Myles Turner signs two-year, $60 million extension with Pacers
Over the last several months, the underlining focus around the Indiana Pacers centered on star big man Myles Turner.
He has seen his name consistently mentioned in trade rumors, especially due to his contract situation. It now appears that chatter can be put to an end after Turner reportedly agreed to a two-year, $60 million contract extension.
The new contract includes increasing his 2022-23 salary by $17.1 million to the already $18 million he’s scheduled to make. He will earn $41 million over the next two seasons, putting him under contract through the 2024-25 campaign.
Turner has been a vital piece to the Pacers’ core behind his strong play on both ends of the floor. He’s amid a career-best campaign averaging 17.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per contest. Meanwhile, he’s shooting 54.4 percent from the floor and 39.1 percent from beyond the arc.
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He has been one of the league’s best rim protectors, averaging 2.4 blocks per contest. Turner has become an extremely reliable offensive factor, especially from three-point range. The 26-year-old is a versatile factor that the Pacers hope to build their future around alongside emerging star point guard Tyrese Haliburton, who will likely secure his first All-Star selection.
Indiana is floating around the play-in tournament, holding the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference standings at a 24-27 record. The Pacers are clearly looking well beyond this year, hoping to build a team that can contend for more than a playoff spot in the year ahead to come.