Pacers keep key piece in place by giving Turner new deal | Inquirer Sports

Pacers keep key piece in place by giving Turner new deal

/ 10:19 AM October 16, 2018

Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers leave the floor after fouling out agent the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 29, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 105-101 to win there series. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers have signed 22-year-old Myles Turner to a contract extension.

Team officials made the announcement Monday but declined to provide details of the deal. It is a four-year deal worth $72 million, espn.com reported.

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A message was left by The Associated Press with Turner’s listed agent.

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The signing means Indiana will have two key players — Turner and All-Star guard Victor Oladipo — under contract for the next three seasons.

Turner was taken No. 11 overall in the 2015 NBA draft and finished third in the league with 1.82 blocks last season. He also averaged 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

In a statement issued by the team, Turner said he is “excited to build here in Indiana.”

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