Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has been involved in numerous trade rumors throughout his career, but that hasn’t changed how he approaches the game.
While speaking on The HoosHype Podcast with Michael Scotto, Turner said that being in trade rumors isn’t a concern for him anymore and shouldn’t be for others either.
“You’ve got to go out there and take control of your own destiny. If you get traded, so be it. Go out there and kill it. If you stay with your organization, come out and show them why they paid you,” Turner said. “You can make it an ego thing, but this is a business at the end of the day. The organization is going to do what’s best for the organization. They’re not inclined to care about your feelings in a sense.
“Now that I see myself in these rumors all the time, it’s just like another day for me. It’s like, ‘Oh, what else is new?'” Turner said.
Turner has made himself a wanted commodity in his seven NBA seasons. Thus far, Turner has accumulated career averages of 12.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Turner has been a difference-maker on defense for years, having led the League in blocks per game twice. He is currently leading the lead in blocks per game this season with 3.2 per game.
Despite strong play from Turner, the Pacers have been underwhelming to start the season, sitting at 13th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 4-8.