After months of negotiations, the Pacers and Turner have agreed to a contract extension, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
This has since been confirmed by different sources.
Turner — again enjoying his pure middle spot this season with Domantas Sabonis in Sacramento — is having the very best season of his profession, averaging 17.5 factors, 7.9 rebounds and a couple of.4 blocks a recreation. He has been one of many keys to a surprisingly good Pacers group this season.
That $60 million contract extension quantity could be a little deceptive. Turner was already making $18 million this season, however as a result of the Pacers are $24.4 million beneath the wage cap, they’ll do a re-negotiation and extension with the massive man, giving him a $17.1 million bump proper now (to a complete of $35.1 million for this season) and lengthen off of that for 2 years, the primary at $20.2 million and the second at $19.9 million, according to Shams Charania.
There had been lots of commerce curiosity in Turner, going again to final summer time, most prominently with the Los Angeles Lakers in a swap that will have despatched Buddy Hield and Turner to the West Coast for Russell Westbrook and two first-round picks. That draft decide compensation stored the deal from getting accomplished (the Pacers needed two unprotected first-rounders).
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