Lakers? Warriors? 5 trades for Pacers if Myles Turner negotiations fail

Draymond Green, Myles Turner (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Pacers are in a spot where they need to figure out what they are going to do with Myles Turner. While the newest reports seem to indicate that many teams around the league believe that Turner will stay with the Pacers, there is still a chance the Pacers will need to have a backup plan in the case that contract negotiations fail.

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, the rumors and discussions around the media around trades and potential trades are beginning to heat up everywhere. Bleacher Report’s newest trade watch, links Turner to five potential trade partners across the league. Each would have it’s own pros and cons that the Pacers would have to evaluate depending on how they see the next couple of years going.

The problem the Pacers face is that Turner is playing at career levels this year, and they likely would prefer to keep him if they can. However, there have been potential disconnects between Turner and the franchise in recent years, most recently with the franchise trying to acquire Deandre Ayton over the summer.

If they think they could be competitive even without Turner, they should potentially try to get pieces they could quickly put into the rotation. If they don’t, they should continue to try and focus to acquire draft capital.