The surprising upside of Los Angeles adding Pacers’ Myles Turner

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The Pacers get a young piece and draft compensation for Myles.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been having themselves a disappointing season as well. Currently Anthony Davis is out to injury and may not be back for awhile yet. Lebron’s prime is slowly running out, and the Lakers have a limited window in order to make a move for a championship. At current state, they will be lucky to make a play-in tournament spot. So how might they add Turner?

The Lakers are looking more likely to keep Russell Westbrook given his recent play off the bench and ability to impact the game in multiple ways. This leaves underperforming players such as Nunn and Beverley as overpaid underperforming players. In return for Myles Turner the Pacers would give a first and second round pick as the real return.

The Lakers would get a big man that could make a difference on both ends of the court tomorrow as well as get to keep one of their first round picks for future moves.