The Indiana Pacers and heart Myles Turner have agreed to a two-year, $58 million contract extension by the 2024-25 season, league sources advised The Athletic Saturday. Here’s what it is advisable know:
- Turner is averaging career-highs with 17.5 factors, 7.9 rebounds and a 54.4 field-goal proportion this season, his eighth with Indiana.
- The 26-year-old former first-round choose will obtain an extra $17 million in his renegotiated 2022-23 wage as a part of the deal, per sources.
- The Athletic previously reported the Pacers and Turner had entered contract extension talks final month.
Myles Turner and Pacers attain settlement to maintain Turner below contract by 2024-25 season, salaries as adopted, per sources:
– $35 million this season ($18M wage plus $17M of Pacers’ wage house)
– $20.9M in 2023-24
– $19.9M in 2024-25
Total: 2 further years, $58M.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 28, 2023
Turner has been a frequent member of commerce rumors all through his Pacers profession, and that solely elevated after the group gave a most contract provide sheet to Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton final offseason. The 26-year-old Turner has remained targeted on the Pacers all through the commerce whispers, resulting in a breakout yr now for the No. 11 choose within the 2015 NBA Draft.
After a 23-18 begin, the Pacers have misplaced 9 of their final ten video games with star guard Tyrese Haliburton sidelined with elbow and knee injuries. Indiana is at the moment in ninth place within the Eastern Conference at 24-27.
Significance of this extension
Typically when a participant indicators a contract extension he indicators himself off the commerce block. And whereas Turner’s new deal is an indication that the Pacers are actually in actual fact in on him as a part of their core transferring ahead (they didn’t was), Turner continues to be eligible to be moved by the Feb. 9 deadline.
Whereas he would have been a rental with out the 2 additional years, Turner couldn’t be a longer-term play for any crew . That’s not the place Indiana’s head and are coronary heart with Turner now. — Vardon
What this implies for the Pacers’ roster building
The Pacers not solely have Turner, Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield and Bennedict Mathurin below contract for years, however in addition they are in nice form with the league’s wage cap so as to add cash subsequent month and this summer season. — Vardon
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