Spurs: A Trade for Myles Turner is a win for both sides

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Myles Turner (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Turner provides much-needed spacing for the San Antonio Spurs

More than Turner’s stellar defense, what makes him an extraordinary player is his prowess on the perimeter. Scoring is not his niche, but Indiana’s army of scorers has streamlined his role on offense so far.

One of Turner’s most notable calling cards is his ability to let it fly from three. With the San Antonio Spurs ranking 28th in three-point field goals made per game, he will be a welcome addition in that department.

Myles Turner arms the San Antonio Spurs with a consistent pick-and-pop option, a role once filled by the recently-retired LaMarcus Aldridge. This will provide clearer lanes for the team’s attackers to improve the team’s 21st-ranked conversion rate on points in the paint and make opposing defenses gamble between allowing a drive to the basket and a wide-open three.


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Myles Turner is a quintessential stretch five in the league as a tremendous defensive anchor and a bonafide shooter. With the young core composed of several pesky defenders with scoring prowess, his presence would amplify the San Antonio Spurs’ two-way capability and possibly wreak havoc in the Western Conference if the front office manages to pry the coveted big man away from the Circle City.