The Indiana Pacers are in the midst of a rebuild. After serving as an upper middle-tier squad in the Eastern Conference for a long time, the franchise has taken a major step back.
At this point, the only solution is starting anew.
One of the big trade chips Indiana has at its disposal is Myles Turner.
The 26-year-old is entering the final season of a four-year, $80 million contract and is widely seen as a versatile weapon who could help a number of different teams.
According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the market for Turner is quite robust at the moment.
“The market for Pacers center Myles Turner is said to feature Minnesota, Toronto and Charlotte,” he wrote. “New York has long registered interest in Turner as well, but the Knicks are only considered to be a serious Turner suitor if Mitchell Robinson departs in free agency.”
Earlier this week NBA insider Marc Stein reported that signs were currently pointing to Robinson staying in New York.
“Monday night also delivered the strongest rumbles I’ve heard to date that a new multiyear deal to keep Mitchell Robinson in New York is looming,” he wrote.
Ian Begley, who covers the team for SNYtv, reported something similar.
“I would think he’s back” – @IanBegley on Mitchell Robinson’s free agency
— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSkool) June 19, 2022
That effectively rules the Knicks out as far as contending for Turner.
Now that Deandre Ayton’s move to the Detroit Pistons is suddenly very much up in the air, the Phoenix Suns are also legit suitors for Turner’s services. The Los Angeles Lakers are also worth keeping an eye on.
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 25, 2022
One way or another, it feels like Turner’s time with the Pacers is coming to an end.
Where will he ultimately end up when it’s all said and done?
Time will tell.