One key name that many teams have been monitoring across the NBA leading up to this year’s trade deadline has been Pacers’ big man Myles Turner, but his trade value may have just taken a massive hit.
On Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers announced that Myles Turner is dealing with a stress reaction in his left foot and will not only be sidelined as he receives treatment for this injury, but he will be reevaluated in two weeks.
Later on, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Turner is expected to be out beyond the February 10 trade deadline, affecting trade interest in him league-wide.
After leading the league in blocks two of the last three seasons, Myles Turner is once again leading the NBA in blocked shots, cementing his status as one of the best defensive centers in the game today.
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Along with being a proven factor on the offensive-end of the court, specifically as a big man that can step out on the perimeter and knock down three-pointers off of pick-and-roll sets, Myles Turner was receiving trade interest from teams like the Knicks, Lakers, Trail Blazers Mavericks, Timberwolves and the Hornets, according to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto.
Now though, NBA insider Marc Stein reports that the Mavericks seem to have moved on from pursuing Turner not just because of this injury, but given how well they have played as a team on the defensive-end of the floor.
So what is next for Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers given his foot injury?