Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers
Although O’Neale and Bey are much more likely candidates and easier solutions to the Cavs’ issues, all options have to be explored after their playoff performance. Having Mobley, Allen, and Okoro on the court regularly kills all spacing and makes life insanely difficult for Garland and Mitchell to penetrate and create good looks. If the Cavs were to explore trading Jarrett Allen and didn’t want to move Mobley to the five, Myles Turner is a dream fit.
Turner is a career 35 percent three-point shooter and averaged four attempts per game over the last four years. Turner is also one of the league’s best shot blockers, averaging over two a game for his career and a career-high average of 3.4 per game.
The last few postseasons have shown that the best defenses are when the team’s best rim protector can be anchored on the opponent’s worst shooter and can roam the paint like a free safety. Allowing Turner to fill this role while Mobley can work the perimeter and switch to contest shots with his length makes them a defensive nightmare.
A trade for Turner keeps the Cavs as one of the league’s scariest defenses while adding shooting, but would cost a lot. Also, the Pacers have had plenty of opportunities to trade Turner in the past and have yet to pull the trigger. Overall, Turner to the Cavs is very unlikely but could be a perfect fit if the Cavs look to make a splash.