The Indiana Pacers came into the offseason looking to shake up their roster. They had their streak of five consecutive playoff appearances snapped, but they haven’t accomplished much even when qualifying for the playoffs.
Indiana hasn’t advanced beyond the first round since 2014 when they made back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals.
So, shaking things up probably wouldn’t be the worst thing as Rick Carlisle is taking over as head coach from Nate Bjokgren, who was fired after one season. One of the things people expected was the jumbo frontcourt of Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis to be broken up.
While the two-time All-Star Sabonis would probably land a better return package, it is Myles Turner who has had his name mentioned in trade rumors.
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Myles Turner was offered to the Boston Celtics last offseason and was a popular trade candidate this offseason as well. There are plenty of teams in the NBA that could use a center with the skill set of Turner, who is arguably the best rim protector in the NBA.
Offensively he has shown that he can stretch the floor some, but there is the potential for a lot more playing alongside someone who isn’t also naturally a center such as Sabonis. A team acquiring Myles Turner would be getting someone with more upside offensively than just being a floor-stretching big man.