Pacers sign rumored commercial candidate to contract extension
The Indiana Pacers are putting an end to commercial speculation around one of their key players.
The Pacers have agreed to a two-year contract extension with the center Myles Turner on Saturday. The deal, which includes the renegotiation of Turner’s salary for 2022-23, will total $60 million.
Turner will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and the March 1 contract deadline is fast approaching, even when negotiations opened last month.
The uncertain long-term status of the center has making him a frequent subject of commercial rumors for most of the early part of the season.
Turner, who turns 27 in March, is averaging 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, a career high.
The Pacers are sure to enjoy building around him and Tyrese Haliburton, and they can start filling out the list around them now that they know Turner will be staying in town for at least a while.