With Malcolm Brogdon, Myles Turner is one of the most likely players to trade on draft night. The Indiana Pacers are engaged in serious transfer discussions around their pivot and his departure seems imminent. The Hornets, the Raptors and the Wolves would be in particular on the file, according to Jake Fischer of the Bleacher Report.
The 26-year-old interior comes out of a season with 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks on average. He unfortunately missed the majority of it due to a broken foot, but that apparently didn’t affect his rating much. Circle protector and athletic rim runner, many franchises covet his profile.
In this year with 25 wins for 57 losses, one of the worst records in the league, the Pacers have refocused their project on youth. A clear direction since the transfer of Domantas Sabonis pour Tyrese Haliburton, new main piece of the team. So they are most likely looking to get their hands on youngsters or picks in exchange for their veterans.
The Hornets have many assets to recover the pivot, which they had already tried to do at the trade deadline in February. It must be said that his profile seems very complementary to that of LaMelo Ball. Terry Rozier, P.J. Washington, Kelly Oubre Jr et Mason Plumlee would also be on the market. Some of these players could clearly be of interest to Indiana, not counting picks 13 and 15 in the draft. Charlotte thus appears to be a very credible lead.
The Raptors, for their part, do not have a pick to offer this year. However, they are looking to strengthen their racket to complete their squad. The counterparties that the front office of Masai Ujiri is ready to give in, however, remain relatively unclear. With many rumors aroundAND AnunobyToronto is an unpredictable team.
Finally, the Wolves would also be interested in the interior of the Pacers. The new architect of the franchise, Tim Connelly, would like to recruit a position 5 this summer. With Rudy Gobert et Clint Capella in the viewfinder, it is finally quite logical that he extends his list to Myles Turner. Minnesota has the 19th pick of the draft and a few young people, probably enough to seduce Indiana.
In case of departure from Mitchell Robinson, the Knicks could also position themselves on the file. Their pick 11 would be a perfect asset to negotiate, but they could arrive too late to really have their chances.
If it’s unclear where Turner will play next season, we can clearly assume that it won’t be in the same team anymore. He is eligible for a four-year, $97 million extension, which could then commit him long-term with a new franchise.
Towards an imminent transfer of Malcolm Brogdon and Myles Turner