8p9s Roundtable: The Pacers lock up Myles Turner for 4 more years

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 27: Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers arrives at the stadium before the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2018 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 27: Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers arrives at the stadium before the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2018 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Betting on Myles Turner’s Future

Gibson: Shifting back to Turner, where do you see his career going? I don’t think anyone sees him flaming out, but if you had to bet on where he’s going as a player in the next few years, what do you picture?

Eggers: I don’t know. I think last season was supposed to be “the year” for him and while he was slightly derailed by injuries, he’s pretty definitively below the fellow star big men of his draft class at this point (KAT, Porzingis). I certainly haven’t lost hope yet, but I think I need a season of improved footwork and an elite big man three point shot for me to be fully back on the hype train.

Krieger: For me, it’s so hard to predict. Honestly, I just don’t know. His ceiling is very high, as we all know, but he’s not getting there as quickly as a lot of people expected. Still, he’s VERY young, and in no way do I think it’s too late for him to make a big, impactful jump. If any fan base should believe this, it’s Pacers fans.

Victor Oladipo seemed to kind of plateau before he absolutely exploded last season. Myles has seemingly put in the work this offseason to do the same. This upcoming year will be incredibly interesting to watch what he’s bringing to the table now. He’s got the tools to be an all-star, all-defense type guy. Might not ever happen, but I won’t be surprised if it does.

Furr: I think Myles has a leap coming, and soon. I’m not sure he’s going to be an All-Star, but I think he can be a top 10ish center. My expectations are starting to lower, which means this will be the year I’m proven wildly wrong. I’m not mad about it though

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Krieger: Even if there’s never a MASSIVE leap, he’ll likely steadily improve just based solely on experience and aging closer to his prime years. He’s already a good player, and even if he’s never an all-star, his skill set is one that will keep him relevant for his entire contract extension. He’s worth keeping around in my opinion for sure, because of the upside, sure, but also for what he already is right now and will continue to mature into.