Myles Turner answers about the proposed Lakers trade and his future. What does he really want?
Turner is in his eighth season with the Pacers and he's also in a contract year.
Myles Turner is open to the idea of being traded to the Lakers, of playing with LeBron James and in a new market.
Myles Turner knows, like the rest of us, that the Pacers cannot afford to lose him for nothing at the end of the season when he becomes an unrestricted free agnet.
Myles Turner wants national attention, both personally and for his team.
Myles Turner believes he’s barely scratched the surface, in terms of showing the league how he can produce.
Most of all, Myles Turner wants to be healthy and available every single game.
He’s been through a lot since 2020, when he was included in serious trade conversations that never materialized. He hasn’t experienced the playoffs since then, and not once in his career has he advanced to the second round.
He’s also suffered injuries in consecutive seasons that ended his season prematurely.
With the Pacers spending three days in New York, it was no surprise that the Pacers made headlines with a couple of stories. The biggest one stems from a podcast recorded with Woj that posted on Monday.
During that half hour conversation recorded on Sunday, Turner didn’t reveal anything new or alarming. What grabbed the attention of listeners, however, was his answer to the first question. (And I’m surprised Woj got the conversation started in that fashion.)
“If you’re the Lakers, would you do the two picks?” Woj asked Turner, referring to a trade package the Lakers considered of Turner and Buddy Hield for the Lakers’ next two available first-round picks: 2027 and 2029.
I mean, what do you expect Turner to say? ‘No, I’m not worth that!’ Or ‘Nah, I think they can do better! It’s the Lakers.’
Here’s how Turner responded.