Myles Turner Rumors

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Myles Turner
Myles Turner
Position: F-C
Born: 03/24/96
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:239 lbs. / 108.4 kg.
Salary: $18,000,000
Pacers center Myles Turner was with the U.S. team that competed in China last summer at the World Cup, a group that spent more than seven weeks together between training camp, exhibition games in the U.S. and Australia, and then the tournament itself. The Pacers have clinched a playoff spot, so they’re assured of spending at least seven weeks at Disney this summer. It’s another long summer for Turner, and he’s not complaining. “There is a lot of similarity in how it’s set up, but for me personally, I just think that it’s a great time for everybody to kind of stay focused,” Turner said. “There’s no distractions. Everybody’s locked in and focused. So, there’s really not a lot that can go wrong in a basketball sense.”
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Turner’s father, David, contracted the COVID-19 virus and was quarantined in a bedroom in the family home in Dallas for about 10 days. He’s doing well now according to Myles, but the episode had an obvious impact on his feelings toward going back to basketball when the number of cases of infected people continues to rise. Turner moved back into his parents’ house when he returned to Texas after the season was put on hold. His father hadn’t been feeling well and was discovered to have the virus the second time he was tested. “I saw it firsthand and how it affected my family and I couldn’t imagine how it’s affected other families,” Turner said Friday during a Zoom call with media members. “I definitely wasn’t a big proponent of playing at first. I still have questions now, but most of the questions have been answered.”
Storyline: Coronavirus
For a guy like Turner, he’s not counting days either way. His father, David, contracted the coronavirus and was hospitalized for nearly a week at Texas Health HEB before returning home safely. “I’m indifferent about [the league returning]. After seeing how this all affected my family, and my dad, if the season is canceled I understand,” Turner said. “As a competitor, I want to play. My life also means more than a couple of basketball games. Of course I’d love to see it resume, but not to the extent for a life being at risk. There are a few scenarios they are trying to produce that can be viewed as an outcome of a season, and if they do that that’s fine. I just want it to be safe.”
Storyline: Coronavirus
Pacers center Myles Turner knows firsthand the impact of COVID-19. Not long after the NBA suspended its season on March 11, Turner’s father David tested positive for the virus. The elder Turner was eventually admitted to a hospital in the Dallas area for a number of days, isolated from the rest of his family. Thankfully, David Turner’s condition eventually improved, allowing him to be discharged and return home.
Storyline: Coronavirus
“His recovery process took a while,” Myles Turner told reporters on a conference call on Tuesday. “He was on oxygen for a little bit. He’s better now, but it was definitely scary at the time.” Turner’s father is well known to many Pacers fans. He travels from Dallas to Indianapolis to attend almost every home game, sitting in the lower bowl of Bankers Life Fieldhouse across the court from the Pacers’ bench. His animated reactions to big plays have earned him some TV time over the years.
Turner is hopeful that the NBA can resume at some point this season. The Pacers were well on their way to their fifth straight playoff appearance, a streak that started Turner’s rookie season. Indiana has not advanced past the first round over that span, but Turner said he was “optimistic” that this team was equipped to make a deep run. “I most definitely want to play,” Turner said. “That’s just the competitor in me and I think we started to get some good leverage towards the end of the season.”

Myles Turner’s father, David, contracted COVID-19 soon after the league suspended operations after the Pacers’ March 10 home game. David Turner fell ill about a week before his son’s 24th birthday — March 24 — but was fortunate to avoid the fate of so many others who weren’t treated or tested immediately. In fact, his first visit to the hospital led to an incorrect H1N1 diagnosis, a flu strain.
Storyline: Coronavirus
“It was a rough patch for a couple weeks,” Turner said. “They said they think he actually contracted it in Indiana. He caught it early before all the frenzy started to happen. Once he got it, he had a whole bunch of symptoms, fever, chills, pneumonia. Had to get him to the hospital. They said he had the H1N1, sent him back home, then he started feeling worse, they sent him to a different hospital, they tested him right away. They said he had corona.”
Turner isn’t willing to take the risk without being extremely cautious first. What would games look like? Would they get exhibitions to get ready to play again after so much inactivity? Oh, and what about the fans, or lack of them. He’d fully expect such a scenario of action resumes. “That’s going to be an adjustment for all of us to have to play in front of no fans,” Turner said. “It’s probably going to be necessary. It’s not something I think we’re looking forward to.”

Myles Turner's dad recovers from COVID-19

NBA players – generally young and healthy – mostly face reduced risk (not no risk) of developing serious symptoms due to coronavirus. But family and friends are still susceptible. Pacers center Myles Turner on C.J. McCollum‘s podcast: “My dad actually got it. He made a full recovery. But just seeing him kind of go through it was huge, because you see all the memes, and it’s funny and stuff on Twitter until something actually happens to you. And seeing my dad get it, he was super weak. He could barely talk.”
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Myles Turner: “My dad has underlying conditions as well. He’s 55, 56 years old. So, he has underlying conditions. And he was in the hospital for damn near a week, maybe six or seven days. I think that’s when I kind of started taking it more serious. Like, man, this can really happen to anybody. We don’t know much about it. And that’s when I started doing more research on it, keeping up on it every day to see what I can do to keep myself safe, my sister safe, keep my family safe. Blessed as it may be, he made a full recovery.”
Reggie Miller was asked about Victor Oladipo’s return to the lineup and what that meant for the Pacers. Miller shared what he said heard from Pacers coach Nate McMillan before the matchup. “This lineup for the Pacers is the future,” Miller said. The lineup Miller referred to consists of Oladipo, Malcolm Brogdon, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner.
Young estimated that he changes his number every 5-6 months. Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner said he changes his number “a lot,” which, he added, places him on the lower end of the spectrum. “Some guys, like Paul George, change it, like, every week.” NBA veteran Taj Gibson said he’s had “a bunch of teammates who change their numbers all the time.” He recalled sitting around the Chicago Bulls locker room earlier this decade and hearing teammates shout, “Man, Derrick just changed his number again!” referring to then-Bulls teammate and 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose.
Other players hope deceiving unwanted callers can buy them more time. Sometimes, upon seeing an unknown number flash across his phone screen, Turner will hand the device to Pacers massage therapist Andrei Mikhailau. “They hear his Russian accent and say, “Oh, it’s probably not Myles,'” Turner said. Other times, for incoming FaceTime calls, he’ll ask a team video assistant to remove his Pacers gear and answer.
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The active phone conversations for Indiana could be a sign of what’s to come this summer. Rival executives believe the Pacers will eventually break up their big man trio of All-Star Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner and rookie Goga Bitadze. Turner is the name most rival executives believe will be traded, and the Cavaliers were among the teams who called to do due diligence on his availability before they landed Andre Drummond from Detroit, according to league sources.
Storyline: Myles Turner Trade?
The active phone conversations for Indiana could be a sign of what’s to come this summer. Rival executives believe the Pacers will eventually break up their big man trio of All-Star Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner and rookie Goga Bitadze. Turner is the name most rival executives believe will be traded, and the Cavaliers were among the teams who called to do due diligence on his availability before they landed Andre Drummond from Detroit, according to league sources.
Storyline: Myles Turner Trade?
“As soon as I turned off social media, I started playing better,” Turner said about deactivating his Twitter and Instagram accounts soon afterward. “I wasn’t wasting my days scrolling through tweets and posts and (expletive) like that. Social media is good for what it’s worth. “For someone in my position, it can be toxic at times. You start hearing stuff, hearing your name pop up in certain places. You can’t pay it any mind. You got to be comfortable in your own skin.”
Turner, by the way, is back on social media. It’s not because he wants to be there but because he has to do it. These are advertising platforms after all. “The way I view fans, if they don’t love you, they hate you. You can’t pay (attention) to all that kind of stuff,” Turner said. “The only reason I reactivated is because I had to. I had certain obligations with certain companies. If it wasn’t for that I’d probably still be off social media.”
The Celtics can be a legitimate threat to win the East, the thinking goes, but will need a big, multi-faceted center who can match up both with Philadelphia’s interior behemoth Joel Embiid to do so. and Milwaukee’s perimeter-oriented Brook Lopez. Among the candidates: Indiana’s Myles Turner and San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge. But the Pacers would be unlikely, sources have told Heavy.com, to trade Turner in the Eastern Conference, if at all.