How does Myles Turner fit on the Dallas Mavericks?
The Mavs' biggest issues in the playoffs were rebounding and rim protection. They went small to maximize their offense, but that hurt them on the glass. Dallas was outrebounded 811 to 657 over their 18 postseason games, and Maxi Kleber was their only rim protector after they traded Kristaps Porzingis to Washington at the deadline.
Turner could solve both issues, while seamlessly fitting into the offense. The 6’11 big man is not the best rebounder, but he averaged over seven in 29.4 minutes per game last season. He has twice led the league in blocks per game and is one of the best rim protectors.
Turner is a career 34.9 percent 3-point shooter that could be more involved in the offense in Dallas. He can serve as a roll man and stretch five. His 3-point shooting should improve playing off Luka Doncic, who is arguably the best shot creator in the world. The 26-year-old big man could reach new heights in Dallas, and there has been rumored interest from both sides.
The biggest worry about adding Turner is his health. He played just 47 and 42 games in the last two seasons, including missing the remainder of last year after a January foot injury. One of the reasons the Mavericks traded KP was his spotty availability, and Turner could fall into that same category after two straight injury-riddled seasons.