NBA Rumors: Pacers' Center To Miss At Least One Week With Ankle Sprain

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is set to miss at least one week with an ankle sprain, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. 

Turner suffered the leg injury during pregame warmups before his club's regular season opener against the Washington Wizards, which ended in a 114-107 defeat. He landed on a ball boy's leg that caused the sprain in question and was ruled out of the game entirely. 

The 26-year-old is an intricate piece in the Pacers offensive, alongside his prowess of defending the rim and Indiana fans should feel relieved that the injury was not anymore severe. 

The former first-rounder (11th overall) in the 2015 draft was surrounded by trade rumors this past offseason. His name was particularly around a potential trade with the Los Angeles Lakers that would send his services alongside Buddy Hield for Russell Westbrook and two future first round picks (2027-2029).

Turner is obviously still belongs on the Pacers as of today, but speculation of his moving is still something to keep an eye on as the season continues to play out. 

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