In this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner. They discussed:
0:30: Hosting the NBA Draft with ESPN and his thoughts on Indiana’s draft.
2:30: Drawing motivation from going No. 11 in the 2015 draft. He felt he should’ve gone No. 5 to Orlando.
4:10: Being 21 years old and still having so much untapped potential.
5:00: His reaction to report that Paul George plans to leave the Pacers.
5:55: Whether he’s talked to Paul about the situation.
7:00: Whether he’s ready to be Indiana’s franchise player.
8:00: How much more comfortable and confident he was as a sophomore.
9:00: Improving his three-point shooting.
10:30: Going to playoffs in his first two seasons and how valuable that experience is.
13:00: His offseason training and goals
16:15: Being a prototypical big men in today’s NBA.
17:00: Who are the toughest big men to defend?
18:20: His first season playing for coach Nate McMillan.
20:30: What he learned from Larry Bird over the last two years.
21:05: His relationship with general manager Kevin Pritchard and their discussions about the franchise’s long-term plan.
24:30: Will he try to recruit free agents to Indiana?
27:00: How much he loves Indiana and the Pacers organization.