Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner will be sidelined for at least two weeks after the team announced Tuesday afternoon he's suffering from a stress reaction in his left foot. He was experiencing soreness in his ankle and foot ahead of Indiana's game against the Los Angeles Clippers Monday night, and was ultimately held out.
After seeing several specialists its been determined that Turner will receive treatment for his left foot and be sidelined and re-assessed in two weeks. It's expected that Turner could be out past the NBA's trade deadline on Feb. 10, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Turner's been mentioned heavily as a trade target ahead of the deadline, as it has been reported this season that the Pacers are open to trade discussions around him, Domantas Sabonis and Caris LeVert. Turner's injury could have an impact on any return Indiana could get for him. He's garnered interest from several teams across the league, including the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets, but this latest injury could ward some teams off that are looking to add someone who can help right now.
When healthy, Turner is among the league's best rim protectors, as he currently ranks second in the NBA in blocks per game (2.8), while averaging 13 points and 7.1 rebounds. It's clear to see why he's garnering so much attention on the trade market, but with this new injury it could potentially hinder the Pacers' ability to get the best package possible for the big man.
There's always the possibility that Indiana decides not to trade him by the deadline if it doesn't think it's getting a good enough deal. Instead, the Pacers could wait until the offseason, by which time Turner could be fully healed from this foot injury and up his trade value toward the end of the season.