Indiana Pacers: A 4-step plan to unlock Myles Turner’s offensive potential

Indiana Pacers, Myles Turner - Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Myles Turner has been a constant focal point of criticism for Indiana Pacers fans. While some of these flaks are constructive criticisms in hopes of helping him realize his potential with his unique skillset, most of these are overblown and tend to negate what he brings to the table.

As a result, the NBA’s leading shot blocker also finds himself in a barrage of trade scenarios for the franchise, more so in the present given the bold changes that are starting to rage down upon the Pacers after a season which saw them underachieve and fail miserably. The sundry results of Indiana’s big man tandem in Turner and Domantas Sabonis pushes perhaps the biggest question in demand of a resolute answer this offseason.

Defensive-minded Myles Turner can still be a menacing offensive weapon for the Indiana Pacers

However, without offense to the trade-one-of-them savants, the big man experiment is on track to remain brewing in Indiana, at least until the margins of contractual foresight. Kevin Pritchard himself has already stated in his exit interview that the ownership and the front office like the pairing of the two varied, yet talented, big men.

It’s also possible that it’s too early or arbitrary to drop the hammer on the pairing which, at this juncture, is nearer to Myles Turner. With the common motifs in the team’s offense and defense in recent years, there are still ways for him to make an ample leap especially on offense. Here are four of them.