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Pacers Links: Myles Turner looking for better offer from Pacers

Recent reports reveal contract negotiations are indeed under way with the Pacers big man.

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Recent reports of the Pacers and Myles Turner working on a contract extension by renegotiating the remaining months of his current deal to add money this year and then extend to the future were further confirmed in a report from Marc Stein earlier this week.

Myles Turner, to this point, has rebuffed Indiana’s contract extension offers, league sources say. Ditto for Jordan Clarkson in Utah, where sources say the Jazz came into the season hopeful of securing a new long-term deal with Clarkson before he becomes a free agent this summer. There are teams out there naturally hoping that Turner or Clarkson (or both) will be in play for trades before the deadline. I donʼt see the Jazz trading Clarkson; Turnerʼs situation continues to be harder to read.

So, the key to this update is that the Pacers and Turner are indeed negotiating and have reached the point of one side leaking the status of the negotiation. Myles has been doing his part of late, making very public his appreciation for the fans at the Fieldhouse and the current state of the team and his role in this surprising season.

The renegotiation deadline is March 1, which would allow the Pacers to throw a big chunk of their unused cap space at Turner for the rest of the year which overall would boost a modest raise the team would no doubt prefer to offer Turner. However, February 9 is the trade deadline and the Pacers will need to have some form of agreement in place to weigh trades against. If not, they will need to find the best deal possible. Yes, as time continues to tick, the situation remains hard to read. Hopefully, both sides are working together in good faith as they claim to be.

In other roster news, Oshae Brissett and James Johnson had both of their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season. No surprise considering the excess money the Pacers have under the cap combined with the valuable role both players provide this roster. Brissett is simply always ready to roll off the bench despite sporadic minutes from game to game pending injuries, foul trouble or the need for a boost in a game turning sideways. As for Johnson, his best work has been done off the court on the bench and in the locker room as the veteran presence that the rest of the roster loves leaning on for his experience. Oh, and when called on to play, Johnson only knows how to play hard.

Check out the links:

Game Preview: Pacers vs. Hornets - Pacers.com

NBA trade deadline time - Marc Stein

4 observations: Pacers rally to beat Blazers 108-99 behind Aaron Nesmith, Andrew Nembhard - Indy Star

Doyel: These Pacers are the anti-Colts, competing rather than quitting

Preview: The Hornets look to repeat Friday’s historic scoring tonight against the Pacers - At The Hive

Blazers fall to Pacers: 6 observations from loss vs. Indiana - Blazers Edge

Pacers’ defense contains Trail Blazers for fifth straight home win: Running Thoughts - Fieldhouse Files

Oshae Brissett has contract become fully guaranteed, not waived by Indiana Pacers before deadline

Indiana Pacers forward James Johnson sees contract become guaranteed for rest of season

2023 NBA Predictions for the Finals, Trade Demands, Wembanyama, and More - The Ringer

NBA’s scoring explosion: What’s happening, can it continue and will anyone score 82 (or more)? - The Athletic

Pacers announcer's viral reactions reach millions - WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather | Indiana Traffic

Aaron Nesmith in a groove for the Indiana Pacers: 'Just playing free, playing to my strengths' - Sports Illustrated Indiana Pacers news, analysis and more

Report: Myles Turner and Indiana Pacers open up contract extension talks - Sports Illustrated Indiana Pacers news, analysis and more

Indiana Pacers: Anunoby and Haliburton converse intently after game

Indiana Pacers receive heavy praise in Eastern Conference Weekly and Monthly awards - Sports Illustrated Indiana Pacers news, analysis and more

Pacers Resolutions - Indy Sports Legends

Pacers' Bennedict Mathurin and Tyrese Haliburton primed to be NBA's next star backcourt | Sporting News Canada

L2M Report - Pacers vs. 76ers

Pacers vs. Sixers: NBA acknowledges important missed calls late in game

Late turnovers cost Pacers win in Philly: Running Thoughts - Fieldhouse Files

Indiana Pacers Facing Contract Deadline For Oshae Brissett And James Johnson - Forbes.com

Reflecting on a year of monumental change for the Indiana Pacers | iPacers

Reggie Miller Fires Back At Wally Szczerbiak For Criticizing Tyrese Haliburton | Yardbarker