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The Indiana Pacers and center Myles Turner have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $80 million, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Turner was drafted by the Pacers with the No. 11 overall pick in 2015, averaging 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 65 games last season.
He suffered an array of injuries, his numbers dipping from 14.5 points and 7.3 boards in 2017-18. Still, the Pacers were the surprise of the league last season, claiming the No. 5 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference before losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games in the first round.
“By all accounts, Turner had a productive offseason and looks to be healthy and in great shape entering the 2018-19 campaign,” Luke Adams of HoopsRumors wrote. “The Pacers are clearly confident in the strides that their longest-tenured player has made, based on the reported terms of his new deal.”