Stock skyrocketing: Myles Turner
Turner’s minutes are down to 26.6 per game, which is his lowest average since his rookie season in 2016. Fouling out in 19 minutes against the 76ers and four blowouts are to blame. The Pacers are playing Turner plenty when the games are close, and the 6’11 big man is producing.
The 27-year-old is in the middle of his prime and averaging 17.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.7 blocks per game after the first 11 contests. He is shooting 51.5 percent from the field, 39.6 percent on his threes, and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. Turner is just 0.1 points below his career-high set last season, despite playing 2.8 fewer minutes per game.
The otherworldly block numbers are not there, but he is still tied for 12th per game and one monster night away from being right up there. Turner has 19 blocks this season and is just five behind Chet Holmgren for fifth in the NBA. He had five games with five or more swats last season and another ten where he blocked four. The 6’11 big man swatted four in just one of his first 11 this season.
All signs point to a monster season from Myles Turner. He is shooting more threes and connecting at a higher rate. Turner is a key piece of the Pacers top-rated offense and fans know what he can do on the other end of the floor.