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

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1. Con: Turner’s availability may concern the LA Clippers

When looking into trading for Myles Turner, the LA Clippers must consider his availability. With how the last two seasons have panned out for Lue and his squad, more health concerns is the last thing the Clippers need. Despite his talent, the LA Clippers should explore the market for other options if Turner cannot stay healthy.

Excluding this season, Turner has played 151 games from 2019-20 to 2021-22. That is an average of approximately 50 games per season. Not to mention, since entering the league, Turner only has two seasons under his belt in which he played over 70 games.

Fans should also keep in mind that Turner has played eight out of the Pacers’ 13 games thus far. As Leonard continues to recover, the LA Clippers recently lost Luke Kennard due to a right calf strain. That said, the Lue will not be able to afford more injuries.

If the Clippers’ front office is looking for a stretch-big who will be available for most of the season, there are better options on the market. However, there is no rush to make a trade, especially with how outstanding Zubac has played.

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Currently, Lue has one of the most durable centers in the league with Zubac. The team should be looking for a center that can match his availability. Turner does not fit these requirements based on his injury history. While he may be able to contribute immediately, Turner’s health may be the only reason the LA Clippers hold off on a trade.