The Dallas Mavericks have been rumored to be interested in Myles Turner for years. The 6’11 big man is one of the best rim protectors in the NBA, and that is the Mavs' biggest weakness after the Kristaps Porzingis trade. His ability to space the floor and knock down threes makes him an intriguing fit next to Luka Doncic too.
The Pacers were reportedly shopping Turner ahead of the trade deadline, but a foot injury dampened his market. He is under contract for the 2022-2023 season, but Indiana is facing an important decision this offseason. Do they extend him or trade him to ensure they get a return before he becomes an unrestricted free agent? The Pacers are trying to retool, and dealing Turner to a contender may be their best option.
HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto discussed the Pacers' future with Scott Agness, and the duo noted that there could be mutual interest between the Mavs and Turner this summer. Let us take a closer look.
Rumors: Mutual interest between Dallas Mavericks and Myles Turner
Scotto noted that executives believe the Mavericks, Hornets, and Raptors would be interested in trading for Turner, and some team would be willing to part with a protected first-round pick. Agness discussed his injury that ended his season in mid-January before saying the 6’11 big man would be interested in playing for his hometown Mavericks.
It is no guarantee the Pacers trade Myles Turner this offseason. They acquired Tyrese Haliburton at the deadline, and are not interested in tanking. Indiana plans on pushing for the playoffs in 2023, which means they are likely to offer Turner an extension. If the two sides cannot agree on a deal, the Pacers will have to search for a trade.
Would the Dallas Mavericks offer the best package and be able to land Turner? It is something to watch this summer. General manager Nico Harrison pulled off a fantastic trade at the deadline to give the Mavs more flexibility moving forward. Expect him to make more moves this offseason, and stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the team’s latest rumors.