The Pacers are seeking a promising young player and a first-round draft pick for center Myles Turner, or a package that includes two first-rounders, per Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.
Turner is one of the Pacers believed to be available ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline, as is guard/forward Caris LeVert. Both players have drawn a large amount of interest in recent weeks.
“Turner, who is currently dealing with a sore left foot, has been targeted by several teams on the trade market, including the Mavericks, Blazers, Timberwolves, Knicks, Lakers and Hornets,” Scotto wrote.
We relayed last week that the Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks and Hornets are among those interested in Turner.
There has been no shortage of interest in Turner over the past several seasons, and he has long been linked to LA and Charlotte. He has said he has grown accustomed to the rumors.
Of course, having interest and actually being able to be offer trade pieces are two different things, and it’s hard to know if Indiana can land the type of return it is reportedly seeking. Either way, the Pacers are reportedly ready to undergo a rebuild of sorts, which is presumably why Turner and LeVert are being shopped.
Turner, 25, is 6-foot-11 and entered Monday with averages of 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and a whopping 2.8 blocks.
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