NBA Execs Reveal What Pacers Could Get In Myles Turner Trade

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Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner was one of the hottest names on the rumor mill leading up to the 2022 NBA trade deadline. It seemed like a matter of when, not if, he was going to be on the move as numerous teams were interested in acquiring the shot-blocking extraordinaire.

Alas, all the momentum toward a deal was stalled when it was revealed that Turner had injured his foot. Turner was dealing with a stress reaction and teams were hesitant to make a deal not knowing when he would return to the court.

Those teams were right to hold off, as Turner never made it back to the court. He last played on January 14th and earlier this week it was announced that he would miss the remainder of the season.

That is certainly a tough blow as Myles Turner was in the midst of arguably the best season in his career thus far. Indiana would have been selling at a high point, especially since he is still under contract for a reasonable $18 million for the 2022-23 season.

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There are likely teams around the league still interested in making a trade for Turner should the Indiana Pacers remain interested in trading him. However, it is fair to question what they could get back in a deal for a player that will end up missing 40 games this season. The price tag may actually surprise you.

During a recent episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Michael Scotto revealed what an NBA executive believes the Pacers could get for Turner in a trade package this offseason. If true, Indiana could very well still move Turner despite already parting ways with Domantas Sabonis.

“I spoke with four NBA executives who told me they believe Myles Turner can still get a protected first-round pick outside the lottery if he’s traded this offseason.”

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Ahead of the deadline, Indiana was looking for two first-round picks or a promising young player and one first-round pick as the centerpiece of a deal for Myles Turner.

Given his injury, the asking price has to come down, but to net a first-round pick, even with protections, for a player on an expiring deal coming off of an injury would still present solid value for the Pacers.

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The Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, and Dallas Mavericks were teams mentioned as teams that could try and trade for him. All three have needs at the center position that Myles Turner would be able to fill with his unique skill set as a rim-protecting, stretch-5.

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