NBA Trades: 3-team trade lands Myles Turner on Los Angeles Lakers

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NBA Trades, Myles Turner, Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA Trades: 3-team trade lands Myles Turner on Los Angeles Lakers: Why the Pacers do it

The Indiana Pacers are building one of the more intriguing young cores in the NBA. It all starts with point guard Tyrese Haliburton, but past that, they also have guys like Bennedict Mathurin, Chris Duarte, and Isaiah Jackson.

Reports have indicated that they want to see how Turner plays alongside Haliburton, but if this deal comes across their plate, then they need to act on it.

As for Brogdon, he’s as good as gone. Rumors have been saying that he’s on his way out in Indiana, and it would be a shocker if he’s on the roster to start next year.

Kyle Kuzma is a quality player who would be able to elevate the Pacers’ frontcourt alongside (probably) Jackson. It’s unknown whether or not he’ll be traded, but this would be a great addition for the Pacers.

Indiana would also get to take a chance on Horton-Tucker. He’s shown flashes of raw talent but hasn’t been able to put it all together. The young wing would have a lot more freedom to grow with the Pacers.

Lastly, the picks they would be receiving would be very helpful, too. Though the Pacers could start to compete sooner rather than later, having extra picks is always useful for a young, up-and-coming team.