Myles Turner is set to be a free agent after the season’s conclusion if he doesn’t sign an extension before the trade deadline in February.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Indiana and Turner have opened up extension talks. However, Matt Moore of Action Network reported that if no deal can be negotiated, the Pacers might pull the trigger and move on from the eighth-year veteran.
Turner is averaging 16.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game on 55.6 percent shooting from the field and 39.8 percent from beyond the arc. He’s been the subject of trade rumors for a couple of seasons despite being one of the top defensive big men in the League while blocking 2.3 shots per game for his career.
Over his last five appearances, Turner has put up 19.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game and is knocking down 62.3 percent of his shots.
The Pacers (21-18) are seventh in the Eastern Conference, squarely in the play-in tournament, and hold the tiebreaker over the New York Knicks. Indiana had won six of its last eight games and was on a four-game winning streak before the Philadelphia 76ers snapped it on Wednesday.
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