.
Indiana’s Myles Turner, Detroit’s Jerami Grant, Boston’s Dennis Schröder, Houston’s Eric Gordon, Orlando’s Terrence Ross, Sacramento’s Buddy Hield and Marvin Bagley III and Portland’s Robert Covington and Jusuf Nurkić — these are among the players widely considered to be the most likely to be traded between now and the Feb. 10 buzzer.
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Turner has put together a decent start to the 2021-22 NBA season for the Pacers. He has averaged 13.2 points per game to go along with 7.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. In addition to those averages, Turner has shot 52.1 percent from the floor overall and has knocked down 35.9 percent of his three-point attempts.
At 25 years old, there is no question that Turner could be acquired by another team for not just the present, but the future as well. He is the kind of impact player that contenders will seek out at the trade deadline.
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It will be interesting to see what the Pacers end up doing at the trade deadline. They have quite a few pieces that they could move. With the way they have struggled this season, it seems likely that Indiana will be more motivated to make a trade than they have been in years past.
Expect to continue hearing rumors surrounding Myles Turner and the Pacers. The next few weeks should be very interesting to keep an eye on NBA trade talks.