Kevin Pritchard Rumors
The Pacers officially picked up the fourth-year option on Myles Turner’s rookie deal for the 2018-19 season, Kevin Pritchard said. Still, this is a business so Turner said it was nice to physically receive a letter of notification earlier this summer. “You can never assume anything,” he said. “It’s always refreshing just to see it first-hand. To know this organization has my back and has a great deal of respect for me, that’s all I can ask for.” He’ll earn $3.4 million for the final year of his rookie deal. One of the top priorities early next summer will be signing Turner to a contract extension.
The trade got so far down the line that plans were put in place for George and Gilbert to have a phone call to talk about his place in the Cavs’ franchise. However Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard abruptly backed out of the discussed pact and shortly thereafter Indiana sent George to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.