3. Myles Turner
Turner’s name is always in trade talks, but the 27-year-old has played eight years without leaving Indiana. The Pacers overpaid to get Bruce Brown and rewarded Tyrese Haliburton with a rookie max extension, so they appear committed to contending next season. Does that mean they keep Turner as their rim protector and defensive anchor?
Turner is under contract for two seasons at $40.9 million in total. He will be the tenth-highest-paid center next year and his salary decreases in 2024-25. The 6’11 big man is coming off the best season of his career where he averaged 18.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in 29.4 minutes per game, so now could be the perfect time for Indy to sell high.
It is unclear what it would take to get Myles Turner away from the Pacers, but he would be a strong fit next to Victor Wembanyama. Turner is a career 35.3 percent 3-point shooter that has a versatile offensive skill set. They could trade off roll man duties as both can space the floor. Teams would struggle to guard the dynamic big man duo, and they could swat everything in the paint.
This one feels a bit unlikely after the moves the Indiana Pacers made in free agency, but Myles Turner is no stranger to the trade block. If the San Antonio Spurs made a massive offer, he may finally leave Indiana.