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

1. Because the Pacers don’t have to move Turner at all

Touting a 9-6 record, the Indiana Pacers seem intent on trying to win now even with an unripe roster. Whether that is ideal or not remains to be seen, but what they do with Myles Turner in the following months will be pretty telling of the franchise’s desired direction in the near future.

The Pacers have been humming as of late, and Turner is a big part of their sudden surge in the East, currently being tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference. The sustainability of that ranking is in the doubtful range, but the big man’s part in getting there in the first place is reflective of how he is currently thriving in his new and more prominent role.

Both the team and Turner’s camp will have to be really creative to negotiate an extension deal that will favor both parties, but having the shot at retaining him, which should have a considerable chance of happening in view of tenure and now, fit, is arguably much better than simply trading him for fear of losing him for nothing.

After all, even if the latter scenario transpires, the Pacers should still come out pretty unfazed, especially given their need for further financial ammunition to cater to looming, expensive extensions for the team’s young core players, particularly Tyrese Haliburton, and surround them with the right supporting cast.

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