2 pros and 1 con the LA Clippers should consider before trading for Turner

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2. Pro: Turner’s three-point shooting would ultimately elevate the potential of the LA Clippers.

Adding a player like Myles Turner to one of the most three-point-centered teams in the LA Clippers would be a game-changer. This would make the jobs of superstars Leonard and George much easier, as well as the play-making point guard John Wall.

Through seven games this season, Turner is shooting 37.0% from distance on nearly four attempts per game. Additionally, he is knocking down over 40% of catch-and-shoot threes on about 3.4 attempts. This shows how lethal Turner can be and what his role would look like on the LA Clippers.

Moreover, Wall would likely benefit from the addition the most. Having Turner on the perimeter would leave the paint wide open for Wall to attack. If the help-side defense collapses, he can kick it out to Turner for a wide-open three.

Not to mention, the LA Clippers are currently 19th in the league in three-point percentage at 34.5. While this number will increase as the season progresses, adding Turner would immediately impact Lue’s offensive scheme. Especially once Leonard returns, the Clippers could beat their 2021 three-point percentage of 41.1.

In addition, Turner would also be utilized when the LA Clippers are down, looking to make a comeback. Zubac may be a force in the paint, but he cannot shoot the three ball, which can hold the Clippers back in sparking a run. Turner’s three-point shooting would be perfect for what the coaching staff needs to structure the offense. This would be one of the most significant advantages in trading for a big like Turner.