Lakers trade rumors: Myles Turner looks like he wants to be a Laker

Lakers trade rumors: Myles Turner looks like he wants to be a Laker

Over the last 12 months, perhaps no player has been linked with more lakers in the trade discussions that Myles Turner. Through various trade machinations that have included Malcolm Brogdon and Buddy Hield packaged with him, Turner has been the mainstay as a target for the Lakers.

As it stands, one of the few offers left on the table involves Turner, who will appear on Monday at The Woj Pod by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski all the more strange for the great man. Turner directly addressed the rumors and basically made the case for the Lakers to trade him (emphasis mine).

“That’s such an intriguing question. I think, personally, when you look at this business of the league and you know the landscape of the league, you have to go outside of your future, right? We all know that picks are very valuable in this league .Someone like me, I’m entering the last year of my deal and want to make sure you get a return on your assets. If I’m the Lakers, I look at it very well with the position you’re in. I know what I can bring to a team: my leadership, my shot blocking, my 3-point ability and just my skill. make plays on the ground, and I take a very long look at it. As for pulling the trigger, I get paid to shoot, not make these calls. So I couldn’t answer that.”

Later in the podcast, Turner talked about what it would mean to go to Los Angeles and play for the Lakers after spending his career in Indiana (via Ricky O’Donnell/SB Nation).

“Yes, [it’s appealing]. Just playing in the bigger market, I think here in the Midwest we don’t get the love that I think we deserve. It is not taken nationally. You are under the microscope in the West, when you do wrong you will hear about it. When you do really well, you get a lot of love, especially with the love the Lakers get. I think another aspect that is playing with greatness and playing with LeBron, I feel like he demands a certain level of excellence especially at this point in his career. It’s just one of those things, when you’re out there, you’ve got to perform. People are going to expect you to go out there and maintain that legacy that the Lakers have built over the years.”

Another interesting aspect of the podcast is how much Turner talked about wanting to be a center. Considering how much Anthony Davis has talked about NOT wanting to play center, this seems like another perfect matchup.

However, as much as Turner is campaigning for it, the Lakers seem quite willing to wait to make a deal. They can have tripped over something with Russell Westbrook off the bench based on the last two games, it’s a move and development that would relieve a fair amount of pressure from the franchise to make a move.

But ultimately, it could all end with Turner in Los Angeles, which certainly seems to be his preference.

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