Leading up to the 2022 NBA trade deadline, all eyes have been on
the Indiana Pacers since a roster overhaul seemed
Now, after a busy couple of days, the Pacers have traded
Domantas Sabonis, Caris LeVert, Justin Holiday and Jeremy Lamb.
Over the course of 48 hours, they acquired Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy
Hield, Tristan Thompson, Ricky Rubio, a lottery-protected 2022
first-round pick and two second-round picks.
While the Pacers may still flip Rubio's $17.8 million
expiring contract before Thursday's deadline, it's possible
that they've completed all of their major trades.
In other words, Myles Turner may be staying put in Indiana.
After dealing Sabonis, the Pacers may hold onto Turner and see
how he fits with their new pieces. And since
Turner is just 25 years old, he's on a similar timeline as Tyrese
Haliburton (21), Chris Duarte (24) and Co.
Turner is a big fan of Haliburton's game and is excited about
the possibility of playing with the young guard, sources told
This wouldn't be the first time that Turner has popped up in
trade rumors and seemed on the verge of being dealt only to remain
with the Pacers, and both sides seem fine with continuing this
A number of teams have expressed interest in Turner, including
the Milwaukee Bucks (who reportedly want him to fill
Brook Lopez's role) and Detroit Pistons (who reportedly offered Jerami Grant
for Turner, which the Pacers rejected).
However, it's unclear if any team has been willing to meet
Indiana's asking price of two first-round
picks or a promising young player and a first-rounder.
Turner has been out since Jan. 14 as he recovers from a stress
reaction in his left foot. This season, he's averaging 12.9 points,
7.1 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.5 threes on .509/.333/.752 shooting
splits. He's on pace to lead the NBA in blocks per game for the
second-straight season (and the third time in four years).
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