Many teams will. Turner is having arguably the best year of his career, and there aren’t a ton of strong centers who play as big as Turner does these days.
Turner is an interesting candidate for a lot of teams, and he’s only 25. It’s not a perfect idea–there is reason for caution as well for the Clippers. There certainly are advantages to what this would bring, however.
No. 1 advantage to the LA Clippers trading for Myles Turner: He fits
Myles Turner certainly fits with the LA Clippers. He’s a long, athletic center who can shoot the three-ball at a very high level.
In fact, this season, he’s shooting at the highest three-point clip he ever has (39.7%). He’s been exceptional from back there, and is converting at a high rate in general. A 53.1% field goal shooter, Turner is exceptional as a scorer at his position.
The former No. 11 overall pick would slot right in as the Clippers’ starting center, and we wouldn’t have to go small ball as much with him in the lineup. His athleticism and three-point shooting would stretch the floor in itself. We wouldn’t need to sacrifice size for athleticism and perimeter shooting/perimeter defense.