Trade Dallas Mavericks should already be considering: 2. Acquire Turner
Dallas native Myles Turner is always on the trade block, but he never gets moved. The 6’11 big man has played each of his first eight NBA seasons with the Pacers, but Indiana is heading towards a rebuild, and Turner is on an expiring contract. Expect the Pacers to be searching the market for Turner deals again before the trade deadline.
This deal gives Dallas two upgrades as well. McConnell can be the team’s third ball-handler and playmaker with Myles Turner giving them a stretch five that can rebound and protect the rim. It would be a homecoming for the big man, and it allows both veterans to play for a contending team to wrap up the season.
Is the return enough to make the Dallas Mavericks offer a first-round pick to the Pacers? They would be getting off Tim Hardaway’s contract and it would give the Mavs two options to use in a tight postseason series.
Myles Turner and Buddy Hield are firmly on the trade market as the Pacers attempt to improve their draft odds. Can the Mavs be the team that nobody is talking about that comes in and makes the move? It will depend on how they value Turner and if Dallas can make the salary matching work. Stay tuned to see if Myles Turner gets traded, and how he performs the rest of the season.