Amid the most frenzied summer in NBA history, Myles Turner has been living and training in tranquil solitude.
While six of last season’s 15 All-NBA team members jumped to different franchises, the reigning league blocked-shots leader isolated himself 15 miles southwest of Fort Worth at the Athletic Performance Ranch.
While his Indiana Pacers and hometown Mavericks attempted to upgrade their rosters, the Euless Trinity and University of Texas product trained his sights on USA Basketball’s Aug. 5-9 training camp in Las Vegas.
Turner, 6-11, 250 pounds, hopes to earn a spot on the USA squad that will compete in the Aug. 31-Sept. 15 FIBA World Cup in China. He’s honing his body and mind through weightlifting, swimming, kickboxing and yoga, in a high-tech training facility surrounded by pastures.
“I like it secluded,” he said. “I like being able to do my own thing and training with my own team and not having any outside noise.”