Indiana Pacers: 3 trades with the Warriors for Myles Turner, ranked from best to worst

Myles Turner - Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Indiana Pacers, James Wiseman
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Expanding the deal to include another key piece won’t benefit the Indiana Pacers

The worst possible move in the same trade-Myles-Turner trade is to acquire another big in return for the center. After all, the Indiana Pacers will only move the block artist in an attempt to go full throttle on small ball around Domantas Sabonis.

If the Warriors attempt to go ballistic in a trade offer, their best possible deal will be simply intrusive to what the Pacers are trying to build. Hence, expanding the deal to include another key Indiana player to make the salaries only works to Golden State’s benefit.

This deal will undoubtedly give the competitive fan some sore eyes. However, it is not outside the realm of possibility, although the one and only way for this to happen is if the Pacers suddenly pivot to a rebuild which, given the recent coaching hire, is probably inexistent on the franchise’s bucket list.

On a rebuilding aspect, this deal makes sense. James Wiseman is a very intriguing talent who simply needs more time to hone his game. Andrew Wiggins can be an asset to net the team some draft picks for a win-now franchise needing reliable two-way talent on the wings. The seventh overall pick is, of course, nothing to scoff at in the upcoming draft.

For the ever-competitive Pacers though, this is brewed nightmare. It won’t catapult them to the nadir of the NBA, but because Indiana never rebuilds from scratch, the odds of this happening are virtually zero. Fans can be assured that this idea will remain as a concept for as long as the Pacers…remain the Pacers.

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