Ranking the most likely All-Stars for the Indiana Pacers this season

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Indiana Pacers, Myles Turner
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Myles Turner’s DPOY-level impact for the Indiana Pacers could net him All-Star consideration

Look, I know that defensive-minded centers barely get All-Star consideration in this offense-driven league. Gone are the days of Roy Hibbert and Tyson Chandler being featured in February’s festivities. Aside from three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, whose inclusion wasn’t even unanimous, big men who are not as sterling offensively barely get the necessary clout for the All-Star Game.

Under the right circumstances, however, Myles Turner may get some All-Star consideration if he builds on his impressive start to the season and continues to be a dominant defensive force. The East certainly boasts some mighty names on the frontcourt who would be better choices than him, but the Indiana Pacers big man is not negligible.

To be frank, with his current numbers, the All-Star game may be a reach for Turner, despite him being the catalyst for one of the most egregious team defense shifts in the league when he is on the court. His 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game may ultimately downplay his impressive advanced defensive metrics and league-leading 3.3 blocks per contest, but if he increases his scoring output, look out, but maybe not so far away.

Honorable Mention: Caris LeVert