Myles Turner was a defensive menace in his fourth year in the NBA, all of which have been spent with the Indiana Pacers. Turner started 74 games for the Pacers at center. He led the NBA in blocks (199), averaging 2.7 rejections per contest. He had 11 games with five blocks or more. With Turner anchoring the defense, the Pacers allowed the fewest points per game (104.7) in the NBA. Turner narrowly missed being named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The big man was certainly no one-trick pony, though, as he also averaged 13.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per tilt. Turner collected 17 double-doubles. December was his best month, as the 6-foot-11 center managed 15.7 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 3.2 blocks per contest. Overall, Turner finished fourth in scoring and second in rebounding on a Pacers squad that ended up fifth in the Eastern Conference with 48 wins. Turner's Pacers would lose to Boston during the first round of the playoffs.2017
After a strong second NBA season, Myles Turner had similar success during the 2017-18 campaign. Unfortunately, a slew of injuries throughout the season limited him to 65 games (62 starts). Despite clearly playing while injured at times, the 6-foot-11 big man still averaged 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks across 28.2 minutes per game. He also shot 47.9 percent from the field and a career-high 35.7 percent on three-point attempts. Turner posted 11 double-doubles and 13 games with at least 20 points. Four of those 20-point performances came during a strong December. During that month, he averaged 14.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks. The University of Texas product later scored a season-high 25 points twice -- on Nov. 19 and on Mar. 13. In seven postseason contests, Turner stayed consistent with his regular season numbers. He averaged 12.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. However, he shot more efficiently with a 61.1 field goal percentage and 46.2 three-point percentage.2016
Turner appeared in 81 games (all starts) for the Pacers during the 2016-17 season -- his second in the league. He saw 31.4 minutes per contest, averaging 14.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 blocks (third-most in the NBA) and 1.3 assists. He also had the 17th-most defensive win shares (3.7). Turner shot 51.1 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from three on 1.4 attempts and 80.9 percent from the free-throw line. He set new single-game career highs in assists (six) and steals (four). Plus, he had 15 double-doubles. Turner's best overall game of the season occurred during opening night, Oct. 26, against the Mavericks in a nine-point win. Across 37 minutes, Turner posted 30 points (13-19 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 16 rebounds, four blocks, two steals and one assist. The Pacers finished the campaign 42-40, making the playoffs but losing the Cavaliers in four games during the Eastern Conference First Round. During the series, Turner averaged 10.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks in 33.3 minutes. His best performance was during the deciding Game 4. Turner posted 20 points (8-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT) and nine rebounds in 33 minutes.2015
Following one season at Texas, Turner was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Pacers. A fractured left thumb caused Turner to miss 22 of the Pacers' first 30 games, but he quickly regained his bearings and played his way into the starting lineup by late January. As a reserve, he averaged 9.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 17.8 minutes. As a starter, he averaged 11.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 27.8 minutes. He set single-game career highs of 31 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks, four assists and two steals. Turner also collected four double-doubles. His best overall performance of the campaign was Jan. 22 during a 22-point loss to the Golden State Warriors. Turner played 28 minutes off the bench and contributed his season-high 31 points (12-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-9 FT), plus eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal. The Pacers finished the year 45-37, making the playoffs but losing in the Eastern Conference First Round to the Toronto Raptors in seven games. In the postseason, Turner averaged 10.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.3 blocks.
June 25, 2015Drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft.
July 13, 2015Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Indiana Pacers.
October 15, 2018Signed a four-year contract extension with the Pacers.