3 Free agent centers the Spurs could replace Jakob Poeltl with

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Myles Turner

Myles Turner has always been part of trade conversations with the Indiana Pacers. He's a valuable center in the NBA who's a reliable defensive anchor. Next summer, Turner is bound to be an unrestricted free agent. He's currently in the final year of his $80 million extension, which he signed back in 2018. The Pacers' big man can make up to $25 million per year for his next contract.

A sizeable issue in acquiring Indiana's center is his inability to stay healthy. Over the past seasons, he was on the sidelines trying to recover from various injuries. Since signing the extension in 2018, Turner only played 225 games up until last season. Still, that doesn't decrease his value on the court. As the last line of defense, Turner is an excellent shot blocker and has continued to be like so. On offense, he can stretch the floor with his dependable outside stroke.

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The Spurs could use the services of Turner next season if they choose to let Poeltl go. Plus, he's only a year younger than their current starting center, which could fit well with the development of their young squad. San Antonio could sign the two-time block champion and extend the Los Angeles Lakers' misery, as they're the top team gunning for Turner.

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