3 Reasons why a Myles Turner trade to the Clippers makes zero sense

Myles Turner - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Most rumors about Myles Turner being potentially dealt away by the Indiana Pacers, which were virtually all linked to the Lakers, have died down in recent weeks, primarily due to the widely-coveted big man playing the best basketball of his career so far. However, it seems like that won’t be enough to thwart other suitors from trying to pluck him from the team.

A few days ago, some tidbits about another team to watch out for in the Turner sweepstakes, if at all existent, circulated on social media. The LA Clippers, still looking to improve their title odds this season, look intent on trying to trade for the longtime Pacer.

However, a trade between both teams involving the rangy big man makes ZERO sense. And it’s not difficult to see why.

Why the Indiana Pacers should not trade Myles Turner to the LA Clippers

3. Don’t jump the gun!

Whether the Indiana Pacers truly make Myles Turner available for trades beyond the conjectures and imaginations of people is a story for another day, but hypothetically speaking, this is arguably not the best time to put him on the table.

Turner’s injury history may make this a foolish take to some degree, but at the same time, his value has been steadily increasing given his impressive play this season. Yielding to the Clippers at this juncture, or to any team for that matter, is an inarguable concession on Indiana’s part. After all, a bunch of teams, perhaps with richer crests of assets, will definitely line up for the big man’s services if the Pacers brass decides to loosen its grasp.

In fact, aside from biding for a possible extension, Indiana will be wise to gauge the other teams’ situations later down the road and wait if the opportunity to snag a sensible player comes. At that point, Turner will be a heck of a return for a team planning to retool.