‘He is off the commerce block’

You may cease sending these made up commerce proposals on Reddit, Los Angeles Lakers followers, as a result of Indiana Pacers star Myles Turner is just not on the commerce block. Pacers coach Rick Carlisle made that definitive Monday, telling Marc Stein that Turner was “off the commerce block.”

That information should not come as a serious shock. Amid rumors Turner could possibly be traded, he as a substitute opted to signal a 2-year, $60 million extension with the staff. That deal raised Turner’s 2022-23 wage by $17.1 million, making it the most important in-season wage negotiation in NBA historical past.

Although the extension signaled Turner would stay in Indiana, he was nonetheless eligible to be dealt, which is what prompted Carlisle to go on the document and proper these rumors.

Previous to the extension, Turner, 26, was set to be an unrestricted free agent. He is within the midst of his most interesting yr as a professional, and is averaging a career-high 17.5 factors and seven.8 rebounds per recreation.

Regardless of Turner’s numbers, the Pacers are 24-28 and sit in eleventh place within the Jap Convention. The staff has dropped 10 of its final 11 video games. That free fall coincided with the lack of Tyrese Haliburton, who has missed the final 10 video games as a consequence of elbow and knee injuries.

With Turner instantly off the market, the Pacers have till the NBA commerce deadline — which is Feb. 9 — to find out whether or not they need to add items or re-tool for the second half. Haliburton is meant to return to follow in early February, so maybe his standing will decide the Pacers’ technique on the deadline.

Myles Turner is staying put in Indiana after signing his extension. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Myles Turner is staying put in Indiana after signing his extension. (Photograph by Michael Hickey/Getty Photographs)

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