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Why does nobody want Myles Turner? Analyzing Pacers big man's strengths, weaknesses, contract and value on trade market

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  • Why does nobody want Myles Turner? Analyzing Pacers big man's strengths, weaknesses, contract and value on trade market

    VZLA bustin a nut in 3...2...1.. JK



    With the Pacers embarking on a clear rebuild, moving Domantas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert and others in the past year, it is a little odd that Turner is still on the team.

    So... how good is Turner if nobody has pulled the trigger on a trade for him?

    Turner has never made an All-Defensive Team, but he probably should have multiple times. He's one of the best shot-blockers in the league, and he has led the league twice in that statistical category over the past four years.

    Many of the league's best shot-blockers sacrifice good positioning in their attempts to get as many swats as possible. Turner does not fall into that camp. He doesn't foul at an abnormally high rate, and he has solid fundamentals that back up his elite rim deterrence.

    He measures as one of the best rim protectors in BBall-Index's metrics.

    Versatility is the name of the game for big men in the NBA Playoffs, and Turner brings a touch of that as well. He's mostly a drop big, but he has done more hard hedging in recent years and played more shallow drops. He moves his feet well on the perimeter.

    In short, Turner is in the argument for best big man defender outside of Rudy Gobert. He's the defensive anchor that every team is looking for.


    Myles Turner's reputation for weak rebounding is only slightly warranted


    The one wart in Turner's defensive game is his lack of rebounding prowess. For a player with his size (6-11, 250 pounds), a career average of 6.7 rebounds per game is a little bit of a disappointment. The Pacers have also been a bottom-third defensive rebounding team for pretty much the entire Turner era outside of his rookie year.

    Turner isn't quite as bad of a rebounder as his raw numbers suggest. When Sabonis was on the floor with him, he had to guard out on the perimeter a fair amount, leaving him in poor position to rebound.

    Turner is also diligent at boxing out, ranking 14th in box outs per game, according to the NBA's 2021-22 tracking data. So while he doesn't grab a ton of rebounds himself, he is at least doing his job to keep opponents off the glass.


    Myles Turner is a mixed bag offensively


    The idea of Turner as an offensive player is an intriguing one. There aren't many 6-11 players that can capably spread the floor, draw out opposing centers and dominate from inside as well.

    Unfortunately, Turner only does about half of those things in practice.

    The main weapon in Turner's offensive arsenal is the pick-and-pop 3-pointer, but he just doesn't hit enough of those shots. He had a down year, hitting on only 33.3 percent of his 3-point attempts last season. Still, that's not much lower than his career mark of 34.9 percent. That's a respectable number, but it's clear that teams aren't really afraid of Turner bombing away.

    A large chunk of Turner's triples are open looks. Out of the 179 players that shot at least 100 open 3-pointers last season (classified as six-plus feet of space by the NBA's tracking data), Turner was 35th in the percentage of his shots that were open. He only hit 32.5 percent of those open looks. He posted similar numbers last season.

    Turner's inability to punish defenses for sagging off him has big ramifications. With defenders willingly helping off him, it becomes more difficult for his teammates to score. And Turner's other main offensive skill, attacking closeouts, becomes much less effective when defenders aren't closing out hard on him.

    When Turner does have the shot falling, he looks amazing. He dropped 40 points early last season on a varied repertoire of moves.

    More often than not, that 3-point gravity isn't there. He's also somewhat limited as a playmaker, meaning that when he catches the ball on the perimeter, he can't do much more than make basic reads.

    If Turner ever does become a consistent 3-point threat, then the outlook for his offensive ability gets a lot rosier. He's improved as a finisher at the rim, per stats at Cleaning the Glass. He has also steadily improved in the post, ranking in the 89th percentile last season.
    (Via Cleaning the Glass)
    What does this all add up to? Turner's value is extremely high on defense. And even with a jump shot that looks better in theory than practice, he's not bad offensively.

    He's a top-50 player in my view. That's short of All-Star consideration, but he could be a very good starter on a championship contender.

    What is Myles Turner's contract situation?


    Turner is on a good value contract. He's in the last year of his deal, and he's making only $18 million this upcoming season. That puts him at No. 76 on the league's player salary list.


    It is a very movable contract on fair value.
    Why hasn't Myles Turner been traded?


    Turner is the type of player that any contending team could use. The Pacers don't really have much use for his services given their rebuilding timeline and are clearly shopping him.

    He also seemingly hasn't been thrilled with his role on the team, as reported by The Athletic's Jared Weiss last season.

    "It's clear that I'm not valued as anything more than a glorified role player here, and I want something more, more opportunity," Turner told Weiss. "I'm trying really hard to make the role that I'm given here work and find a way to maximize it. I've been trying to the past two, three seasons.

    "But it's clear to me that, just numbers-wise, I'm not valued as more than a rotational role player, and I hold myself in a higher regard than that."

    Again... why hasn't he gotten shipped away?

    The answer seems to be that there is interest in him, but the Pacers are holding out for the maximum possible return. Mark Schindler, host of the "Indy Cornrows" podcast, shared his insight.

    "More just my guess [and] assumption, but based on reporting, it's seemed the Pacers have been pretty far away from other teams in terms of what they ask in return for Myles," Schindler said. "I was under the impression he'd get moved at the deadline, then the [Sabonis] trade happened, which made it a bit more gray in terms of whether or not that trade would happen.

    "Then he dealt with the foot injury as the year rounded out, which also undoubtedly hurt his trade value again before the draft."

    Tony East, writer and host of the "Locked on Pacers" podcast, added similar sentiments.

    "Injuries in recent seasons are a big factor, and Turner has fallen behind his perception as a shooter," East said. "He would be much better on a contending team. ... But the teams he would be best on don't always have the resources or capital to actually trade for him."

    Turner does still seem like a decent bet to get moved at some point. As an expiring contract, it's unclear if the Pacers would bring him back once he hits unrestricted free agency next summer.

    There will be a ton of teams with cap space bidding for his services, so it may make more sense to move him now rather than lose him for nothing down the road.

    Yeah, this article won't spark any emotions.....

    Don't shoot the messenger!

    For those that are , for lack of a better word, "neutral on the whole Myles softner Turner ad nauseum whatever .... some decent points if you are open to seeing any value in this man
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    Myles looks decent on paper. Looks like *** in real life.

    This is why I hate the summer. Everyone is like hmm look at these numbers maybe we don't give him enough credit...

    Just watch him play.

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    • #3
      Well let's just say some of the points in this article are...umm...arguable

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      • #4
        Because he sucks, the end.
        @WhatTheFFacts: Studies show that sarcasm enhances the ability of the human mind to solve complex problems!

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        • #5
          I'm tired of talking/reading/writing or even thinking about Myles Turner. That being said it looks like, barring a miracle, we are going to have the worst of all worlds no matter what happens. We either have waited to long and will get virtually nothing for him because teams won't give up assets for a player they can either sign for free or have the chance to love him in a few months themselves. Or we are going to be forced to sign him to an extension and stuck with him for at least another year.

          We have waited way to long to pull this trigger.


          Basketball isn't played with computers, spreadsheets, and simulations. ChicagoJ 4/21/13

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Peck View Post
            I'm tired of talking/reading/writing or even thinking about Myles Turner. That being said it looks like, barring a miracle, we are going to have the worst of all worlds no matter what happens. We either have waited to long and will get virtually nothing for him because teams won't give up assets for a player they can either sign for free or have the chance to love him in a few months themselves. Or we are going to be forced to sign him to an extension and stuck with him for at least another year.

            We have waited way to long to pull this trigger.
            Four More Years!!! Four More Years!!! Four More Years!!!

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            • #7
              "He's a top-50 player in my view. That's short of All-Star consideration, but he could be a very good starter on a championship contender."

              This is something which really irritates me. Pretty much everytime you see someone called Top-10 / Top-25 / Top-50 / Top-Whatever that is way too high and selective group they are claimed to belong in...

              It is like no one writing these can do a simple calculation. There are 30 teams in the league. If Myles Turner would be Top-50 player, he should automatically pretty much be good enough to be the 2nd-best player in ANY NBA team. That is of course a total folly as he would struggle to crack Top 5 in some of the best teams.

              Realistically (even if you like Myles) he is maybe barely Top100-player. Personally I would probably consider him between 100-120 and with injury concerns + quite apparent lack of any further development.

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              • #8
                Why does nobody want Myles Turner?....becouse we're asking too much....if we could get 2 unprotected Lakerz picks for Myles and Buddy it would be gold.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ozys Nepimpis View Post
                  Why does nobody want Myles Turner?....becouse we're asking too much....if we could get 2 unprotected Lakerz picks for Myles and Buddy it would be gold.
                  You leave out eating a 47 million dollar contract, that's worth 1 unprotected pick in itself.
                  Larry Bird qouted March 25th. 2015:

                  Bird: I wanted to keep our group together because in the summer, if David and Roy opt out, we're back to zero, really. We don't have that much, so you leave your options open. If we did make a trade, I didn't want to take on a lot of contracts -- because that's what usually happens. Plus, I liked my guys. They're playing well. If we keep the core together and Paul comes back healthy, we'll be right back to where we were.

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                  • #10
                    I think the answer is much simpler. Injuries. He failed to finish the past two seasons missing the majority of the second half of each.

                    I think it is as simple as that.

                    best case scenario is he plays for the pacers to start the season shows he is healthy and capable of playing really well. Then he is traded in January or at the trade deadline. Of course if he get injured early on then he has no trade value and he walks next summer for nothing.

                    or pacers can get what they can before the season starts and move on


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                    • #11
                      If we were a competitive team I'd happily keep Myles around, but we are looking at a rebuild whilst carrying 3 guys 22yrs & younger who look like they'll be very capable big men long-term in Smith/Jackson/Bitadze, not too mention the prize this coming draft is another big man in Wembanyama.

                      I also think Myles could benefit from a fresh start & I hope if we trade him it is to a contender show he can show things on the big stage.

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                      • #12
                        He’s never improved since entering the league. Pretty sure after 7 years this potential stuff people keep talking about goes out the window.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MrHale View Post
                          He’s never improved since entering the league. Pretty sure after 7 years this potential stuff people keep talking about goes out the window.
                          Is anybody still really talking about potential at this point though? Seems clear what Myles is at this point: about 13 & 6 + 2.5 blks per. He's just okay at best at everything outside blocks (plus somewhat injury prone).

                          That isn't cutting it for us (never has really), but put him in the right situation and his impact could be much better. Except, of course, if the injury issue continues to rear its head. And that's probably torpedoing his trade value last few years, as other posters have alluded to.
                          I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.

                          -Emiliano Zapata

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by D-BONE View Post

                            Is anybody still really talking about potential at this point though? Seems clear what Myles is at this point: about 13 & 6 + 2.5 blks per. He's just okay at best at everything outside blocks (plus somewhat injury prone).

                            That isn't cutting it for us (never has really), but put him in the right situation and his impact could be much better. Except, of course, if the injury issue continues to rear its head. And that's probably torpedoing his trade value last few years, as other posters have alluded to.
                            There have been a few on here who have talked about wanting to see what Myles can be with Haliburton and without Domas.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Eleazar View Post

                              There have been a few on here who have talked about wanting to see what Myles can be with Haliburton and without Domas.
                              I've been one of them. It might re-energize him, it might not. He might have fun playing with this group, he might not.

                              Can't hurt to give it a try and go from there. What can you lose ?? Games ?? Well, that would be ok too I suppose.

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