NBA rumors: Mavs out of Myles Turner sweepstakes?

Marc Stein: The Mavericks have been frequently linked to a trade pursuit of Indiana’s Myles Turner, but league sources say Dallas had already backed off on its interest even before Turner’s foot injury and with its team defense already flourishing at No. 5 overall in defensive efficiency

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Pacers center Myles Turner is expected to be sidelined beyond the February 10 NBA trade deadline, sources tell ESPN. Team says he will be re-examined in two weeks, but teams interested in trading for Turner will have to do due diligence on injury as they weigh offers.
Pacers forward/center Myles Turner – who missed yesterday’s game against the Clippers due to a sore left ankle/foot – has been examined by multiple specialists, who have determined the injury to be a stress reaction in his left foot. Turner will continue to receive treatment and will be re-examined in two weeks, at which time the Pacers' medical team will re-assess his status.
James Boyd: #Pacers say Myles Turner is OUT tomorrow against the Clippers with a sore left foot. He’ll get a second opinion and still travel with the team.
Scott Agness: Myles Turner, who finished the year on the bench with a toe injury, says it took 3-4 months to heal and has no limitations entering camp. “Welcome back, y’all” he said to reporters after finishing. It’s good to be back, Myles.
Scott Agness: Myles Turner says he’s still a ways away, part of a 6-8 week recovery period. "It’s an unfortunate injury because you use your big toe for everything."
Scott Agness: Turner says he’s week-to-week. Dealing with turf toe, he hasn’t even returned to basketball activities “The only thing that is going to heal this is time. Thankfully, there’s no surgery, nothing like that."
Tony East: Bjorkgren with some injury updates: Myles and Domas did not practice today. They did some work in the weight room. Lamb was 40% in practice. McDermott was in a full practice today. Bitadze shot a little bit, his ankle is getting better, but he didn't do much on court.
Tom Orsborn: Updated Pacers injury report for tonight vs. Spurs: Doug McDermott - Available (left ankle) Domantas Sabonis - Out (lower back) Jeremy Lamb - Out (left knee) Myles Turner - Out (right toe) T.J. Warren - Out (left foot)
Tony East: Bjorkgren doesn't have a formal timeline on Turner's injury as of now. Couldn't say if it was season-ending or not. Bjorkgren added he wasn't exactly sure when it happened in Sunday's game.
An MRI done Monday revealed that Pacers center Myles Turner has a partial tear of his plantar plate in the great toe of his right foot. Turner is out indefinitely and updates will be provided as necessary.
As long as Myles Turner can handle the discomfort in his right hand, he can play for the Indiana Pacers. After missing the last games with an avulsion fracture in his shooting hand, the Pacers could have him back for Friday's home game vs. the Orlando Magic. It's Turner's call. "It's a broken bone. Real small. Real miniscule. There's really not much you can do for it to heal," Turner said after Thursday's practice session. "No surgery. No time off. It's just one of those things you've got to get used to."
Scott Agness: McMillan notes that Myles Turner was also held out of practice today. Sabonis, Bitadze and Sampson also dealing with what he calls soft tissue injuries.
Scott Agness: Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. McConnell ruled out tonight vs Bucks. Two-way guard Naz Mitrou-Long may receive an opportunity. Myles Turner returns to the starting lineup.
Scott Agness: Myles Turner is questionable for Sunday in Orlando. Goga Bitadze (concussion), Jeremy Lamb (ankle), Sumner and Oladipo are out. Two-way guys are in Fort Wayne. pic.twitter.com/ot2rDBa4AP
Scott Agness: Myles Turner (ankle) is out tonight vs Pistons. No need to rush him back considering the early concern for the injury.
Rod Beard: #Pacers center Myles Turner is questionable tonight vs. #Pistons. Victor Oladipo, Jeremy Lamb, Goga Bitadze and Edmund Sumner all are OUT. #DFS
J. Michael Falgoust: Sabonis (left calf) is OUT and Turner (right ankle) remains OUT tonight. Sampson and Bitadze will start again #PacersHornets

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Scott Agness: The flu is going around the locker room. Myles Turner became the third different Pacer to miss practice time. Domantas Sabonis collided with Aaron Holiday during a scrimmage and had his leg looked at, but he appears fine.
Scott Agness: Myles Turner’s right ankle injury doesn’t appear to be serious. He also had back spasms so McMillan shut him down for the game. He has a week to get it right before the postseason.
Scott Agness: Myles Turner will miss his second straight game due to a bruised left hip. He was on the court for some pre-game shooting.
Scott Agness: Myles Turner feels fine two days later. “No signs of a concussion and I’m thankful for that.” Surgery on his broken nose took 10 minutes. He will get fitted for a mask after practice.

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During Monday's 116-108 win against the Atlanta Hawks, they found that out when Myles Turner suffered a broken nose and couldn't return. His status for 2019 has yet to be determined though coach Nate McMillan is optimistic he'll be available for the start of a five-game road trip that begins Jan. 4 at the Chicago Bulls. "The hope is that he doesn't have a concussion but he can play with a broken nose," McMillan said. "You just put a mask on, but if there is a concussion that's something a little different." Turner will be re-evaluated Tuesday and receive a mask to protect the injury.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner suffered a broken nose after he collided with John Collins during the Pacers' 116-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday afternoon.
J. Michael Falgoust: Myles Turner (ankle) did practice today and told me he thinks he’ll play Monday v #Jazz ... thinks he should not have played in Charlotte #Pacers
J. Michael Falgoust: Turner (ankle) is OUT and Sabonis (ankle) is IN for tonight's game and the likely starter. That pushes O'Quinn into the 1st center off the bench role #PacersSpurs
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