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Myles Turner to the Golden State Warriors

We already briefly mentioned the fire sale that the Indiana Pacers are having this season and how the Lakers could get an asset for that sale. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Lamb is not one of the main assets available on the Indiana Pacers and a team like the Golden State Warriors could easily make a deal happen.

Shams Charania and Bob Kravitz of The Athletic reported that the Pacers were open to trading the likes of Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis and Caris LeVert this season. With Turner saying that he is not valued more than a glorified role player, it is clear that this relationship will end at some point.

The Warriors could really use a big like Turner and Turner could really thrive in Golden State. He obviously would contend for a championship, which is a plus, but this is so much more than simply joining a contending team. The Warriors have gotten the most out of just about every player that walks through those halls and Turner would be no different.

Turner gives the Warriors much-needed size and rim protection while also being someone who can help with the floor spacing as he has added a three-point shot to his repitiore. He is exactly the kind of big that the Warriors need and he can easily be traded for.

The trade is easy to put together. James Wiseman and Kevon Looney for Turner. The Pacers would get the second overall pick from the 2020 NBA Draft for Turner, who the Warriors would add to be an instant-impact player over Wiseman.

Wiseman has a lot of potential but Stephen Curry is only getting older and you can’t blame Golden State for wanting to capitalize on this title window. Not only is this a great fit but it takes away any potential matchup advantage that the Los Angeles Lakers have over the Warriors.