New York Knicks: The fit and price tag of a Myles Turner trade

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Get ready New York Knicks fans, the most chaotic and exciting portion of the NBA offseason is  here! The league free agency period officially kicked off at 6pm, August 2nd.

Not only does this represent an infusion of rocket fuel into the carousel of stars changing teams through splash signings, but it also marks the beginning of what is expected to be an interesting period of trading. The New York knicks added Evan Fournier to their roster while retaining a bunch of key pieces from last season.

The Knicks 2021 season was a dream come true in many ways. In a single year, the franchise began to shed its reputation as a perennial loser and showed the upside of its young core. Few teams in the league needed a postseason berth more than New York. While an exit in the first round wasn’t the result fans had hoped for, it also revealed several clear roster needs.

one newly reported trade target represents a fascinating fit: Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner. A reporter from the Indy Star has confirmed that the Knicks have been “trying hard to get the Pacers to part with Turner.”

Could the New York Knicks be going after Myles Turner?

This is the perfect springboard to dive into a look at the factors surrounding a potential trade between the Pacers and Knicks. Does Myles Turner fit with the Knicks’ current DNA? How does he help the team? What is an appropriate offer? What is the max offer New York should consider? And why would Indiana even consider parting with a 25-year-old shot-blocker in the prime of his career?

Let’s take an in-depth look.