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Myles Turner has deleted his Twitter Account

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  • #61
    Originally posted by vnzla81 View Post

    Yep there is a reason why a lot of his fans are crying in Twitter getting ready to sabotage the team if they trade him.

    They worship him like he is KG 2.0 and him getting 3,3 is somebody else’s fault.
    Ah, just saw that IMCU commercial with Myles sellin' it. I wonder how much film they had to burn through to get that right.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by BlueNGold View Post

      OK, maybe it happens other times. But don't fool yourself. Myles got off social media because he's close to imploding...or at least not in the right frame of mind. Thank goodness we are not facing a contender tonight. It may right his ship. Also, kudos to whoever was smart enough to get him off social media.
      Kawhi got off of social media, Andrew Luck, TY Hilton and Klay Thompson hardly post on his. It’s not a weak mindset if you are getting rid of negativity being thrown on your name.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Motion Offense View Post

        Kawhi got off of social media, Andrew Luck, TY Hilton and Klay Thompson hardly post on his. It’s not a weak mindset if you are getting rid of negativity being thrown on your name.
        The timing was way too "interesting" just a couple days after a nightmare interview and then right after the worst game of his season. Somebody was afraid of what might get posted. But sure, you are free to believe whatever doesn't make sense.

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        • #64
          I've not seen anybody attacking Myles as a person. And yet that's how people seem to be painting this... as an attack against Myles' character. Every criticism has been regarding his game, his mopping about sacrifice which revolves around his game, and has been supported with basketball evidence. Nobody is out here trying to steal Myles' shine, we just want the most successful Pacers squad we can get, which means Myles accepting his role.

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          • #65
            The only thing I have to add right now is this: November is historically one of Myles' worst months. He usually has a slow start to the season, followed by a strong December.

            Last season, right now, I was ready to see Domas/Kyle O'Quinn play a ton of time together, only for Myles to have the best season of his career (IMO). Not too low, not too high: let's see how he does in December.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by bball_nomad View Post

              Yeah, NY or Spurs Talk would nail him to the cross and forget about him. I know that you are very for a quick band-aid solution, but pulling the trigger always should be the last option.

              Deleting his Twitter and Instagram account - it's a S.O.S call. He needs to hit a reset button in his head. Get a good sport's shrink. Or better, travel to Lithuania and party with Domas dad for couple weeks - if he would be able to come back to USA after that, the dude would smile into the faces of firing squad in front of him.

              But yes, I don't don't care what numbers guys will pull out of their arses trying to explain me that yesterday he was not very bad - bs. 1-8 shooting, 1-2 from the line, 3 rebounds, 0 blocks. Sure numbers could be much worse and a player actually could have a very good game (boxing out, screening dudes, fouling hard certain guys who need to settle down), but yesterday numbers are less ugly than the game he played. 4-5 secs left on the clock and he can't make a bleep couple feet away from the basket against the Simmons? Initiating 1 on 5 offense with ugly pull-up jumper around the free throw line? Defending Embiid like second round rookie?

              30 teams in the NBA. 30 starting centers and 30 starting PFs from the whole planet. The best of the best. If the guys made that far they have no right to be mentally weak.

              As I said, he need to hit reset button and we will have a better picture this off-season.

              Sorry Nuntius, i know that you think before you post and you are passionate about Pacers, but even mine patience with Myles is wearing out. Sure, if Dipo comes back more or less the same - a lot things will change. For better or worse - we will see. I remember very well last season Dipo going into his Diva mode couple times way too many.

              THOUGH, as long as Brogdon and Domas are starting - we are cool.
              Originally posted by BenR1990 View Post
              Good. I don't understand why anyone uses social media, it's a cesspool of toxic trash. Best move of my life was getting rid of Facebook a couple years ago.
              Originally posted by croz24 View Post

              If dealing with OKC, I'd much rather have Steven Adams than Gallinari. My ideal target would be De'Andre Hunter and the Hawks have the contracts to make it work. But again, the Pacers much be very cautious if looking to deal Turner. Myles is on a good contract and provides an element few others players possess in today's NBA. I am still leery of trading big for small, unless some bench front court depth were to come back in return. But we know the Pacers organization. IF a trade were ever made, it would be in the offseason and about 2-3 years after the player should have initially been dealt.
              Originally posted by Eleazar View Post
              There is definitely smoke here, let's see how it plays out.
              Originally posted by BlueNGold View Post
              Nate implied there are times that Myles will need to sacrifice touches which is another way of saying that Nate has better options on offense. If that were not so, Nate would say we should feed Myles or make sure we get him enough touches. But he didn't.

              This should be a good thing. It looks like the golden spoon may be getting yanked out of baby Myles' mouth finally. It's time to kick the crutch out and measure his minutes and touches by what he delivers on the court.

              About minutes. It's amazing that Sabonis was limited to 24.8 minutes last year. Just criminal. Now see Goga is glued to the bench. Pacers are really good at holding guys back and awarding the undeserving players with minutes, advertisements, etc., essentially pushing them as the face of the franchise. Now would be a good time to get him off those IMCU commercials. Every time I see one I think .... bust!
              Originally posted by BlueNGold View Post

              True. Most everyone agrees with you on that. As a result, nobody wants to cut Myles. They want him traded if anything. ...and anyone who wants him traded has to want a replacement big, preferably one that can guard the PF position and when needed switch with Domas to protect the rim.
              Originally posted by Dr. Hibbert View Post

              It's one of the few tinfoil hat thoughts I actually lend credence to.
              Originally posted by P_George View Post
              Because hardcore fans are generally ********. Just read the comments here half the time.
              Originally posted by vnzla81 View Post
              Goga is not ready but I donít care, I bet he would have done better than 3 points and 3 rebounds vs Philly if he had more time.

              Hell TJ Leaf would have probably giving us that without the crying and whining of wanting worthless touches in the post
              Originally posted by able View Post
              Myles was put in this position by the Pacers org and LB.
              He never asked to be "the man" THEY made that up to cover their collective arses when PG walked! They did not have a plan B and thus BEFORE they had a replacement, they announced, posterized etc that it was now "Myles' team"
              He wasn't ready, he wasn't capable but that didn't matter, they needed a "selling point" and what better than a friendly talented big man.

              Then Victor happened and it was "their team" (ouch)

              Then Domas happened, together with Brogdon etc. (more ouch)

              And anyone wonders if that hurts people? translate it to yourself, you being advertised (literally) as the next coming, the next BIG man in the company (CEO?) and in comes so much talent you are all of a sudden number 4 or 5 on the hit parade.

              "Best shooter in the gym" (LB) that was the nail in the coffin, like "best player in the gym" (about Lance, and where is he now ?)(also LB)

              LB created an image for Myles he would never be able to fill, but he was talked into believing the hype (they had to make him believe, their sales were based on this!)

              I just feel sorry for him, blocking shots and playing defense are no longer enough, if they could have only left him to be who he is, I think as a human and a ball player he would never have minded to let Victor, Brogdon, Domas ahead of him, if he wasn't told it was his team.

              I certainly don't want to get rid of him, but he needs fixing and not sure that can be done on the Pacers.
              The Pacers lost a tough game. Miles didn't play his best. The sky is not falling. The earth is not coming to end. Over reaction is not helpful. Peace

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              • #67
                Myles had a decent bounce back game against the Grizz. Let's hope he keeps it up.
                "Look, it's up to me to put a team around ... Lance right now." óKevin Pritchard press conference

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by McKeyFan View Post
                  Myles had a decent bounce back game against the Grizz. Let's hope he keeps it up.
                  He played well yesterday. I hope he'll settle down and we will forget this soap opera ever took place.
                  12-12-2018, 09:20 PM


                  Myles Turner during Vic's postgame interview: "Tell you what the East is in trouble now boy"

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                  • #69
                    Call me when Turner is bouncing against a non G League team and is guarded by somebody his size, this are the type of games I talk about with his fans they see his numbers against garbage teams and they glow.

                    I only care about what he can do against the people Pacers are gonna have to eliminate in the playoffs.
                    @WhatTheFFacts: Studies show that sarcasm enhances the ability of the human mind to solve complex problems!

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                    • #70

                      He's only 23. He's playing great defense and helping the team win. Spreads the court with his 3 pt shooting and opens up space for Domas.... he's great in PnR defense...

                      stop looking the gift horse....

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                      • #71
                        Nate went small most of the game changing his rotation to get Myles more involved. I hope that’s a one game thing and not Goga already being dropped from the rotation. I don’t get why Myles refuses to use force in the paint against these SFs teams are guarding him with. They are disrespecting him guarding him that way. Last night he settled for 3 or 4 straight turnaround jumpers to start the game instead of walking his defender down under the rim and dunking it or getting fouled. Nate ended up calling a timeout early and going away from Myles in the post. He played well last night, don’t get me wrong, but it’s just a shame we aren’t able to take advantage of our size. We have to keep giving it to him down there until he figures it out but somebody needs to tell him to get to the rim and not settle. Play with some force.
                        Last edited by CJ Jones; 12-03-2019, 12:13 PM.

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                        • #72
                          This thread is hilarious. No offense, but the world doesn't revolve around Twitter. Maybe he got off of it because it's mostly crap, and he's tired of it. Lord knows I spend about 5 minutes a month on it and that's about all I can handle. Especially with all the hyper internet jockie knuckleheads like this thread who come down like a fecal rain of negativity any time you go through a rough patch.
                          Last edited by Kid Minneapolis; 12-03-2019, 12:26 PM.
                          There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by CJ Jones View Post
                            Nate went small most of the game changing his rotation to get Myles more involved. I hope that’s a one game thing and not Goga already being dropped from the rotation. I don’t get why Myles refuses to use force in the paint against these SFs teams are guarding him with. They are disrespecting him guarding him that way. Last night he settled for 3 or 4 straight turnaround jumpers to start the game instead of walking his defender down under the rim and dunking it or getting fouled. Nate ended up calling a timeout early and going away from Myles in the post. He played well last night, don’t get me wrong, but it’s just a shame we aren’t able to take advantage of our size. We have to keep giving it to him down there until he figures it out but somebody needs to tell him to get to the rim and not settle. Play with some force.
                            Goga is done for now. Nate only played him last night because of foul trouble. It is what is, but he’s out of the rotation now.

                            FWIW, our starter’s minutes are way up this season. I bet we have a few guys getting career highs and several north of 30 mpg. We need to get a little less time for some guys.
                            Last edited by imawhat; 12-03-2019, 12:50 PM.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by CJ Jones View Post
                              Nate went small most of the game changing his rotation to get Myles more involved. I hope thatís a one game thing and not Goga already being dropped from the rotation. I donít get why Myles refuses to use force in the paint against these SFs teams are guarding him with. They are disrespecting him guarding him that way. Last night he settled for 3 or 4 straight turnaround jumpers to start the game instead of walking his defender down under the rim and dunking it or getting fouled. Nate ended up calling a timeout early and going away from Myles in the post. He played well last night, donít get me wrong, but itís just a shame we arenít able to take advantage of our size. We have to keep giving it to him down there until he figures it out but somebody needs to tell him to get to the rim and not settle. Play with some force.
                              I think he is scared to get an offensive foul honestly when a smaller guy is on him.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by CJ Jones View Post
                                Nate went small most of the game changing his rotation to get Myles more involved. I hope that’s a one game thing and not Goga already being dropped from the rotation. I don’t get why Myles refuses to use force in the paint against these SFs teams are guarding him with. They are disrespecting him guarding him that way. Last night he settled for 3 or 4 straight turnaround jumpers to start the game instead of walking his defender down under the rim and dunking it or getting fouled. Nate ended up calling a timeout early and going away from Myles in the post. He played well last night, don’t get me wrong, but it’s just a shame we aren’t able to take advantage of our size. We have to keep giving it to him down there until he figures it out but somebody needs to tell him to get to the rim and not settle. Play with some force.
                                I don't think his core is strong enough to back them down

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