While there hasn't been a credible source linking the Spurs to having serious talks or pursuing the talented 6-11 center, fans were buzzing from a report seemingly started from nowhere by Evan Massey of Hoops Analysis Net on Sunday. I use the word report lightly, as I haven't been able to establish this particular outlet as having serious insider ties. According to his tweet, however, the Spurs have interest in Turner and Domantas Sabonis and "have discussed multiple frameworks with Indiana."
Believe that or not, Spurs fans ran wild with the idea of seeing Texas-born Turner in the Silver and Black. While his floor-spacing 3-point shot is marginal, he still is capable of knocking down long-range bombs while also playing stellar defense nightly. Turner is currently leading the league in blocks per game with 2.8 and has been atop the category for two of the last three seasons.
It comes as no surprise, then, that Spurs fans want to see Turner in San Antonio, and one fan tagged the man himself with his plea to venture south.
Using a hilarious gif of Spongebob Squarepants to entice the 25-year-old, user @AGLR_23 dug up an old quote from Turner commenting on the Spurs' play during the 2014 NBA playoffs.
"San Antonio on fire boy," said the tweet, which came as the Spurs were defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 116-92 in Game 1 of the second round. Myles was just 18 years old at the time and on the verge of playing college basketball at the University of Texas.
Myles Turner Responds to the San Antonio Spurs Fan
Impressed by how far back the fan went to find a tweet about the Spurs, Turner responded to the tweet.
"Damn you went back to 2014? I was in high school. Serious question, how long did that take?" responded Turner.
I don't blame Turner for not knowing how, but there's a way to search profiles for key words like "Spurs" or "San Antonio", which I assume is what the user did. Either way, it shows the lengths some fans will go to get someone of Turner's caliber to the team -- even though he doesn't really have the final say in the matter.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. We'll know in the next few days whether any rumblings will turn into some real moves.