After an early playoff exit, the inevitable trade rumors start to swirl for the Indiana Pacers regarding the availability of Myles turner.
When a team decides to move on from a coach after being swept out of the playoffs in the first round, it’s easy to imagine that additional changes will not be far behind. The Indiana Pacers may have hit their ceiling as a team, despite the injuries they struggled with this season.
The Miami Heat have shown in the playoffs that they are ahead in terms of contending. The Milwaukee Bucks were the best team in the regular season. The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are legitimate title contenders. The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets boast higher ceilings than they have reached thus far.
Given the depth of the Eastern Conference, the Pacers will have to shake things up to keep up. Since the trade that brought Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to town and the big man showed that he was the real deal, there have been rumored trades regarding either Sabonis or Myles Turner.
In an NBA increasingly less-focused on post play, having two big men in your starting lineup has set this team apart. The Pacers are a traditionally frugal organization that has to make the bulk of their roster adjustments through trades and mid-round picks. As solid as Myles Turner has been for them, seeing the kinds of packages they could hope to bring back could bring some clarity if a move is even worthwhile.