Pacers, Myles Turner reach 2-year, $60 million extension, agent says

Pacers, Myles Turner reach 2-year, $60 million extension, agent says

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has agreed to a two-year, $60 million contract extension that includes an additional $17.1 million renegotiation over his 2022-23 salary, his agent Austin Brown of CAA Sports told ESPN on Saturday.

The deal will include a $17.1 million renegotiation raise, the largest in NBA history, to Turner’s $18 million salary this season, with an additional $41 million over the next two seasons that tie Turner to the Pacers through the 2024-25 season.

The Pacers can increase the money in their current deal because of the franchise’s available salary cap space.

Turner’s extension removes one of the top potential centers in free agency this summer and ends speculation of a trade deal for him.

After the expectation in the offseason that Turner would be traded in the final year of his contract, the Pacers’ trajectory changed with the emergence of young guards. Tyrese Haliburton i Benedict Mathurin like stars The Pacers changed course in a rebuild and decided to extend Turner and continue to improve the roster on the trade market.

Turner is averaging 17.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, with career highs in field goal percentage (54.4%) and 3-point field goal percentage (39.1%), according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Turner is one of three players with at least 50 triples and 75 blocks this season, along with Memphis. Years Jackson Jr. and that of Milwaukee Brook Lopez, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Turner has four games of 30 or more points this season, something he had done just four times in his entire career before 2022-23.

Turner joins LA Clippers forward Robert Covington as the only players to have their contracts renegotiated under the league’s current collective bargaining agreement.

ESPN NBA front office expert Bobby Marks contributed to this report.

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