With the Indiana Pacers heading towards a rebuild, here are three trade pieces Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers can send to Indianapolis for star big man Myles Turner.
Shams Charania and Bob Kravitz of The Athletic report Indiana is considering trading key pieces like Turner, Caris LeVert and Domantas Sabonis ahead of an inevitable rebuilding period in Indianapolis. Indiana is 10-16 through 26 games and is in 13th place in the Eastern Conference standings. Conversely, Golden State sits atop the Western Conference at 20-4 on the season.
Turner could be the piece Golden State is missing to win the 2022 NBA Finals. Here is what it might take to get Turner to the Bay Area in a blockbuster trade with the Pacers.
Golden State Warriors’ potential trade offer for Indiana Pacers star Myles Turner
For Golden State to end up landing Turner in a high-profile trade with the Pacers, Myers will likely have to send Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman and Kevon Looney Indiana’s way. To make the money work, Golden State would probably need to have Oshae Brissett coming with Turner to San Francisco. Though this deal hurts the Warriors’ depth, it amplifies their overall ceiling to win it all.
Turner is under contract for this season and next. While he has never been an Eastern Conference All-Star, Turner was All-Rookie back in 2016 and is a two-time NBA block champion. Pairing him with Draymond Green in the frontcourt will make scoring on this Warriors’ defense even more challenging. Golden State will only go as far in the NBA playoffs as their big men will take them.
With Golden State firmly in its championship window, this is a blockbuster move worth making.