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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 15: Myles Turner /
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The secret is out, Myles Turner has next in Indy. Can Kevin Pritchard form a title contender with Turner as the leader?

Myles Turner is ahead of the game. He’s an up and comer that has already arrived.

Turner has improved in each of his first two years, adding new elements to an already skill-heavy arsenal. Myles has a unique blend of skills that should only improve with time. As well as being one of the best rim protectors in the league, his ability to knock down shots is incredible for a player his size.

At only 21 years of age, the opportunity for the Pacers to build something special is there. Can Kevin Pritchard and the front office deliver?

There have been all types of winning formulas throughout the years in the NBA, from “Big 3s” to teams with no stars relying on only the concept of team basketball. There are multiple ways to achieve one goal, but consistently excelling at one is anything but easy.

Play Style

Play style has been a huge topic in recent years, with the NBA transitioning away from traditional positions to a large degree.

Teams continue to push the pace and space motto, but with Myles Turner as the centerpiece of Indy’s rebuilt title contender, playing at a slower clip could be very beneficial. San Antonio would be a good model to pursue (as they are in just about anything basketball). Run when the defense allows it, but use your offense in the half court as the weapon of choice.

This current Pacers team should look to push the pace a bit more than our dream team. With quick, athletic players such as Darren Collison and Thaddeus Young, a faster style should suit them well.