For months, if not years, there have been rumors of a farewell by Myles Turner at Indiana Pacers. The player has never hidden that he is not too happy in the yellow and blue and that he would prefer to continue his career elsewhere. Despite this, however, Turner has decided to extend the contract that would have expired next summer, effectively making life easier for the franchise. Indiana can still give up Turner, but it will not have the pressure given by the possibility of losing him in free agency in a few months. The Los Angeles Lakers are a team that has been approached several times about the center, although they have recently already added Rui Hachimura to their frontcourt.
Myles Turner, who would have earned $18 million this season, will instead pocket an additional $17.1 million: surpassing the 35 million in salary. In addition to this “raise,” the player will take 20.9 million dollars next season and 19.9 in the following season. Surely with such a large contract, at least this year, it will be difficult for any team to make ends meet to add Turner.
The center this season is maintaining 17.5 points (career-high), 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals average, as the Pacers struggle for a Play-in spot. They are currently ninth with a record of 24-27.