Myles heads to Toronto and the Pacers fill a position of need
One thing that the Pacers desperately need is a starting power forward of the future. Jalen Smith is a great player, but at the end of the day, is ultimately a center in the modern NBA. Thus, the Pacers are left without enough speed and defense at the power forward spot. This trade would fix just that.
The Raptors would get an elite defensive player in return for….an elite defensive player. In addition the Pacers would send a low first-round pick (nearly a second rounder) to make the deal happen. The rumors are that OG wants out of Toronto, and the Pacers should be able to deliver on just that with this trade. This allows the Pacers to have the starting power forward for years to come while getting something of value in return for Myles Turner if negotiations fail between the two parties.