NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks, Clippers, Raptors still pursuing Myles Turner deal

Indiana Pacers Myles Turner (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
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NBA Trade Rumors: Myles Turner may or may not be moved by the deadline, but there still remains a vast market for him ahead of the deadline.

While there are a few headling names that could end up deciding what happens at the NBA Trade Deadline, one of the biggest remains to be Myles Turner. What the Indiana Pacers end up doing with Turner could have a huge hand in how the rest of the market unfolds.

Nothing is certain at the moment one way or another but if the Pacers do trade Turner, there should be plenty of teams interested. And three of the likely many are the LA Clippers, New York Knicks, and Toronto Raptors, according to a recent report.

Each of those teams is clearly looking for some help in the frontcourt and Turner represents the best possible option at the NBA Trade Deadline. He won’t come cheap but is the one big that could make the biggest difference for a team on both ends of the floor. And still, at just 26 years old, Turner offers promise on multiple fronts. Plus, there’s a chance that he hasn’t even played the best basketball of his career.

Will Myles Turner be traded at the NBA Trade Deadline?

At least for now, it’s tough to say either way whether Turner will be traded by the deadline. Especially considering we don’t know if Turner will accept a contract extension from the Pacers. You would have to imagine that he would be there is some conflicting reporting on that front.

Turner has been a rock for the Pacers this season and it appears that the team has noticed that and is trying to secure him before they have to move him by the deadline (or risk losing him for nothing in free agency).

At the same time, Turner also has a say in this. And if he wants a change of scenery, he kind of holds all the power to make that happen. It’ll be interesting to see how it all works out between Turner and the Pacers at the deadline.

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One thing is for sure, though, and it’s that if the Pacers do move forward with trading Turner, there will be plenty of suitors lining up for his services. The next few weeks will be interesting for the Pacers.