How the San Antonio Spurs can acquire Myles Turner
In this proposed deal, the San Antonio Spurs will have to agree to a sign and trade with looming free agent DeMar DeRozan. Despite thriving in an alpha role for the Silver and Black, cutting ties with him will allow the young core to develop more and give them the chance to show what they can do with his touches.
Attaching a second-rounder from this year’s draft will be a sweetener and won’t hurt, especially with San Antonio already boasting a healthy supply of young prospects on the roster.
In return, Indiana Pacers will send Myles Turner to the Alamo City. While he is a stellar defensive player, the Pacers badly need retooling. With Indiana’s brass reasonably resistant to dealing All-Star Domantas Sabonis to break up the big man pairing and play faster, dealing him for DeRozan would augment a Pacers attack that has been thriving on small ball lately and make noise in the East next season.
Veteran Jeremy Lamb and his expiring contract would also head to San Antonio to make the salaries match, but he can also serve as an option in the second unit or be rerouted to another team in need.
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