The Indiana Pacers are already not expected to be a very good team this season.
Last season, they traded away Domantas Sabonis and Caris LeVert and finished the yr because the thirteenth seed within the Eastern Conference (25-57 record).
Over the offseason, in addition they moved Malcolm Brogdon, so they may likely be a team that finds itself within the lottery once more.
To make matters worse, certainly one of their best players, Myles Turner, reportedly got injured after falling on the ball boy before the Pacers hosted the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening (in line with Jake Fisher of Yahoo! Sports).
Fisher: Source: Myles Turner landed on a ball boy’s foot during pregame warmups, resulting in tonight’s ill-timed ankle injury. Unlucky twist after rehabbing to return for Indiana’s season opener.
In accordance with Shams Charania of The Athletic, he’ll now miss not less than one week with the sprained ankle.
Charania: “Pacers center Myles Turner is anticipated to miss not less than one week after suffering an ankle sprain when he landed on a ball boy under the rim in pregame warmups Wednesday night, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium“
Last season, Turner averaged 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and a couple of.8 blocks per contest in 42 games.
If the Pacers were willing to trade him, he could possibly be a very good pickup for a contending team.
The previous Texas star is top-of-the-line rim protectors within the league and remains to be only 26 years old.
The Pacers will play their next game on Friday evening once they host the San Antonio Spurs.