The San Antonio Spurs are no longer a team that many feel are serious contenders in the Western Conference. While they are not one of the “worst” teams in the NBA, they are only 18-23 this season and they need to decide what direction they want to go in the near future.
With the NBA trade deadline continuing to draw closer, the Spurs should consider making a move or two. If there was one player that they should do anything they can to acquire, it would be Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner.
Turner has big-time potential, but he has not been able to grow into his full talent with the Pacers. Domantas Sabonis has taken over as the star big man for Indiana, which could make Turner available. San Antonio should definitely call Kevin Pritchard to see if a deal can get done.
On the season in 35 games with the Pacers, Turner has averaged 12.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game. He has shot 44.8 percent from the field overall and has knocked down 34.2 percent of his three-point attempts.
All of that being said, why should the Spurs go all-out to acquire Turner from the Pacers ahead of the deadline this year? Here are three reasons it would be a good fit.